Stan Lee’s name is almost synonymous to all the MCU movies. When it comes to the king of cameos, Stan definitely wears the crown. Heck, some fans go to the movies just because Stan’s in it and it ain’t no different for the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, especially after Stan’s death just months before it’s release date. Being the godfather of all Marvel’s most popular characters, Stan Lee was considered a god amongst the fans. Without his contribution, Marvel wouldn’t be the powerhouse dominating all comic adapted movies in the entertainment world. Often, we would see Lee being self-aware in all his cameos in super-hero movies but in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the producers took it to a whole new level.
If you’ve watched Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse you’ll recognize Lee is one of animated roles as a comic book shop owner (as he is) selling Miles (Shameik Moore) his first Spider-Man costume. When Miles asks Lee if the Spider-Man costume will fit, Lee answered “it always fits… eventually” simultaneously pointing at the “no returns” sign in the store. That isn’t the only time Lee appears in the animated movie though, if you kept your eyes peel for him, you’ll see him doing his iconic Spider-Man web-slinging pose as a passenger in a train which Miles (After embracing his role Spider-Man) was trying to stop as stated by Nick Kondo, an animator for Sony Imageworks. Watch the Stan Lee train cameo short video via Twitter.
After the flood gates for finding Stan Lee cameos on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse got opened, all the producers started chipping in the hype. Chris Miller, one of the film’s producers took to Twitter to share some Stan Lee cameos secrets, where we get to see him walking over Miles when he’s lying on a pedestrian crossing while saying “Thanks, New York”. We’ll definitely be greeted with more Stan Lee cameos after the Blu-Ray drops on March 19th when the internet get their hands on it.
Other than the recent Into the Spider-Verse, here’s a list of Lee’s cameos in the MCU movies:
1.) Iron Man (2008)
2.) The Incredible Hulk (2008)
3.) Iron Man 2 (2010)
4.) Thor (2011)
5.) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
6.) The Avengers (2012)
7.) Iron Man 3 (2013)
8.) Thor: The Dark World (2013)
9.) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
10.) Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
11.) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
12.) Ant-Man (2015)
13.) Captain America: Civil War (2016)
14.) Doctor Strange (2016)
15.) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
16.) Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
17.) Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
18.) Black Panther (2018)
19) Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
20.) Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
21.) Captain Marvel (2019) & Avengers: Endgame (2019)
It’s good to know that we’ll be seeing the gold ol’ grandpa in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame (2019) as Stan Lee’s cameo presence in the MCU movie will serve as a strong memory of his contribution to our creative world. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hidden cameo is a fun and touching tribute to both Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Spider-Man’s co-creator).
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