Affable Uber-Genius, Stan Lee, speaks out about his (in)famous cameos in the Marvel film adaptations:
While this fun, silly clip wasn't intended to be a film news-worthy announcement, the description of Lee's Spider-Man cameo is troublesome to me. The whole "bystander is oblivious to the carnage around them" joke has been played to death and the librarian stamping books gag is a blatant rip-off of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
I LOVE the character Spider-Man and thought (500) Days of Summer
was a kick in the pants, but the writing staff on board this reboot seems questionable. While Alvin Sargent worked on the awesome Spider-Man 2
, he did so working on a story by Pulitzer-prize-winning author Michael Chabon ... for this reboot he's working with Steve Kloves, who wrote all the bad screenplays in the Harry Potter
franchise (so, all of them but one).
I just can't muster the energy or money to see this reboot when we just had Raimi's storyverse in development. Though, I must say I'm happy they are using The Lizard as a villain.