Stan Lee's appearance in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was bittersweet. The man who brought so many iconic superheroes to life – and also fond of a cameo or two – died a few weeks before the release of the film. In The Spider-Verse was the first time that we could say goodbye to Stan & Man and celebrate his legacy.
That walk-on section was actually only one of the two times that Stan Lee appeared in Into the Spider-Verse, but the second one has only just been found. It is probably even better than its first.
You remember the first cameo. Miles Morales goes to a comic store in the aftermath of Peter Parker's death to buy a Spidey outfit. Stan Lee is the registrar and points with a broad grin to a sign that gives no refund. It's cute, but not the best way to draw for a man who was so closely tied to the webhead.
However, the second secret appearance is much better. It is also really well hidden. During a scene in which Miles And last but not least gets to grips with his new powers in the last action, he is seen through the streets of Manhattan while a train rattles through the air. But if you zoom in on one of the carriages, there is Stan Lee, as a signal booster by Sony Picture Imageworks & Senior Animator Nick Kondo on Twitter:
Have fun with the framing of the #SpiderVerse Blu-ray from March 19th! 👀 pic.twitter.com/7JZXLbFr8yFebruary 11, 2019
Yes, cartoon Stan Lee does the webshooter pose and Yes, it is all amazing, word play absolutely meant. The fact that his last role on the screen at everyone's favorite Spider-Man neighborhood sees that he is there when a brand new hero finally gets his mind down, should be enough to get the chills on your back.
It is also a testament for everyone who has worked on the film; there are plenty of Easter eggs and, as Kondo points out, you can experience these moments again and again when the Blu-ray appears on March 19th. Do not forget your magnifying glass.
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