Nicholas Cage is set to play Spider-Man in a new spin-off movie, according to Collider.
The actor will voice ‘Spider-Man Noir’ in the upcoming animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is a separate franchise from the current Marvel movies.
Into the Spider-Verse is based around a comic book multi-verse which features different dimensions, each with their own Spider-Man.
Set in America during the Great Depression of the 1930’s, the Noir dimension will be a darker take on the comic book icon.
Many actors have played the role over the years, including Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, who will appear in the next Marvel instalment of the movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, in 2019.
Cage, meanwhile, appears to be enjoying playing more than one superhero at the moment, as the actor has also confirmed he will voice Superman in the film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
Earlier this year, Cage revealed that he had plans to retire from acting. The star told The Blast that he had plans to direct in the future.
“Right now, I’m primarily a film performer and I’m gonna continue doing that for three or four more years, and I’d like to focus more on directing.”
The actor made his on-screen debut in the 1981 TV movie Best Of Times, before gaining a bit part in Fast Times At Ridgemont High a year later.
He has since starred in over 70 movies, including Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Leaving Las Vegas, and Gone In 60 Seconds.