According to the man, the myth, the legend himself, Nicolas Cage went “Full Cage” for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and you are invited to experience it for yourself.
Sony Pictures Entertainment put out on their official YouTube channel a short featurette for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that features on Nicolas Cage and his work behind the mic as Spider-Man Noir. In the flick, Nicolas Cage voices the edgier, bleaker private eye version of the famous web-head.
The featurette splices together footage of interviews from both Nicolas Cage and various creatives behind the project as well as some brief clips of Cage in action as his Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse character. One of the film’s writers tells a story of when Nicolas Cage realized the director wanted him to go “Full Cage.”
Check out the video for yourself below:
Of course, Nicolas Cage is no stranger to comic books or the noir genre (he took inspiration for his screen name from the Luke Cage comics). In the featurette, Nicolas Cage references the works of fiction writer Raymond Chandler, best known for his pulp detective stories, as an inspiration for his work on the film.
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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman with a screenplay by Phil Lord, the film features the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez and Lily Tomlin.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in theaters now!