The Stan Lee cameo has become a staple ingredient across Marvel's cinematic universe. The legendary former top dog of the comic book giant has now made 28 brief appearances, each with their own understated hallmarks.
His most recent — a brief excursion into the R-rated world of Deadpool — was arguably his most lewd and outlandish. While spinning the decks at a seedy, full frontal strip club, he gleefully exclaimed: "you can’t buy love, but you can rent it for three minutes.”
But 'Deadpool' Wasn't Lee's Favorite Cameo
At the time, in the midst of the highly energized hype surrounding the movie, Lee claimed the cameo was his personal favorite. But upon reflection, he's changed his mind. According to Comic Book, while speaking at Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend, he said:
"I loved the one that I did, I think it was in The Avengers [Age of Ultron], when I want to have a drink that Thor is drinking. It'll be too strong for me, I think. And I drink it, and in the next scene they're carrying me out."
So here it is the cameo that the great man himself enjoyed the most, in all its superhero glory, below:
Along with Deadpool and Age of Ultron, below are three more of the most memorable cameos by the 93-year-old Marvel Godfather:
1. 'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012)
This is one of the best scenes in the movie, and one of Lee's funniest cameos. In the film, he plays a blissfully unaware school librarian who is so engrossed in music he completely misses Spidey do battle with The Lizard in the background.
2. 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' (2007)
We've all been there. You get all dressed up, ready to go out, only to get rejected at the door.
One of the highlights of a generally poor movie, Lee appears as himself, trying to talk his way onto the guest list of Sue and Reed's wedding on reputation alone, despite not having an invite.
And, believe it or not, he gets turned away because the guy doesn't believe he's THE Stan Lee. Blasphemy.
3. 'Daredevil' (2003)
Before the Netflix original rebooted Daredevil, the much maligned big screen adventure still had its moments, with Lee's encounter with a young Matt Murdock at a crossing being one of them.
Which is your favorite Stan Lee cameo?
Source: Comic Book