Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The best Stan Lee cameos

stanlee.jpg
stan leeo.png
stan leep.png
stan leei.png

No Marvel movie is complete without a cameo from comic book god Stan Lee.

In a perfect world, no movie in general would be complete without him cropping up but, the guy has to sleep.

To celebrate the release of Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray and DVD, we've assembled some of his best cinematic appearances.

Captain America: The First Avenger is out on Blu-ray and DVD now

Daredevil

In 2003, he played a man at a crossing who is prevented from stepping out onto the road by a young Matt Murdock. He's also referenced verbally as Mr.Lee, a client who pays his bills in fish.

Hulk

In 2003, he made an appearance as a security guard, alongside Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk in the original TV series. His lines were ad-libbed.

Fantastic Four

In 2005, he was given his first chance to play an actual character from the comics. He played mailman Willy Lumpkin and decided to change his line from "Welcome home, Dr. Richards" to "Welcome back to the Baxter Building, Doctor Richards!" just because he can.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer

In 2007, he made an appearance in the sequel as himself, trying and failing to get into the wedding. It echoes the 60s comic, where two characters, representing Lee and artist Jack Kirby, were also denied entrance to the same wedding.

Iron Man

In 2008, he got confused for Hugh Hefner by Tony Stark. In a DVD easter egg, he claimed that Robert Downey Jr was the perfect choice to play Stark.

The Incredible Hulk

In 2008, his cameo marked the first time he was involved in a significant plot point. He played a man who accidentally ingested some of the Hulk's blood in a drink.

Captain America: The First Avenger

His most recent cameo saw him playing a general who makes a wisecrack. Joe Simon, the original creator of Captain America, was approached to make a cameo as well but he turned it down.

(Image: Rex Features)

Related

hero_cubism.jpg

Art deco superheroes

tumblr_lfzbby1yY21qd9jlto1_500.jpg

Superhero Mash-ups

hero_super.jpg

The Superhero Alphabet

Comments

More

Gary Barlow has revealed he'll be in the next Star Wars movie

Take that, Vader! Or something

by Gary Ogden
27 Mar 2017

GI Joe is getting another reboot, but this time it's 'millennial'

Hasbro isn't saying what that means, but we're assuming the Joes will be drinking lattes while refusing to save for a house

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Mar 2017

The new film from the guy behind 'In Bruges' looks brilliant

Even the trailer's hilarious

by Gary Ogden
24 Mar 2017

Han Solo's real name isn't actually Han Solo, Disney reveal

Disney's president stuns the fandom with the news that everyone's favourite smuggler might not quite be who he says he is

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Mar 2017

Cinema hands out sick bags to people watching new cannibal horror film

It's got an 88% Rotten Tomatoes rating, too

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Ryan Gosling has finally revealed why he was laughing at the Oscars

He had the best reaction of the night

by Gary Ogden
23 Mar 2017

Watch the first five minutes of Ghost In The Shell now

Looks pretty decent tbf

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

You can now search for movies on Sky Q by yelling at your remote

"Luke, I'm your mum!"

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

Ridley Scott wants to make another four movies after 'Alien: Covenant'

We could be staring down the barrel of ten Alien movies

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Mar 2017

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' ditched a much more hopeful ending

What could have been for Jyn and Cassian

by Matt Tate
21 Mar 2017