It is a sad news for all Marvel fans all over the world, as the man who gave us some of the most favourite superheroes is no more. Stan Lee, the grand old legend of Marvel comics, has passed away earlier this day in Los Angeles. he was 95. The reason for his demise has not yet been revealed by his publicist to the media. Doesn't matter, as it will be a dark day for those who adored Marvel comics and movies. Not to mention, his innumerable cameos. Stan Lee, Writer, Editor and Publisher of Marvel Comics Dead at 95.
Nearly every movie made with a Marvel character has a Stan Lee movie. Every film under the Marvel Cinematic Universe definitely has one. His sudden appearance in these movies had led to many gasps and later cheers and applause, if you have watched any of these movies in the theatre. Even outside the MCU canon, Stan Lee had appeared in many other franchises like the Spider-Man series, the Fantastic Four series, the X-Men franchise and so on. He had also appeared in non-Marvel movies and shows too. This year, he was seen on the big screen in Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Ant-Man & The Wasp and Venom. Avengers 4 Could Be The Longest Marvel Film With 3 Hours Runtime, Confirms Director
As a tribute to this great legend, we look at 7 best cameos of Stan Lee that ended up impressing us the most.
An Evil Stan Lee? Well, Taika Watiti gave the affable legend a slight grey shade, as well as the distinction of being the one to cut Thor's flowing locks.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Stan Lee's cameo was one of the best scenes in this film as the music-listening librarian, oblivious of the fight between Spider-Man and the Lizard behind him. And he didn't have a single dialogue here!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II
True to GOTG style, ousted director James Gunn gave us a little tease as to why Stan Lee appeared in every movie - he could be an immortal celestial watching us in different avatars!
Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer
Stan Lee's cameo in this strictly okay superhero film is quite brilliantly meta! At Mr Fantastic and Sue Storm's wedding, Stan Lee hilariously finds himself uninvited to the wedding, considering he has created these characters in comics.
Captain America: Civil War
'Tony Stank', anyone?
The Big Bang Theory
In a show that celebrates all things geek, we weren't surprised that Stan Lee would make an appearance in perhaps one of the best episodes of the show. And we also loved the fact that he ended up giving Sheldon Cooper a restraining order.
It might be ironical that the best Stan Lee cameo appeared in a non-Marvel film. Appearing as himself, Lee's pep talk to Jason Lee's character in this comedy is very nuanced and inspiring. The movie is directed by the biggest geek of them all, Kevin Smith, so we are hardly surprised that Stan Lee agreed to be a part of one of his movies.
Rest in Peace, Dear Stan Lee, we will miss you and your adorably cute cameos. Since the shoot of these films was already completed, there is a high chance that we could have post-humous appearances of the legend in Captain Marvel, Dark Phoenix and Avengers 4.