It's become a signature moment in any given Marvel film: The Stan Lee Cameo. Whether it be from Marvel Studios proper, or a Marvel film from Fox or Sony, the legendary comic book writer can almost always be counted upon to show up for a cheeky moment. With Lee turning 94 in a few months, though, fans are starting to worry that the day may soon arrive when he'll be unable to grace us with his presence.
Well, Marvel Studios is way ahead of us there, because they've created a process wherein Lee films multiple cameos in a single shoot!
Marvel honcho Kevin Feige revealed as much in a chat with Cinema Blend. When asked if they just drop him into a soundstage and shoot a bunch of random cameos that they can insert into various projects, Feige shed some light on the actual process:
"We do not shoot random ones. They're always very specific,... A couple of months ago in Atlanta, he flew down and we shot four in one day -- for four various projects. They're all awesome! They're all totally different. And he was unbelievable. He was on fire. He came in, he sat here, he stood there, he stood in this window, and then he went home."
Did you catch that? Stan Lee already has four cameos in the can for future Marvel films.
A quick look at what's to come for Marvel reveals the following projects are all in some state of production for Marvel Studios and, therefore, are the likely films he shot cameos for in that single day in Atlanta a few months back:
- Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Avengers: Infinity War
This means we've got enough Stan Lee goodness to get us through May of 2018.
What's your favorite Stan Lee cameo in a Marvel flick? For me, I'd have to say his appearance in Deadpool earlier this year was one for the ages.