Pic Of The Week: The Amazing Spider-Stan
We’re used to Stan Lee cropping up in cameos in films based on Marvel Comics characters, but now he’s popping up in a game based on one of those films too.
Stan The Man has been turned into a digital superhero for a special feature of The Amazing Spider-Man game that will be unlockable by buyers who pre-order the game through Amazon.com.
Players will be able to play as Stan Lee on own special mission to track down pages of a lost manuscript. Lee himself even provides the voice as he swings and quips his way around Manhattan (and we’ll be very disappointed if he doesn’t say, “Excelsior!” at some point).
“I’m just a living cartoon,” says Stan. “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call from Activision. Then they asked would that be Okay with me – would I want to do it? I shouted, ‘Of course!’ It sounded sensational.
“This wasn’t easy for me, practicing all these moves. I’m just afraid when they see me do it, that I may put Spider-Man in the shadows. I hope they don’t have me looking too realistic and life-like. That would be tough for the Spider-Man fans. I swung through the city like an average guy would do, instead of giving it my usual derring-do.
“I’m like a prisoner in a cell marking the days off until I get the game. Every game Activision does, I am so impressed with the quality of it: the visuals, the sound, the imagination that they put into it. They are all true to the comic books, but they are all different enough from the comic books that it is a totally different experience.”