Stan Lee to Appear in the Venom Spin-Off

At this point, it’s a foregone conclusion that Marvel’s former president and chairman Stan Lee will have a cameo in every single movie based on a Marvel Comics character whether or not he had any direct association with that character during his lengthy career. But how many of the upcoming movies can claim that he’s already been written into the script?

When we spoke to Zombieland creators Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese a few months back, they were hesitant about saying much about the Venom script they’d been working on. (You can read what they could say here.) As we were going through our lengthy interview with them, we found a little missed tidbit that might thrill Marvel fans, as they admitted to us that Lee will appear in the Venom movie and that they’ve even already written his part!

“Oh, yeah. Stan Lee is in it,” Reese told us. “I feel like that’s the one thing we can say. He does appear in our script, and we’re very specific about where he is and why. May he live forever. Let’s hope he’s in many movies to come.”

Check out next week for our very lengthy interview with Wernick and Reese talking specifically about Zombieland, which comes out on October 9.

Source: Edward Douglas