The one recurring feature in Marvel movies that we look forward to seeing is the cameo appearance by Stan Lee. The comic book creator behind everything from Spider-Man to the X-Men has appeared in some small capacity in the majority of the movies made based off of Marvel comics. Most recently, he appeared as a librarian in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but apparently he didn’t think that role was enough for him.
Collider was recently interviewing “Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb when Lee walked in to the middle of their discussion. Lee took that opportunity to tell Webb that he wasn’t that impressed with the cameo the director provided for him.
“It was alright, but it wasn’t big enough,” he said. “You keep referring 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?”
For those of you who need to brush up on your Lee cameos, he appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” as the librarian who was obliviously stamping books throughout Spider-Man’s high school fight scene with The Lizard. While he liked that appearance, Lee said he’d like to do more next time around.
“Now, I’ll admit, I was great doing that little thing and walking away and stamping the books. People haven’t stopped talking about it,” Lee said, cracking a smile. “But I think in the next one, maybe we ought to go a little deeper and probe the real me. What I have offer, as only you can do it, because somehow or other you’ve tapped in to something about me.”
He added, “People still are talking about that cameo and saying, ’Why wasn’t it longer? Why couldn’t I have stamped more books?'”
We’re still not sure how serious he’s being here, but one thing’s for certain: We definitely could do with more Stan Lee in our lives.
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