Live Action Spider-Man Noir Series Currently in Development at Amazon Studios
Sony and Amazon Studios are currently developing a Spider-Man Noir live-action series for Amazon’s streaming service.
According to insider sources, the series will focus on an older, grizzled superhero in 1930s New York City. However, though it is a Spider-Man show, the protagonist will not be Peter Parker, and the show is a standalone project. meaning it will be set in its own universe and not in Sony’s planned Spider-Verse.
In addition, Oren Uziel will serve as the show’s writer and executive producer. Other executive producers include “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and former Sony boss Amy Pascal, who all developed the show along with Uziel. first introduced in a 2009 miniseries.
Spider-Man Noir is a resident of Marvel’s Noir universe. He is a variant of Peter Parker, who lived in New York during the Great Depression. However, unlike the original Spiderman, Noir was bitten by a spider hidden inside a stolen artifact. Which allowed him to communicate with a spider god that granted him superpowers.
Noir made his on screen debut in the animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man ” with Milo Ventimiglia providing his voice. The character also appeared in 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” where he was voiced by Nicolas Cage.
This is the second confirmed Spiderman-related project currently in development at Amazon Prime Video and MGM+. Sony previously announced that Angela Kang’s “Silk: Spider Society” was moving forward at Amazon, with several other shows also in various stages of development.
However, since Sony owns the film rights to over 900 characters in the Spider-Man franchise. It is currently unknown which of these will be featured in the other Amazon shows. Sony is also building a film Spider-verse with movies on characters like “Kraven the Hunter,” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. And “Madame Web,” starring Dakota Johnson, among several others.