With the veritable onslaught newbies caught in the web for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" — including Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino as well as Dane DeHaan as Harry Osbourne, Chris Cooper as his papa Norman Osbourne, Shailene Woodley as Miss Mary Jane — it's kinda nice to see a familiar face or two, yeah?
Well, then, here's a guy comic book fans are bound to know.
In the frame, Lee is apparently posing as an attendant of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone)'s big and blue graduation ceremony ... which totally makes sense, given his "genius" cameo in "The Amazing Spider-Man" as the completely unobservant librarian.
Director Mark Webb shared this image of Lee in action (that is, sitting idly in the crowd) on Twitter, dubbing the shot a "Double take," which perhaps means we won't have to do one of those now to spot Lee on-screen, thanks to his sneak peek?
Day 85. Double take. twitter.com/MarcW/status/3…
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) June 4, 2013
While Stan Lee's return for a bit part in the second "Amazing Spider-Man" movie might not be a surprise, there's another character who's risen from the grave to cause rampant head-scratchage across the fan community.
Yep, Denis Leary was spotted on the set all bloodied up as the supposedly late Captain Stacy, a man who'd asked Peter Parker with his actual dying breath to promise to keep his little spider-legs away from his baby girl Gwen. Speculation has it that this is some sorta guilt-induced hallucination (Parker was spotted smoochin' the blonde babe at the grad ceremony, clearly ignoring the passed papa's request).
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" hits theaters on May 2, 2014.
Bonus: For those who've never seen the full line-up of Stan Lee's 16 — make that 17 now — here they are in chronological order (via We Know Memes).
Pretty sweet, right?