Watch: ‘Spider-Verse’ Special Feature Sees Nicolas Cage Going “Full Cage” for Spider-Man Noir

     March 11, 2019

spider-verse-nicolas-cage-sliceListen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was not only one of the best movies of 2018 but one of the best dang comic book films of all time, and I highly suggest diving into all the special features that are going to be included on the Blu-ray. But I can confidently say the most important one to me, personally, is this two-minute video of Oscar-winning insane person Nicolas Cage recording his lines for Spider-Man Noir. “Probably the edgiest of the Spider-Men,” as Cage puts it.

The actor also discusses the classic neo-noir names that influenced his performance—most notably Raymond Chandler and the “old Bogey movies, the old Cagney movies”. But really, watching Nicolas Cage in what appears to be a velvet suit jacket saying the words “you hard-boiled turtle slapper” is worth the price of admission alone.

Check out the video below. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 19th.

Plus, check out some recently released Spider-Man Noir-focused concept art from the film. 

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Here’s the full list of bonus features included on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Blu-ray:

  • We Are Spider-ManExploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New DimensionWith a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artformas they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse.
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels:Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
    • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
    • 2 Lyric Videos
      • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
      • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

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