Stan Lee Has A Cameo In Avengers: Endgame


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It's hard to imagine a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie without Stan Lee popping up make fans laugh via some kind of cameo. The co-creator of so many Marvel characters, from Spider-Man to Scarlet Witch, has been a regular fixture in the MCU, appearing briefly in each film, along with a handful of non-Marvel Studios titles.

With Lee's passing in late 2018, though, there was some fear that his cameo in Captain Marvel would be the last. Thankfully, that's not the case. In an interview with ET Online, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirms that more appearances were filmed before Lee's death. Warning: The following contains spoilers for Lee's role in Captain Marvel. If you don't want to be spoiled, stop reading now.

"We shot a couple of others, so we're coming up on the last of them, yes," he said. Feige also confirmed that one of said cameos is for the next MCU movie, Avengers: Endgame. When asked about Spider-Man: Far From Home, he offered, "We'll see."

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Lee's role in Captain Marvel actually finds him playing none other than Stan Lee. In a scene set on a train, he can be seen holding the script to Kevin Smith's 1994 movie Mallrats--in which he plays himself--rehearsing dialogue. For a moment, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) thinks he's a Skrull in disguise but instead acknowledges him with a small smile before moving onto the next potential suspect.

As a further tribute to Lee, the film also opens up with a modified version of the Marvel Studios signature, in which all of the MCU's heroes have been replaced by his cameo appearances from over the years. The introduction is followed with a simple, "Thank you Stan."

According to Feige, the idea to honor the comics icon this way came to fruition shortly after his passing. "We figured, as we always have, the way to pay honor to him is the way we've been trying to do while he was alive, which is the movies. I had always thought in the back of my head, should that day ever come--which as I've previously said, I wasn't sure it would. Like, I envisioned him at 127--that I would want something sort of touching and rousing up front, as opposed to sort of depressing at the end."

For a look at all of Lee's cameo contributions to Marvel movies, take a look at our definitive ranking. Also, make sure to check out this behind-the-scenes look at how the Spider-Man co-creator has not just one, but dozens of cameos in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Thanks gamespot for spoiling captain marvel with that article about the tesseract. What a great idea!

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Well the Chinese like movies with attractive people. Brie Larson has that checked off

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Let’s be honest, this movie did well because it’s the avengers lead up with no real competition in the box office. Isn’t it pretty much the first big budget box office movie of the year so far... and a Marvel flick no less.

Avatar image for PrpleTrtleBuBum

if endgame and far from home are the last the its pretty apt. end of this saga and then very final in spiderman which definitely is his main achievement

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The ranking of his cameos is way off. Whoevef made it clearly doesnt know Daredevil history. His cameo insinuates he is the blind old man Matt saved by jumping into the street and pushing him out of the way of the truck. Thats his classical origin, and it makes Lee in that cameo an actual iconic charactet, and should be in the top 15

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Could you push this garbage movie any harder? Pathetic.

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@edwardnygma: It's not garbage, especially considering the team behind it, but like I pointed out in this article's ( comment section, quite a few didn't really enjoy it.

It might even have the same effects The Last Jedi had on Star Wars movies, in that the movie in question is doing well overall, but any upcoming sequel or spin-off might underperform afterward. Saw what happened to Solo?

Marvel Movie might be dead after their feminist antics, alas.

But you know, CBS loves to close comment sections where people have points. Makes me wonder if they'll close this one too. They'd be pretty spineless of doing this.

If am wrong, make me eat my words, if I'm right, give up. But silencing commenters is the way to go with big companies.

Reminds me of children putting hands on their ears and pretend to not hear, if you ask me...

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@edwardnygma: The funny part is, you know you haven’t even watched it. It’s automatically garbage though. Haha. What a hipster.

Avatar image for cejay0813

@justthetip: I’ve watched it. It’s not garbage (don’t think any Marvel movie is) but it’s not that good

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@edwardnygma: Textbook definition of triggered.

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@edwardnygma: "It exists." Oof, pushing it so hard.

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Comic book characters always come back from the dead; why not Stan Lee?

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@bouchart: Disney is already using his twitter to promote movies.

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You guys need to change the front page title, it has a typo, check again.