“This man works harder than most actors”: Nicolas Cage Renaissance is Upon Us as Actor’s Psychological Thriller Gets Announced Hours After Spider-Man Noir

Nicolas Cage swings into action with Marvel's Spider-Man Noir and dives into psychological thrills, all at once.

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  • Nicolas Cage made headlines with his psychological thriller The Surfer, as the film recently dropped its first clip.
  • Alongside the announcement about The Surfer, Cage also made headlines for taking on the role of Spider-Man in Noir.
  • Set to play an old version of the web-slinger, adapted from Marvel's Spider-Man Noir, Cage is constantly adding projects to his long lineup.
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Oscar winner Nicolas Cage is currently all over the news, for getting tangled in the Marvel web as Spider-Man. But that’s not all. Right after media outlets reported Cage’s involvement in the upcoming MGM+ and Prime Video live-action series Noir, the actor’s upcoming psychological thriller The Surfer released its first clip.

Nicolas Cage in his upcoming movie The Surfer
Nicolas Cage in his upcoming movie The Surfer (2024)

Set to release in May 2024, Nicolas Cage’s psychological thriller first made headlines in 2023, after THR exclusively reported The Surfer’s sale at Cannes. From Vivarium director Lorcan Finnegan, the movie thereafter dropped its first trailer right when People magazine announced Cage’s involvement in Marvel as an older version of the web-slinger.

Nicolas Cage’s Psychological Thriller The Surfer Dropped its First Clip

As per THR, Nicolas Cage started preparing to ride some waves for the first time on screen, after being cast to lead director Lorcan Finnegan’s elevated psychological thriller The Surfer in 2023. And now, after almost a year, the movie dropped its first clip that grabbed netizens’ attention, as Cage flawlessly steered the titular role of a man who travels to the edge of his sanity after returning to his hometown.


The Surfer narrates the tale of a man who returns to his beachside hometown in Australia, after spending years building a life for himself in the US. However, things escalate quickly after he gets humiliated in front of his teenage son by a local gang of surfers who claim strict ownership over the secluded beach of his childhood. Shockingly, Nicolas Cage’s character declares war against those in control of the bay, and all of a sudden, the film spins wildly out of control.



Recently, The Surfer dropped its first clip and fans lost their minds. Praising Nicolas Cage for his incredible performance via X, one user even called him one of the most hardworking actors in the industry. Others brought it to notice, how the actor dropped two major project announcements at once, claiming that it’s now Cage’s era.

Nicolas Cage is Set to Play an Older Version of Spider-Man in Noir

Fans of Nicolas Cage are stunned by two back-to-back announcements from the star, with one being the teaser drop of The Surfer, while the other being his involvement in Marvel. According to reports from People magazine, Cage is currently making headlines for his upcoming appearance as the old version of Spider-Man.

The extremely talented Nicolas Cage is an ideal choice for our new superhero and the accomplished producing team with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, and the incredible team at Sony is dedicated to expanding this franchise in the most authentic way,” head of television Amazon MGM Vernon Sanders said.

Spider-Man Noir from Sony Pictures Animation
Spider-Man Noir [credits: Sony Pictures Animation]

No one else could bring such pathos, pain, and heart to this singular character. We couldn’t ask for a better team to explore this reimagining of such an iconic character in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.” President of Sony Pictures Television Studios Katherine Pope noted.

After previously playing Marvel’s Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage is now set to play the web-slinger in a new live-action series Noir. According to a release, the actor plays an “aging and down on his luck private investigator” in 1930s New York who must embrace his past as “the city’s one and only superhero” in the upcoming MGM+ and Prime Video live-action series, adapted from Marvel’s Spider-Man Noir.


Announced by Amazon, Noir will be directed by Emmy Award-winning director of Fleabag, Harry Bradbeer. So it seems, Nicolas Cage just added Noir to his lineup of future projects, which includes his psychological thriller The Surfer.


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