Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee died mere weeks before the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The filmmakers knew they had to dedicate the film to him, which they did at the very last minute, but that was a fraction of Lee’s presence in the film.
Lee had a large cameo in the film, as many expected. He’s a store owner who sells Miles a Spider-Man costume. “I’m going to miss him. We were friends, you know. It always fits, eventually,” he says. It’s very touching.
— Nick Kondo 近藤 (@NickTyson) February 11, 2019
Yes, that trusty store owner sees the new Spider-Man swinging through New York and gives him the patented “Thwip” hand signal. Who knows what else is in there?