‘Spider-Man Noir’ Live-Action Series Still A Go According To Phil Lord & Chris Miller

In just a little over a week, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will swing into theaters, a few years after the Oscar-winning Into the Spider-Verse. With a third movie also in the works for next year, Sony has quite the animated Spider-Man franchise on their hands. But they also have something a bit different, a live-action series spinoff centered on Spider-Man Noir, the hard-boiled 1930s character voiced by Nicolas Cage.

The project was announced earlier this year for Prime Video, but nothing has been heard about it since. Fortunately, Collider caught up with writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to ask about Spider-Man Noir’s status, and the answer will be good news to anyone who likes their Spider-Man a little bit on the gritty gumshoe side.

Lord replied “Yes” when asked if Spider-Man Noir was still on the table, while Miller followed up with more detail.

“It was [in development] until the writers’ strike and everything shut down,” Miller explained. “But once that gets resolved, we’ll get back into it. But it’s coming along nicely.” 

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.

The character really got popular thanks to Cage voicing him in 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And now we can only hope that there’s a chance that Cage could really play him.

“There is any chance”, Lord replied when asked about Cage taking on the live-action role.

Well, that’ll do for now. At least it leaves the door cracked open.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.