Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Producers Talk About Stan Lee’s “Emotional” Cameo In The Movie

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It looks like Marvel fans won't have to wait that long to see the late Stan Lee appear on the big screen in another interesting Marvel cameo. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is scheduled to make its way to cinemas in a couple of weeks and it looks like the animated movie is bringing with it a lovely little posthumous appearance by the Marvel legend and cameo king.

Speaking in an interview with Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chirs Miller, Fandango talks about how the film offers fans the "first proper Stan Lee cameo since his passing." Marvel fans may have seen an animated version of Lee in Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, but the Marvel comic book writer and publisher never actually got to voice the part.

But this time, it's going to be a whole lot different with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


According to Miller, he and Lord didn't want to give Lee a simple "passing cameo." After all, the Marvel comic book legend did co-create Spider-Man together with Steve Ditko, making him "integral to the spirit of this movie."

The producers there wanted Lee's cameo in their film to "be more important and carry some emotional weight to the movie," explaining that they wanted to "really give him something important like a talisman."

Fandango says that this might actually be Lee's "most poignant cameo," a description which Lord and Miller agreed to. Lee's passing made the cameo even more meaningful for the two, and according to Lord, it was very "emotional" and "moving" to see audiences "engage with it (the cameo) and collectively salute him" during an early screening of the film.

Welp. It looks like our hearts are going to break next, next week.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse premieres December 14.

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