Into the Spider-Verse tells the origin story of Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), a teenager who must find a way to become Spider-Man after the Peter Parker in his timeline is killed. Luckily, Miles isn’t alone as the evil multiverse brought several versions of the Webslinger into his dimension. One of these Variants is Spider-Noir, a detective noir version of the hero who literally sees the world in shades of gray.
It’s easy to understand why Spider-Noir is a fan favorite character Nicolas Cage poured his soul into the hero. However, while we’d all like to see Spider-Noir return, no one expected Sony to announce a live-action series, especially with Into the Spider-Verse animation to be very innovative. So, since Sony has been quiet about this mysterious project, we asked Lord and Miller if the Spider-Noir series is still on. God quickly answered, “Yes.” On the other hand, Miller explained that the project is currently on hold. As Miller says, “Yeah [in development] until the writers strike and everything is shut down. But once that’s resolved, we’ll get back to it. But it goes well. Unfortunately, Hollywood writers have been on strike since early May, fighting for fair wages while major studios refuse to negotiate. Still, it looks like the Spider-Noir project is safe, as Lord and Miller are excited to be back at it as soon as the writers get the deal they deserve.
While Spider-Noir will return for adventures in 1930s New York, so far, Cage has not been contacted to be part of the project. We’d love to see Cage working on a live-action version of the character, so we asked if there was any possibility of the star returning. The creative duo played coy, with God saying, “There is every opportunity.” It was enough to live up to our expectations, so we should keep our fingers crossed.
Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s Next Movie is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Before they focused all their energies on a live-action Spider-Noir series, Lord & Miller was working on one Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse And Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Versethe final two chapters of their epic animated trilogy. Across the Spider-Verse will continue to explore the journey of hero Miles as he fights the new villain The Spot (voiced by Jason Schwartzmann), joins the Spider-People multiverse team led by Oscar IsaacMiguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, and even started a civil war between the heroes.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will hit theaters on June 2, 2023. Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse released on March 29, 2024. Stay tuned for our full interview with Lord and Miller.