Comic book superfan Nicolas Cage never got to play Superman (there's a whole documentary about that), but he is going to be Spider-Man. That is, an alternate version of Spidey.
Collider reports that Cage will voice Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." That's the movie that will introduce Miles Morales as the new crime-fighting webslinger. Shameik Moore of "Dope" and "The Get Down" will be voicing Miles.
In this reality, per Wikipedia, Peter Parker (Cage) takes a darker path with his super powers. He still fights crime, but now he's a "brutal and feared vigilante," who's out to avenge the death of his Uncle Ben at the hands of Norman Osborn. So, a lot more like Batman and less the "gee whiz" Spidey of past films.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller of "The Lego Movie" fame are directing. Look for it on December 14.
And Cage will finally be (the voice of) Superman in "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which opens July 27.
Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world. Read More