Avengers: Endgame — Stan Lee’s Last MCU Cameo
Avengers: Endgame is just a few days away from us and with it, we will get to see the big MCU finale event that brings a cast of 10 years, from 21 distinct movies together. While Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Samuel L. Jackson may be the Avengers leading with the most number of MCU appearances as a certain character, there is one man that has exceeded their number of appearances in MCU movies, and that man is none other than Stan Lee.
It was a sad day when the comic book icon died last year, but he’ll always be with us through the MCU. So far he has had 21 MCU movie appearances, and now he will be in his 22nd MCU movie. That covers the entire Infinity Saga. There was a chance for him to be in Spider-Man: Far From Home as well, but Joe Russo recently denied the fact that Stan the man wasn’t totally fit to film the cameo for the film.
Now we have got the confirmation that Stan Lee’s final cameo will indeed be in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s what Joe Russo said:
“This was his final cameo that was committed to film. It was always… Again, I grew up as a Marvel fanatic, and watching Spider-Man cartoon show as a kid with his voice in it. I think anything that affects you as a child, really affects you as an adult, sticks with you. So when he would come on set, and we’d hear his voice, it’s sort of Pavlovian in a way, where you just become a child again. The whole crew would be like that. People were always… All these movie stars on set every day, and then Stan would show up, and it was just like people were kids all over again.”
Well, it is entirely possible that these people from Marvel could be hiding the fact that Stan Lee would be in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but they could also be telling the truth. While people would want him to end his MCU career appearing in the film of the one character that he truly loved, but at the same time, it would also be very fitting to end his run in Avengers: Endgame since that is the film which marks the end of the first draft of the MCU. With the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and other leaving the MCU, Stan Lee has also left the MCU for good.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame will open on April 26, and it’ll presumably star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Katherine Langford, Stellan Skarsgard, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”
If Stan Lee’s Endgame is supposed to be his last, then it should also be the very best.