According to Entertainment Weekly, Stan Lee has already filmed cameos for the next four Marvel movies.
So not Fired
Stan Lee is 93 years old. Stan Lee will (probably) not live forever. Stan Lee has also become a staple in Marvel films, ever since his first cameo in 2000’s X-Men. Now, Marvel fans hold their breath during each film, waiting for Lee’s cameo as some random extra with one line. Everyone has a favorite. Everyone is dreading the day that we get a movie without it.
In order to stave off the inevitable, Lee filmed four cameos at once recently in Atlanta. Marvel filmed chunks of Civil War in Atlanta, so it’s no surprise that Lee joined the crew and knocked off a few of his cameos while they were there. Kevin Feige explained more:
“We do not shoot random ones. They’re always specific. A couple of months ago in Atlanta, [Lee] flew down and we shot four in one day — for four various projects. They’re all awesome! They’re all totally different. And he was unbelievable. He was on fire. He came in, he sat here, he stood there, he stood in this window, and then he went home.”
Feige announced this unconventional filming schedule at a recent screening of Captain America: Civil War in Los Angeles. The one detail he left out, however, is which movies they filmed the cameos for. While we’re waiting on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and Doctor Strange to release later this year, Thor 3: Ragnarok and Spider-Man are still filming. Whether the cameos are for these next for films, or something else entirely is yet to be seen. Lee may have filmed the cameos all at once in order to capitalize on the talent on hand while filming Civil War. While he usually doesn’t interact with anyone (and especially not the stars) during his cameos, there’s a first time for everything.