Spider-Man: A New Universe was an influential work in the audiovisual field both for its ability to modernize animation, with an evolution of aesthetics with narrative criteria, and for the youthful and adult essence of the proposal based on the character of Miles Morales. . The Oscar for best animated film was an act of justice. But, for those who don't know Spider-Man inside out, it was also a way to educate themselves on the spider superhero, for example, with the introduction of Spider-Man Noir, who was voiced by Nicolas Cage.
The character comes from Marvel Noir, a line of comics that the publisher began publishing in 2009. It took well-known characters to introduce them to the United States of the Great Depression, the decade of economic decline after the New York stock market crash. York in October 1929. Its creators were the writers David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky, the cartoonist Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marko Djurdjevic as the author of its uniform.
The comics, set on Earth-90214, began with Peter Parker being bitten by a spider sheltered in a relic of the Spider God. After obtaining powers from this divine figure, he dedicated himself to fighting the city's criminal network, dominated by Norman Osborn, responsible for the death of Uncle Ben, who had been a pilot in the First World War. Later, starting with Dr. Otto Octavius, he was also forced to combat Nazi principles on American soil before World War II.
Now, this version of the superhero has a television adaptation underway produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the authors of the Spider-Verse that has two films released in theaters and with a third on the way. Of course, it will not be animated as could be expected but, from Sony Pictures Television and with Amazon's Prime Video platform as a client, they propose a live-action version.
At the moment, few details are known: it will be set in New York in the 1930s, as dictated by the noir tone, and the spider-man will not be Peter Parker (or a version of this character). What it does have are two showrunners. Oren Uziel, who was announced in February and has written films such as The Lost World and The Cloverfield Paradox, has been joined by Steve Lightfoot.
Lightfoot, who worked on Netflix's adaptation of The Punisher, has a varied resume: her last creative title was Shantarum, a period series for Apple set in India, but she also wrote the miniseries Behind Her Eyes on Netflix and He participated as a screenwriter in all three seasons of Hannibal. Lord and Miller, for their part, are not listed as creators although they did help Uziel develop this new fictional proposal.
The expectation around this Spider-Man Noir consists, therefore, of the way in which it derives from the Spider-Verse with its two authors involved as executive producers. But, in addition, it will be interesting to see to what extent it takes advantage of the differentiating elements of the Marvel Noir comics: there were plots related to addiction, Nazi supremacism, more violence than is usual in Spider-Man titles and, in fact, , even Aunt May came to despise her nephew for this use of violence.