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Stan Lee and his memorable Cameos in the Spider-Man series

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Stan Lee was the American comics legend who was behind the creation of many Marvel characters. The list goes on from fantastic four to Spider-Man, from Daredevil to the X-Men. He recently died at the age of 95 and left behind not only a formidable creative legacy but also many fun cameos in Marvel movies.  

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For close to three decades, Stan Lee’s fans have enjoyed his presence on silver screen, making his presence both fun and pleasant.  From fans to Marvel actors, tributes for Stan Lees are pouring-in online, and here’s my humble offering – memorable Stan Lee cameos from the Spider-Man movies.

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  1. Stan Lee in Spider-Man (2002)

Stan Lee Cameos

This was the first Spider-Man movie. Here, we are focussing on the scene where Spider-Man and the Green Goblin face-off for the first time. In the scene, Stan Lee can be seen as a part of the crowd caught up in the ensuing chaos.
As debris was falling during the battle, Stan pulls a  young girl safely.  Further, in DVD extras, he also appears in a deleted scene. He is a street vendor selling Peter Parker, a pair of sunglasses; He even has a spoken line here “Hey kid, would you like a pair of these glasses?”. But sadly, the scene was deleted from the main movie.


  1. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Stan Lee Cameos

Once again in Spider-Man 2, Stan Lee heroically saves a woman from falling debris as Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus fight it out.

He’s so natural while saving innocent people from falling debris. Moreover, he gets to speak again, “Look out” while saving an innocent civilian in one of the deleted scenes which appears as an extra in the DVD version. Stan Lee has a special cameo, where he shouts, “Look, Spider-Man stole that kid’s sneakers”. Again, this could have been interesting to watch in the main movie, but it got deleted again.


  1. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Stan Lee Cameos

Here surprisingly he isn’t a part of the crowd and ends up with a dialogue that is touching.
In the scene, as Peter Parker was walking through the Times Square, he stops by a sign which read ‘Spider-Man to receive a key to the city.’ Then, Stan Lee approaches Peter Parker and tell him, “You know, I guess one person can make a difference.”

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Stan Lee Cameos

In this scene, the Spider-Man and the Lizard fight it out in the library of Peter Parker’s school while Lee remains completely unaware. Stan Lee is busy working at the library, playing music so loud in his headphones that it completely drowns out the violent battle happening just inches away.

This is again an action-packed cameo where the Spider-Man even saves him from a table being thrown in his direction. But Lee was not at all aware of what’s happening, which makes it funny to watch.   


  1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Stan Lee Cameos

Again in this movie, Stan Lee is amongst the crowd, he is sitting with all the guests at Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy’s graduation ceremony. As Peter Parker slings his way in the function as Spider-Man, he almost forgot to take his mask off. And Stan Lee seems to be the only person who noticed Peter Parker’s quick change out of his Spidey suit. He even points out, saying “I think I know that guy.”


Out of all the cameos mentioned above, my personal favourite was from Spider-Man 3 where he finally gets to speak something nice. Here he isn’t seen dodging debris as he did in the last two instalments of Spider-Man movies. Or being a part of the crowd saying things which most of the people didn’t notice. Here Stan Lee instead delivers a profound piece of advice to Peter Parker, which kind of helped him in taking his next step.

Watch the scene here.

So, which Stan Lee cameo did you like the most? Let me know in the comments.

36 thoughts on “Stan Lee and his memorable Cameos in the Spider-Man series

  1. He was a legend with so much energy. Every time we saw him on onscreen , in between scenes we all screamed there he is …

  2. I am not much of a superheroes fan but there is no denying that this man was a legend. I’m sure it must have been thrilling for fans to catch him in these cameos.

  3. This is such a great post dedicated to the legend. Stan Lee will always remain alive in our memories through his characters.

  4. Stan Lee is gone but hs creations are with us forever. His marvels can never leave us, I wonder if anyone can ever fill his shoes… no one could!
    This is right tribute to him.

  5. My husband is a huge Spiderman fan.Stan Lee was a legend, I also adore his creative comic books. Thanks for reminding me the good memories

  6. How nice! I knew that Stan Lee liked to make an appearance in all his characters’ movies, but I did not know the details of these appearances. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I have forever looked forward to watching him on screen although those were only cameo roles! Loved all the spider man movies. Good one.

  8. Huge respect to Stan Lee for creating such amazing movies on board and then also leaving a mark in each of them with cameo roles. I have forever loved his cameos in all the spider man movies.

  9. He was such a legend and he’s absence will always be felt. I can’t choose a favourite but the 2014 cameo, I felt was the most wonderful one.

    Im a Spider-Man fan and it’s because of Stan Lee!

  10. His spiderman series was my favourite and this appearance in all the movies will truly be missed. He was honestly one of the best fiction writers of Hollywood.

  11. This is such a sweet post. You are clearly a big fan of Stan Lee’s Marvel comics. Thank you for this lovely tribute to a great artist.

  12. Stan Lee cameos have always been my personal favorites, not only in spider man but in the Marvel movies too, plus his cameo in the Thor Ragnarok was just killer, he will undoubtedly be missed always.

  13. Haha yes, mine is Spider-Man 3 too. I guess I waited for his cameo more than the movie:p Gonna miss him and his cameos. What a man!

  14. This is a great collection for all Stan lee fans. I loved watching Spider man series and his cameos were worth the wait.

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