Now, while comic book legend Stan Lee may have turned up in pretty much every #Marvel movie out there, it's worth noting that Stan-the-Man isn't the only iconic figure to have turned up in #cameo form over the years. After all, all sorts of acclaimed comic book writers and artists have managed sneak into adaptations of their storylines, while the fan favorite likes of Lou Ferrigno, Bruce Campbell and even Nathan Fillion have very much made their presences felt over the years.
As it turns out, though, the nerdiest cameo of all may just have slipped through the cracks. Y'see:
Kevin Feige Has A Marvel Cameo That You Definitely Haven't Seen
Yup, that's right. #KevinFeige, head honcho over at #MarvelStudios, and the man most likely to be credited with turning the #MCU into a global cinematic behemoth, has a Marvel cameo. The only problem being that we've not actually seen it, for two key reasons.
For one thing, the cameo — in #Fox's #XMen, way back in 2000 — didn't actually make it into the finished movie, and was instead gently ushered onto the cutting room floor, possibly at the behest of Feige himself, who helped to produce the movie (long before taking over the reins at Marvel Studios).
Even if the scene had made it into the final cut of the film, however, it seems that we wouldn't have known that it was Feige. As he recently revealed during an appearance on the Maltin on Movies podcast:
"The only reason I did it is because I was completely covered... I was a Weapon X tech pulling Wolverine’s claws out of the oven. But I had a hood and mask… gloves. Every inch of me was covered."
Even then, though, it seems that there may have been a good reason that the scene didn't wind up appearing in the final film:
"I said, ‘oh, that I’ll do.’ And I could barely do that, by the way."
In other words? Don't expect Feige to step into Stan-the-Man's shoes when he eventually steps down from his role as cameo king — unless, of course, he's able to be completely hidden from view.
What do you think, though? Would you like to see Feige on screen in the near future? Let us know below!
(Sources: Maltin on Movies)