Stan Lee, the face of Marvel Comics, handed away Monday. He was 95, and some of the influential figures within the historical past of the comedian ebook business. Lee co-created Incredible 4, Marvel’s first superhero workforce, in 1961. With the assistance of Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and a detailed workforce of writers and artists, Lee helped the model evolve into the leisure conglomerate it’s at the moment.
Lee wasn’t solely creatively concerned in practically each nook and cranny of Marvel’s comedian ebook universe, he was there to have fun the very starting of what’s now generally known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or just MCU. That landmark second was his look in 2008’s Iron Man, although he perfected the artwork of the cameo lengthy earlier than that.
Lee’s live-action cameo debut was in 1989’s The Trial of the Unimaginable Hulk. He performed a horrified member of the jury throughout Huk’s trial, and the appearances grew to become custom. Lee has over 42 live-action Marvel cameos. That quantity grows, by so much, in the event you embrace video video games, animated universes, and all of the poster references from Marvel’s Netflix reveals.
Lee’s most up-to-date was in November’s Venom, the place he performed a neighborhood man strolling his canine. “Don’t hand over on her, both of you” he tells Tom Hardy’s Eddie. And Venom is not going to be Lee’s final. Director Joe Russo confirmed Lee filmed his cameo for Avengers 4 similtaneously Ant-Man 2. Which means it’s additionally protected to imagine Lee filmed the Captain Marvel cameo, which arrives in theaters earlier than Avengers 4 on March, 8.
“So, Stan, usually we attempt to get him out — he doesn’t like to fly — so we attempt to get him out for his cameos across the similar time,” Russo stated (through BBC). “So if we now have different films taking pictures on the identical lot that we’re on, as an example Ant-Man 2 or Avengers 4, we group his cameos collectively after which transfer him from one set to the subsequent and form of get him by his cameos in sooner or later.”
It stays unclear if Lee filmed one thing for Into the Spider-verse , which arrives in theaters Dec. 14, the Spider-Man: Far From House sequel which arrives in July, or Darkish Phoenix in June. Lee has additionally appeared in live-action reveals similar to Brokers of SHIELD, Runaways and Cloak and Dagger and The Gifted, all of that are ongoing. So whereas solely two extra cameos are confirmed, it’s doable Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 received’t be the final.
In remembrance of Lee, have a look again in any respect his cameos through the years (Infinity Warfare, Venom and Ant-Man 2 not out there but):