Stan Lee Will Be Playable in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Video Game

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 22nd, 2012 at 11:04 am,

Stan Lee Skin in The Amazing Spider Man Movie Game

Marvel film fans should be used to unexpected cameos from one of the comic industry’s biggest names – Stan Lee. The iconic writer/creator of numerous Marvel properties – including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor – has appeared in a number of the studio’s film properties as everything from a local pick-up truck driver to a Hugh Hefner look-alike.

That said, one place comic fans probably didn’t expect Stan Lee to pop-up? As a playable character in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man tie-in game.

The report comes from Addict of Fiction, who stumbled on some exclusive news when Stan Lee enthusiastically replied to a question about Marvel vs. Capcom 3 by asserting that he will be featured in the upcoming Spider-Man movie game as a playable character.

Check out the full confirmation from the man himself below:

As surprising as the news might be on principle alone, web slinging through the streets of New York as the the 89 year old man, it’s not entirely out of left-field since Lee has a working relationship with developer Beenox – having done narration work in 2010’s Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.

Plus, while Lee does have a full-on cameo in the upcoming Spider-Man film (click the link if you want to be spoiled), his role in The Amazing Spider-Man video game probably required even less “acting” or physical body work – since it’s probable that his likeness will merely be an unlockable “skin” for the webslinger (Beenox has included plenty of fan-favorite unlockable skins in prior Spider-Man titles). Whether or not Lee will be featured as his cameo role in the film or in his real-life street clothes shouldn’t make too much of a difference to fans who can’t wait to fight the Rhino as Marvel’s front man.

As for Addict of Fiction‘s original question: has Stan Lee ever played Marvel vs. Capcom? The answer was, sadly, a shake of the head, no – followed-up with “Believe it or not, I don’t play video games.” A crippling blow – since the image of Stan Lee huddled over a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 cabinet, talking trash and pulling 100-hit hyper combos at a Tokyo game center definitely brings a smile to the face.

The Amazing Spider-Man releases June 26, 2012, for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for further updates.

Source: Addict of Fiction [via Joystiq]

TAGS: 3DS, Activision, Beenox, DS, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, PS3, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Wii, Xbox 360

  • Moog

    You might want to fix that title Ben, ot whoever.

  • Moog

    *or. Lol yep, hypocrite.

    • Ben Kendrick

      Moog – Thanks for the heads-up. I was scrambling to get it up. I’m sure your typo was the same – you were in a hurry to help us out before I embarrassed myself too much!


  • Postal Gold

    Yes, I guess he will “just” be a skin. But nonetheless: pure, unadulterated awesomeness! Beat up the Rhino as Stan “The Man” Lee himself. How cool os that?!

  • Raven 415

    I love Stan (the Man) Lee… but I saw this interview yesterday on another site… and I question whether he even knows what he is talking about. lol. He probably just did voice over for a character in the game.

    Maybe I am wrong though. It would sure be cool. And even if I am right… there is still enough time now that the people at Beenox might think to themselves “What the hell. Let’s use him as an alternate skin”

  • NEVER!


  • venom42

    can you imagine an 89 year old man saving people or HECK maybe after beating the game it might show Mary Jane kissing stan’the man’lee.very funny but unreal…still then again maybe a venom(flash thompson)would’ve been nice.

  • venom42

    actually i meant ‘skin’ that is.