TOP TEN MARVEL CAMEOS
Former comic book writer and president of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee is an American hero as synonymous with superheroes as damsels in distress and tight fitting lycra costumes. What started as requests for appearances from the grandfather of American comics, Stan Lee has forged a side career in witty cameos. Fortunately for Lee, the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has provided a new outlet for his craft…
(2003) A young Matt Murdock saves Stan Lee’s life, using his cane to stop an absent minded Lee from steeping into the street as a bus whooshes past. Maybe the only thing to thank Daredevil for.
(2009) Double cameo! Stan Lee and original Hulk Lou Ferigno leave their posts for the day as security guards at Bruce Banner’s laboratory.
(2011) As groups of red necks unsuccessfully try to pull Thor’s hammer Mjolnir from the earth one old boy jams his truck into drive, ripping the bed from the axels. Unaware of the devastation to his pickup, Lee leans out of the window asking “did it work?”
- CAPTAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER
(2011) At Captain America’s unveiling ceremony, a group of veterans are ready to greet their new hero. But as his name is called, a short chubby guy in a suit appears in his place leaving a US army uniformed Lee to proclaim “I thought he’d be taller”.
- IRON MAN
(2008) The first Stan Lee cameo for many Johnny come latelys to the Marvel party. On leaving a gala event, Tony Stark comes across Lee on the red carpet surrounded by women. In a case of mistaken identity, Tony pats him on the back and says “hi Hef”.
- THOR DARK WORLD
(2013) The institutionalised Erik Selvig is taking a lesson on the convergence, using shoes to explain his theory to the mental ward patients. He finishes with “any questions?” at which point Stan Lee is revealed as a patient asking “yeah, can I have my shoe back?”
- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
(2014) Peter arrives late for his own graduation and as he swings in, forgets to remove his spidey mask. Stan Lee is in the crowd and announces, “I recognize that guy!”
(2012) “Superheroes in New York? Give me a break”. The views of Stan Lee in the wake of the battle of New York.
- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Hilarious cameo which has Stan Lee as a librarian at the Midtown High School, merrily going about his business with head phones on as Spider-Man and the Lizard duke it out behind him. Books and chairs go flying, a table nearly smacks him in the head but Lee leaves the room oblivious, humming along to classical music.
- FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
(2007) Classic cameo as Stan Lee tries to gain entrance to the Richards-Storm wedding. Stopped in his tracks by the security guard, Lee remonstrates as his name should be on the list. Proudly announcing he is the Stan Lee, an unimpressed guard simply says “nice try” and pushes him out of the queue leaving our main man pleading “no, really…”
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