‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ is just weeks away from home release, and fans will soon be able to watch the film in their PJs from the comfort of their couch! The film’s animators have begun teasing the many hidden gems that fans can expect to find.
‘Into The Spider-Verse’ animator Nick Kondo shared a new slo-mo clip from the film that shows Marvel legend Stan Lee appearing as a rider of a nearby train as Miles (Shameik Moore) swings by. Check out the video below!
— Nick Kondo 近藤 (@NickTyson) February 11, 2019
The cameo is next to impossible to spot without slowing down the footage, so I’m sure fans are eager to scour their own copies frame-by-frame.
‘Into the Spider-Verse’ producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller recently spoke about the poignancy of Lee’s cameo, which served as the first on-screen role that debuted following his death. Miller said:
“I feel like it’s taken on an added poignancy since we lost him, but it still as a moment still plays to cheers, but now with some ‘AHs’, and then some laughs. I’m just happy that we got to put him in a really integral spot of the movie, and sort of at a really important, emotional moment for the movie. And be able to honor him in a way that felt like it did him some justice.”
Lord continued, saying:
“I think that it’s a really warm cameo, and we’ve seen it play with an audience for a few months now, and it’s always been a welcome presence. People are always excited to see him. We’ve seen it since then with an audience, and there’s still a kind of joy in it, even though we all miss him. The audience basically welcomes him back. It’s like seeing an old friend.”
‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ will be available on home media release March 19th. Upcoming MCU projects include ‘Captain Marvel’ on March 8th, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ on April 26th, and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ on July 5th.