Nicolas Cage Is Not Returning For His Greatest Superhero Role

Nicolas Cage confirms Sony has now called him about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Nicolas Cage entered the world of superheroes when he portrayed Spider-Man Noir in the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie. However, the auteur actor revealed that he was not asked to reprise his role for the upcoming Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sequel. According to Cage, “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.”

To be fair, it does sound like Sony has not yet asked Nicolas Cage to return, which could mean that the character might show up at some point. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse did finally show a full-length trailer a mere three weeks ago, but Spider-Man Noir was not part of the massive number of Spider-People involved. It would be a bit upsetting to know that Cage is not going to be part of the sequel, as he was one of the better versions of Peter Parker shown in the last movie.

Nicolas Cage especially liked the character, as he expressed his love for Spider-Man and the combination of the superhero mixed with “Cagney and Bogart and Edward G. Robinson.” Unfortunately, it could be that there is not enough room for Cage to get his proper screen time. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is going to continue the journey of Miles Morales, as he truly understands what it is meant to be a hero.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is bringing in some brand-new high-level talent which includes Issa Rae as Spider-Woman, though Nicolas Cage would have paired perfectly with her. Also, Jason Schwartzman is taking on the role of the Spot, who is a villain that can warp between dimensions. The multiverse is the focal point of this animated venture (along with the MCU), so we would imagine all the Spider-People are going to have their hands full trying to catch him.

Miles Morales discovers the multiverse when Gwen calls upon him once again, but this time they discover a group of Spider-People known as the Spider-Force, though it’s missing the most powerful Spider-Person in Spider-Noir (Nicolas Cage). However, Miles becomes at odd ends with the Spider-Force and Gwen when it comes to how to handle the interdimensional threat of the Spot. The leader of Spider-Force is Spider-Man 2099, portrayed by Oscar Isaac, and new promotions have shown them fighting with one another.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has some big shoes to fill after its predecessor was able to nab Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. We would imagine that even without bringing back Nicolas Cage, the sequel is going to do just fine, though Sony should give him a call. The sequel was delayed by an entire year last spring and will make its debut this year on June 8, 2023.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse brings back Shameik Moore as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Hailee Steinfield as Gwen/ Spider-Gwen, and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man. We are not sure if any of the other Spider-People from the first movie will be joining Johnson, but again, we hope that Nicolas Cage is called. Spider-Man Noir is arguably the best of the Spider-People that was introduced in the last movie, and his humorless dialogue is something that we hope to hear again.