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SDCC 2018: Three new Spideys confirmed for Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse… and one of them is voiced by Nicholas Cage!

July 21st, 2018 by Marc Comments

We heard rumours of this a couple of weeks ago but last night at the Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse panel it was confirmed that Nicholas Cage is Spider-man!

Well, sort of.

Cage was confirmed last night as voicing  Spider-Man Noir in the new animate movie due in November:

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On top of this Kimiko Glenn will ply Peni Parker and John Mulaney will be… Spider-Ham.

This is now six Spideys in all including the already confirmed Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) (below).

Co-director Christopher Lord said: “Miles’ story takes place in an alternate dimension to our own. The Spider-Verse is basically all of these alternate ways of telling this story and all these different people that experience it. The thought of this movie was, what if those different stories intersect? How would it shake them up? What would happen if these people met?”

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Here’s EW‘s breakdown of the footage shown at SDCC:

Moore, Johnson, and Steinfeld were on hand at the panel with producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to debut some unfinished footage. The clip introduced the Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, who suddenly starts experiencing strange symptoms that he originally chalks up to puberty — including inexplicably sticky hands that accidentally get stuck to his classmate Gwen.
Soon after, the footage cuts to Peter Parker’s gravesite, where Miles is paying his respects. While he’s mourning, however, an older, different Peter Parker shows up, and Miles is so shocked that he knocks the elder Parker unconscious. A delightful chase with the NYPD ensues, as Miles tries to outrun the police while swinging through the air with Peter’s unconscious body.

Once Peter comes to, the two realize that they’re from different dimensions, and they’ll need a whole lot of other people with spider powers to face off against a looming threat. First up is Spider-Man Noir, a gloomy hero who appears in black and white and has a dramatic wind blowing around him. (“Where is that wind coming from?” Peter asks. “We’re in a basement.”)

Up next is Peni Parker, a teenage girl with a robot named SP//dr. Finally, Spider-Ham makes his entrance, and he is, fittingly, an anthropomorphic pig with superpowers.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will swing into cinemas on December 14th.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….