Stan Lee Reveals His Cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man (Spoilers)
05.26.11 by BJSprecher
Recently Stan Lee — writer, editor, publisher, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, and the creator or co-creator of iconic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, the Avengers, and the X-Men — announced via his Twitter account that he will have cameos in two more movie adaptations of Marvel comic books, Captain America: The First Avenger
and The Amazing Spider-Man.
While taking part in a panel discussion at the Dallas Comic Con with artist John Romita, Jr. — the son of Stan's longtime friend and collaborator, John Romita Sr., and the artist behind the Kick-Ass comic book on which the movie was based (and in which Romita, Jr. had a cameo role) — Stan "The Man" gave a hilarious explanation of why he did not shoot a cameo for X-Men: First Class and revealed spoiler-ific details about the scene in The Amazing Spider-Man in which he will appear, providing further confirmation of the identify of Spider-Man's (Andrew Garfield) villain in the movie.
I guarantee the Spider-Man [cameo] is the funniest one you'll ever see.... There's a big battle going on with Spider-Man and the Lizard in the library. I'm the librarian. And I'm stamping books — I'm just stamping books — and I have earphones on, and I'm listening to music. So while I'm stamping the books, I'm going [mimes humming and snapping fingers] and this life-and-death battle is going on behind me. I don't know it, [because] I don't hear them! So that's what it is and it looks so funny and I look so dumb!
The Amazing Spider-Man was written by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent. The cast includes Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Campbell Scott, Annie Parisse, Julianne Nicholson, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, and two-time Academy Award–winner Sally Field.