Farewell Stan Lee! Marvel Creator’s Top 10 Best CameosNovember 16, 2018
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The news of the passing of Marvel’s co-creator has not shocked but saddened the world. Fans all over the world, including us, will surely miss Stan Lee’s funny cameos in almost all Marvel movies.
A Brief Background on Stan Lee
Stan Lee was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan, New York. He was a comic book writer, editor, and publisher. He also served as the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics.
His collaboration with other notable comic book artists such as Steve Ditko and his brother Larry Lieber led to the creation of multitude of Marvel superheroes such as the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Daredevil, and Marvel’s most successful character, Spider-Man.
Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was 95 years old.
His death was met with shock from fans around the world. Celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Holland, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds paid tribute to him on social media.
Most Loved Stan Lee Cameos
If you haven’t seen Stan’s most popular cameos (or if you’re missing them), let’s walk down memory lane and have a look at these video clips.
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#1: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Stan Lee played a librarian who is completely unaware of the intense fight happening between Spider-Man and the Lizard. He missed the fight due to the fact that he was wearing a headset and listening to classical music.
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#2: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Lee was the uninvited guest at Reed Richards’ and Susan Storm’s wedding. He was being escorted away by security guards for being not on the guest list. In the Fantastic Four comics, Lee and co-creator Jack Kirby were similarly escorted away from the wedding party.
In Deadpool, Stan Lee played an MC in a strip club where Vanessa works. He was later heard saying in the microphone “Give it up for Chastity!” He appeared in the movie even though he did not have a hand in creating Deadpool.
Stan Lee however said this was his least favorite cameo because he was never on set. His scene was just shot in a studio and inserted in the film.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Lee appears as an angry neighbor disturbed by Spider-Man’s presence in the area. He later talked to a female neighbor, expressing his concern for her mother.
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Doctor Strange (2016)
Stan Lee was the one reading the book The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, laughing at a certain page. He was completely unaware of the fight between Doctor Strange and Kaecilius that is happening right beside him.
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Iron Man (2008)
When Tony Stark decided to attend his Firefighter’s Benefit party, he mistook Stan Lee for the Playboy owner Hugh Hefner. In the theatrical release, Stark simply referred to Stan Lee as Hef. In the other version of the film, he replied to Tony, “I get that all the time.”
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Stan Lee appeared in a military report as a man who unknowingly ingested Bruce Banner’s blood. After tasting it, he was heard saying “Wow” and immediately fell ill to gamma radiation sickness. This incident leads to the discovery of the US military of Bruce Banner in Brazil.
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The Avengers (2012)
Lee cameo appeared on the ending part of the film. He was the one who said to the reporter in front of the camera, “Superheroes in New York? Give me a break!”
He also appeared on a deleted scene, when a waitress flirts with Steve Rogers. Lee told Rogers to “Ask for her number, you moron!”
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Lee appeared as a military veteran who dared Thor to give him a shot of an Asgardian liquor. When Thor said that the liquor is not for mortal men, Lee responded “Neither was Omaha beach,” referring to a major event on World War II. Lee was then seen drunk and carried away while muttering his most famous catchphrase “Excelsior.”
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Lee appeared as an astronaut being interrogated by a group of beings called The Watchers. He relates his story as a delivery man in Captain America: Civil War. In the post-credits scene, The Watchers left him as they have grown tired of his story. He was seen pursuing them as they were his ride back to Earth.
Lee was instrumental in the creation of Ego the Living Planet and The Watchers.
Surely, Lee’s funny moments in these films will be missed by Marvel fans all over the world. Now that he’s gone, we will always half expect for him to appear on the screen on future Marvel movies.
Thank you for creating our favorite superheroes, Stan Lee! We are forever grateful for your imagination and your gift of entertainment.