Stan Lee Reveals ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Cameo, No ‘X-Men: First Class’ Cameo

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 9:44 pm,

Every Marvel fan worth his or her salt knows to keep their eyes peeled for a Stan Lee cameo, whenever a movie adaptation of the comic book legend’s work is made. He’s naturally shown up briefly in every one of Marvel studio’s live-action films so far – including an appearance as “Hugh Hefner” in Iron Man, “Larry King” in Iron Man 2, “Stan the Man” in Thor, and as a fellow who inadvertently drinks Bruce Banner’s blood in The Incredible Hulk.

It all but went without saying that Lee would also be popping up in director Marc Webb’s reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, seeing how he has made multiple cameos in that franchise as well.

Lee attended the 2011 Dallas Comic Con this past weekend, where he dropped the following tidbit about his Amazing Spider-Man cameo:

“I guarantee the ‘Spider-Man’ one is the funniest one you will ever see…. None of these are my idea, they tell me what to do. So there you go… but this one is genius.”

Without really being asked to elaborate (you gotta love this guy), Lee elaborated on the Amazing Spider-Man scene in question. Needless to say, the following is a MINOR SPOILER!!!!





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“There’s a big battle going on between Spider-Man and The Lizard in a library. I’m the librarian. And I’m stamping books… And I have earphones on and I’m listening to music… And this life-and-death battle is going on behind me… It looks so funny and I look so dumb.”

However, Lee also confirmed the unfortunate news that he won’t be showing up in X-Men: First Class. For his own tongue-in-cheek thoughts on why that is, check out the video (via Youtube user Loss2099) below:


Early word is that Amazing Spider-Man aims to be more of a gritty and down-to-earth portrayal of the iconic webslinger than that of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies – and between the use of artificial webshooters, more contemporary NYC attire for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and a mix of CGI web-slinging action with practical wire-work using live actors, it looks as though the film will do just that. Good to hear that the movie won’t completely do away with the light-hearted elements that Raimi’s trilogy tended to overuse at times.

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

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  1. Woah…. A fight in a Library! I LOVE THAT! Im sure its going to be a funny cameo :)

  2. Maybe they should have created a young CGI Stan Lee for “First Class”.


    • LOL :D

      that’s a great idea

      • yeah like..some like early 20s guy or something trying to write his first story or something and then he looks at the x-men like..walking together or some s*** and then he starts writing…or maybe i killed your idea.whatever

  3. Spidey’s own dialogue naturally had it’s own joviality and fun to it in the printed pages. It just wouldn’t (couldn’t) truly be Spider-Man without at least some comedic flavoring.

    • I don’t think that they necessarily mean that they are taking the humor out of spiderman. That’s too essential of an element. The light hearted elements that I think they’re going to remove are scenes like in Spiderman 2 where Spidermab is unmasked and the kids on the train promise to “not tell nobody”.

      • I actually thought that scene where the gathered onlookers assured Spiderman of their discretion was designed to be emotionally strong, not lighthearted. I do agree, however, that they probably will not have everyone and his mother discovering Spiderman’s identity (or, at least, seeing Peter’s face) under the mask… :)

        • Retrospectually that wasn’t the greatest example. A better one would be when Spiderman steals the costume back off of Jameson’s wall.

  4. I, for one, have no interest in this Spider-Tween crap. Sorry, Stan.

  5. I don’t recall Stan Lee being in any of the X-Men, Blade, Ghost Rider, or Punisher movies.

    • He was in XMen…on the beach selling hotdogs in X1, watering his lawn (Jean Grey’s neighbor) in X3…I don’t remember if was in X2. I don’t think he was in Blade…

      • he was going to have a cameo in blade then the director decided not to because he didn’t really create the charcter blade, i can’t remember were i watched it but hey

  6. even the creator of the X=Men wants nothing to do with the film

  7. He was the old man watering his lawn during the Jean Grey flashback in the third x-men. Only good thing about that movie.

  8. He was also on the beach when Senator Kelly gets out of the water in X1

    • I stand corrected! Thanks guys! Gonna go back and try to spot em.

  9. It’s going to be a bit difficult to top his appearance in “Thor”. that was truly classic!


    “Good to hear that the movie won’t completely exercise the light-hearted elements that Raimi’s trilogy tended to overuse at times.”

    I think you either mean ‘excise’ or ‘exorcise’. Likely the former.

    • Thanks for catching that – it’s been fixed. :-)

  10. Can’t wait to see Stan’s cameo in Captain America: The First Avengers, and really hope he will get a cameo for The Avengers as well.

    Considering the new Spider Man flick: can’t be bothered… don’t really care (sorry Stan :)) I am still holding thumbs for Spidey though… really hoping the new one will be a bit more like the comics (and not as depressing like the old Spidey trilogy).

  11. Has anyone seen Spiderman 2.1?

    you see j jameson wearing the spiderman costume and pretending to be spiderman lol

    • I have a copy but I haven’t watched it yet…that sounds funny Ricky!!

  12. Stan Lee will be remembered in time as the Mozart of Superheros!

    • YES!!! \m/

  13. somewhat reminiscent of Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade when Indy is banging on the floor in the Library to get access to the Knight’s tomb in Venice and the libraian is stamping the books….

  14. The reboot treatment of Spiderman 4 was not because of Sam Raimi’s silliness, it was because Sony wanted to do the Lizard in 3-D and Sam Raimi wanted to do John Malkovich as the Vulture….And not in 3D.

    I will always be forever disappointed about this….

    It’s like that time they made a Terminator movie without getting James Cameron to direct it.

  15. I dont think the film makers loved the idea of him telling everyone about one of the scenes in the movie. I dont think they HATED it,, but they probably cringed alil bit…. lol

    Though I liked hearing about it,, I was not crazy about hearing about it.. But I couldnt stop myself from hearing it! LOL Cause I just had to hear this! Hey- tomorrow is not promised to anyone! Maybe those zeolots are right and the world ends in October (their new date),, and we all get to miss Spiderman and Avengers etc! I wanna know what Stan Lee’s cameo appearance was about before I die dammit!!!!!!! LOL

  16. I really wanna see this movie now.

  17. I swear that cameo was one of the most funniest parts ever… Next to the scene with the alarm clock waking peter up xD

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