Marvel chief teases Stan Lee's posthumous cameos including those in 'Avengers 4' and 'Captain Marvel'
The late Stan Lee is said to have filmed a bunch of cameos for other Marvel films around the time he had filmed for 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.
Stan Lee was the father of Marvel so it's only fitting that his legacy lives on, right? From the looks of it, he will also live on in some of the upcoming movies from the Marvel universe. Last year, there were reports that he had filmed a couple of cameos for the upcoming films of the superhero cinematic universe. At the time, director Joe Russo had teased that Stan would be appearing in 'Avengers 4'. It was around the same time that he had also finished filming his cameo in this year's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'. Marvel Chief Kevin Feige recently implied that these rumors could indeed be true. "I’m not going to tell you what specifically,” Feige told Variety, "but Stan always appreciated a good surprise."
This means that 'Captain Marvel' and 'Spider-Man Far From Home' which are both slotted for release next year along with 'Avengers 4' could also potentially have Stan Lee cameos. Stan has made cameos in almost all of Marvels hits. From 2000's 'X-Men' to 2018's 'Black Panther', Stan was seen in small roles in the films, often just hanging out in the background with the main cast. Loyal fans spotted him even in these seemingly unimportant roles. Feige rightly said, "Stan dominated pop culture. He saw it and was aware and he loved it. I’ve been saying for years that the characters he created will outlive all of us making the movies, and enter the pantheon of myth which he read and was inspired by as a kid."
Stan changed the way the world looked at superheroes, especially with the smash hit 'Black Panther' this year. He was the driving force behind Marvel's unmatched success. "Stan was always very gracious with all of us at Marvel Studios and very encouraging. Despite his persona on stage, Stan was very humble. He was not the type to come in and tell us how to be, but he encouraged us to follow his lead," Feige revealed in the interview. "Take ‘Black Panther’ — people would talk about the importance of the movie and what a brave thing it was for Walt Disney Studios to spend this kind of money on an almost entirely African-American cast — which is entirely true. But look at what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did in the 1960s, creating that character in the center of the Civil Rights movement," he noted.
Films like 'Black Panther' did change the way the world looked at films made with a complete African-American cast. It was not just enormously loved by people everywhere in the world, it also proved that films like it were bankable. Lee passed away on Monday morning at the age of 95. He had suffered several illnesses over the last year including pneumonia and vision-related issues.