The man, the myth, the legend! Stan Lee is known by many names. He is loved by all. He was the one who gave us so many superhero idols that we currently look up to. His power of imagination and his clarity of vision is the reason Marvel Comics stands as a behemoth in the world of pop culture. Stan Lee’s death came as a shock to many. He not only gave us several superheroes to love and adore, he even made quirkily and wittily placed cameo appearances in most of his creations’ movies for the Big Screens.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was an unwritten rule that each movie will have at least one Stan Lee guest appearance. His untimely death before Captain Marvel was to be released left the fans confused and frustrated. Then the news of Stan Lee’s cameo appearance in the movie surprised everyone. How is a guy going to appear in a movie posthumously?!?! Looks like, Marvel has it all already figured out. Presenting – Final MCU Cameo of Stan Lee in Captain Marvel finally revealed!!
The very opening scene of Captain Marvel begins with a heartfelt tribute to Stan Lee. Anna Boden, Director of Captain Marvel is the one to be credited for giving us this news. The sight of Stan Lee for the last time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be quite nostalgic and heart-wrenching so to speak. But it will not be the only time Stan Lee makes an appearance in Captain Marvel. There is another appearance within the movie itself that Stan Lee makes. And this is the one we are talking about.
But the appearance of Stan Lee midway through the film has an element of the bizarre and strange in it! What we mean to say is that it is not an ordinary cameo appearance we have seen and grown accustomed to in the Marvel movies when it comes to Stan ‘The Man’ Lee. This is actually way different. To put matters into perspective, we have to take you guys back to 1995 where a movie called Mallrats first came to the big screens.
It was only way later that Stan Lee made cameo appearances in movies the norm. Before that, he had already appeared in Mallrats, directed by the legendary cult comedy king Kevin Smith. In Mallrats, Stan Lee makes quite a short appearance. This tradition will be carried on to Captain Marvel if rumors are to be trusted.
This is literally how the scene goes. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck lay out all their cards on the table. The Captain Marvel movie is set in the ’90s as well, when Mallrats was about to be released. In the movie, Brie Larson’s character aka Captain Marvel is searching for Skrull impostors in a train when she sees a timid old man practicing his lines out of a movie script.
When Carol pulls away the paper from him, she sees Stan Lee there, who was actually practicing his lines for the still unreleased Mallrats movie, which would be shot at a later date within the same continuity. The appearance will be short but memorable.
Stan Lee, you will forever be missed. Excelsior!!!!
Avengers: Endgame is set for release on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been recently released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.