Stan Lee makes his case for bigger role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

“Couldn’t we think of it as a leading role?”

During a recent Collider interview with director Marc Webb, Marvel legend Stan Lee barged in for an unexpected appearance in order to make his case for a larger role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Lee was seen briefly in the first film as the oblivious school librarian, happily tidying his books while Spidey and the Lizard beat seven shades out of each other behind him. Next time out, however, he wants more.

“It was all right, but it wasn’t big enough,” says Lee of his first cameo. “You refer to it as a cameo. Couldn’t we think of it as a leading role? Or couldn’t we think of it as a key scene that the whole movie sort of hinges on?

“People haven’t stopped talking about it. But I think in the next one, maybe we ought to go a little deeper and probe the real me, what I have to offer… People are still talking about that cameo and saying ‘Why wasn’t that longer?’”

Who can argue with that sentiment, eh? Good old Stan Lee. Long may he continue popping up in all things Marvel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the UK on 18 April 2014.

What do you think of Stan's idea? Tell us, below!


    • SiMan

      Nov 7th 2012, 14:12

      Err....maybe because you're not an actor Stan you should let this go. I don't mind him having small cameos in these films, it makes it fun trying to spot him, but i think he's taking the p*ss now.

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    • alexr

      Nov 7th 2012, 17:07

      His 'cameo' in Mallrats was a classic...

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    • BasedBishop

      Nov 7th 2012, 21:13

      I think he was taking the p*ss on purpose, SiMan.

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    • Indianabones

      Nov 7th 2012, 23:14

      He's got quite a good sense of humour so I would safely assume he was joking...though stick a red wig on him and he'd make a lovely MJ ;)

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    • writerdave87

      Nov 8th 2012, 21:27

      Clearly joking. He's made similar comments before. He loves his little cameos and they're always a highlight for me.

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