One of the breakout characters from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was Nicolas Cage’s dark ‘n gritty Spider-Man Noir. The character, who resembles a protagonist from a classic black & white film noir, is about to get the spotlight all to himself in a new live-action series for Amazon Studios.
Variety confirms that a live-action Spider-Man Noir series is in the works at Amazon, and produced by Sony’s Amy Pascal. But this won’t be part of the Sony Spider-Verse at all. It will be set in its own universe, and underneath the mask won’t be Peter Park but someone else.
Oren Uziel (The Lost City) pens the series, which he developed with Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Spider-Man Noir was first published by Marvel Comics in 2009 as part of their Marvel Noir line. He exists in a noir-themed version of 1930s New York during the Great Depression, and gains his powers after being bitten by a spider housed inside of a spider-god idol.
This is the second Spider-Man series coming to Amazon. Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) is developing Silk: Spider Society, one of several that are reportedly in the works that’ll take advantage of the 900+ Marvel characters that Sony controls.
It’s unclear who will play Spider-Man Noir, but expect that to be a highly sought-after role. Other Spidey projects coming up include animated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, plus Sony live-action films Madame Web, Kraven the Hunter, El Muerto, and eventually Venom 3.