Deadpool 2 is finally out and we have got to witness another one of the biggest movies of this year. First Black Panther, then Infinity War, and now Deadpool 2. The Superhero movies this year are just taking the bar higher and higher. We’d think that how can they top the class of the first Deadpool but to their credit, they actually did! Deadpool 2 was bigger, better, funnier and sexier than the one we got before.
It was a complete package as it had really insane humor as you would laugh throughout the movie. Along with that, the movie had tonnes of Easter Eggs and a lot of surprise cameos which actually added to the humour, really crisp action sequences (well that came with the best Action director attached), emotion, great character building and one of the most typical Deadpool (awesome) endings you could ever imagine.
While we had all these amazing things to witness in this movie, we missed out on one particular thing that actually makes all these Marvel movies whole, which was a typical Stan Lee cameo. With every Marvel movie, we look for a cameo from Stan the Man himself. He played a DJ at a Strip Club in the first Deadpool movie. But the second one missed the personal touch of Stan Lee.
As Stan is getting older and older, it is getting difficult for him to travel, and thus, his future cameos are going to be very less. Believe it or not, that future has already begun. Stan Lee had already made a cameo for Deadpool 2 as he had appeared in a Deadpool short, or the first teaser for Deadpool 2 as you may call it, which came out last year along with Logan. It was the phone booth trailer where DP just goes “Zip it Stan Lee” and runs into action. Here, check it out.
Deadpool 2 was not short of cameos, as it filled the void of Stan Lee with so many other amazing cameos that many of us didn’t even manage to spot sometimes. Even though Stan Lee was not there in person, the movie did try to fulfil the role of Lee’s involvement by taking a page out of the Marvel Netflix shows where Stan Lee usually appears on Posters, Billboards and Drawings on Walls.
In here, we see him at the moment when Domino is seen landing after making her jump from the plane, and she touches down outside a mural which features a giant image of Lee’s face being drawn through Graffiti. Well, it is a blink and a miss moment like many other cameos so you may want to keep an eye out for that.
The writers of Deadpool 2, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese were asked about the apparent lack of a Stan Lee cameo in the movie, and the two replied that the movie did have Stan lee involved in a way, but it did not have the personal touch that you’d expect. Here’s what they said:
“Wernick – I think there’s a painting of Stan in the [X-]Mansion, is there not Rhett.
Reese – I don’t know if you can make it out … He had just had cameo’d for [us] in the short that we did where Deadpool is in a telephone booth … So Stan did cameo for us in that. I’m not sure why it didn’t work out this time. But we did try to at least make a nod to him. I know his face is in there somewhere.”
So, along with the Domino Graffiti moment, you need to look out in the X-Mansion scene as well. Stan Lee was interviewed at a past convention, and he did promise that he would have something for Deadpool 2. He also said that he didn’t personally find his first cameo to be good. Here’s what he said:
“I don’t know if I should tell you the truth about that cameo. It will kill all your fun. I was not in the topless dancing place. I did that in a studio and then they put it into the movie, and I’m damn mad about that! I made them promise on the next one, I’m going to be right there.”
Since everything in this world is not a 100% perfect, we’d have to stay happy with what we have got. Deadpool 2 was sheer excellence and we would want for X-Force to be even better. Let’s hope everything turns out well.