The animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a hit for a number of reasons. It was a fun adventure that introduced numerous versions of Spider-Man into its narrative. One such version included Nicolas Cage, who, unfortunately, won’t be returning for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
This was confirmed by Nicolas Cage in a recent interview with ScreenRant. When asked about whether or not he’d return for Across the Spider-Verse, Cage had some bad news to deliver. Although he’d love to return to the role, and shows his love for the material, it looks like Sony chose not to bring him back.
Here’s what Nicolas Cage had to say about not returning for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:
“You’d have to ask Sony. I don’t know what’s going on with that. No one’s spoken to me about that. Ask them. I don’t know. I really don’t. I wish they would. I love Spider-Man Noir, too. I think that’s a great character. Spider-Man’s the coolest superhero. And then you combine that with Cagney and Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, come on, it’s a great character.”
This is certainly disappointing. Of course, it’s bittersweet knowing just how much Nicolas Cage loved playing the part of Spider-Man Noir. And, with that in mind, it certainly seems less likely that other beloved variants like Spider-Ham or Peni Parker will be returning either. We’ll just have to wait and see what Sony’s plans are for Across the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. Meanwhile, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be credited as writers on the project alongside David Callaham. The film will be produced by Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg. The film will be executive produced by original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey as well as Aditya Sood.
The cast for the film includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez and Greta Lee. Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Joma Taccone, Shea Whigham, Daniel Kaluuya, and Jason Schwartzman among others.
Audiences will be able to see the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on June 2, 2023. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse as we have them.