Lee has had cameo appearances in many films based on Marvel characters that he created or co-created: In the TV-movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), Lee’s first appearance in a Marvel movie or TV project is as a jury foreman in the trial of Dr. David Banner. In X-Men (2000), Lee appears as a hotdog stand vendor on the beach when Senator Kelly emerges naked onshore after escaping from Magneto. In Spider-Man (2002), he appeared during Spider-Man’s first battle with the Green Goblin, pulling a little girl away from falling debris. In the DVD’s deleted scenes, Lee has an expanded cameo in which he plays a street vendor who tries to sell Peter Parker a pair of sunglasses “just like the X-Men wear.” In Daredevil (2003), as a child, Matt Murdock stops Lee from crossing the street and getting hit by a bus. In Hulk (2003), he appears walking alongside former TV-series Hulk Lou Ferrigno in an early scene, both as security guards at Bruce Banner’s lab. It was his first speaking role in a film based on one of his characters. In Spider-Man 2 (2004), Lee pulls an innocent person away from danger during Spider-Man’s first battle with Doctor Octopus. In a deleted scene that appears as an on the film’s DVD release, Lee has another cameo, saying, “Look, Spider-Man stole that child’s sneakers.” In Fantastic Four (2005), Lee appears for the first time as a character from the comics, in a role credited as Willie Lumpkin, the mail carrier who greets the Fantastic Four as they enter
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