Let’s be honest. Stan Lee, the 93-year-old Marvel legend, is the man. And if it wasn’t already apparent, Lee is still in excellent physical condition. He continues to make cameo appearances in every Marvel movie that releases. This only bolsters the love that long-time Marvel fans have for the comic-book patriarch.
According to a report by Kit Simpson Browne from MoviePilot.com, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that Lee has filmed as many as four new cameos in Atlanta, and, apparently, they aren’t just simple “walkthroughs” either.
“We do not shoot random ones. They’re always very specific,” Feige said at a Captain America: Civil War viewing recently. “A couple of months ago in Atlanta, [Lee] 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.”
The movies that he was shooting cameos for were not mentioned, which is not surprising due to the secrecy surrounding all Marvel movies. And with all the films set to release within the next few years, it could be any number of films. With Doctor Strange coming in November, Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (I’m hyped, by the way) and Spider-Man: Homecoming on the horizon, the options are endless.
All of this is good news for Marvel fans. Not only is Lee appearing in more films, but he has an increasingly large role in them as time moves forward. Also, as subject matters seem to be plunging deeper and deeper into the Marvel backlog, it’s good to see that they are still keeping their light-hearted moments sprinkled throughout what sometimes are very serious movies.
For the super fans out there who are familiar with the Of-Course-They-Would fan theory based on all of the cameos that Lee has made, this raises some interesting questions. Is his appearance in these movies a part of something bigger? Is it possible that Marvel is playing the long con? Only time will tell.
As of now, speculation is our best friend and our only companion. Hopefully Marvel will continue to make a point to put the legendary writer in more films as the years continue.