Spider-Man is getting a live-action series – it just won’t be Peter Parker at the center of it all. As reported by Variety, a Spider-Man Noir show is currently in the works at Amazon. The series does not currently have an official title, but it is part of a growing TV universe being put together by Sony. The studio is continuing to try and make the most of all the Marvel characters it owns the rights to.
No word yet on casting or how soon production could get underway. Audiences will likely be familiar with the character from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In the Oscar-winning animated flick, Nicolas Cage voiced a version of the character. Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat) is on board as writer and executive producer. Uziel developed the show alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who produce the Spider-Verse movies. They will also be executive producers alongside Amy Pascal.
A brief logline for Spider-Man Noir reads as follows.
“The untitled series will follow an older, grizzled superhero in 1930s New York City.”
Spider-Man has, many times over the years, been adapted in animation on TV. But live-action is venturing into somewhat new territory. The last time we had a live-action version of the Marvel Comics hero on TV was with The Amazing Spider-Man in 1977. For Sony, the decision to focus on this character elsewhere in the multiverse makes sense. That means, Tom Holland’s Peter Park can still be our “main” Spider-Man in the movies.
Sony is also currently developing Silk: Spider Society for Amazon Prime Video and MGM+. Sony still controls the screen rights to the Spider-Man franchise, which is why we have movies like Venom and Morbius outside of the MCU. It appears as though the studio wants to greatly expand the scope of things to include TV as well. Meanwhile, we have further spin-off movies coming in the form of Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web. Not to mention Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1 and Part 2.
The noir take on Spidey first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics back in 2009. Ever since, he’s been a part of the multiverse, and has appeared in other media. He has shown up in animated shows such as Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man. He has also been a big part of video games such as Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Now, he gets the honor of being our next live-action webslinger.
The Spider-Man Noir series does not yet have a release date.
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