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‘Into The Spider-verse’ Star Nicolas Cage says He Convinced Johnny Depp to Act!


In 1984, Johnny Depp made his acting debut in the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street from Wes Craven. Johnny Depp had a supporting role as one of Freddy Krueger’s many victims. Since then, Johnny Depp has gone on to have a lucrative career thanks to many well-known and successful Holywood franchises, including Pirates of the Caribbean an the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts.


Speaking with The New York Times, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Nicolas Cage said that he was the one who first convinced Johnny Depp to get into acting. As he recounts, Nicolas Cage says that he set up a meeting between his agent and Johnny Depp after playing Monopoly while the future Spider-Man star was renting his apartment to the latter:


“The true story is that we were already friends. I was living in an old building in Hollywood called the Fontenoy, and I think I ultimately rented the apartment to Johnny, and he started living there. He was at the point in his career where he was selling pens or something to get by. He would take my money and buy cocktails but wouldn’t tell me about it. He admitted it later. But anyway, we were good friends, and we would play Monopoly, and he was winning a game, and I was watching him and I said, “Why don’t you just try acting?” He wanted to be a musician at the time, and he told me, ‘No, I can’t act.’ I said, ‘I think you can act.’ So I sent him to meet with my agent. She sent him out on his first audition, which was “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” He got the part that day. Overnight sensations don’t happen. But it happened with him.”

In Into the Spider-Verse, Nicolas Cage provided the voice of Spider-Man Noir. Here is the official synopsis for the animated movie:

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

In Into the Spider-Verse, Nicolas Cage provided the voice of Spider-Man Noir. Here is the official synopsis for the animated movie:


Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.


Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, & Rodney Rothman from a script written by Phil Lord, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Nicolas Cage, and Lily Tomlin.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.


Nicolas Cage’s upcoming projects include Color Out of Space and The Croods 2. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as the villainous Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts film, which is expected to begin production in Spring 2020.

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