While Stan Lee isn’t somebody that you necessarily think of as an “actor,” his collection of cameos in Marvel movies, along with a handful of other performances, has given him a fairly decent filmography to date. With all of the appearances he has made in the Marvel films, you would expect that he would have a favorite appearance, but it turns out he also has a least favorite.
Speaking at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con over the weekend, the man behind Marvel spoke about his numerous movie cameos. According to Comicbook.com, he singled out a particular part that he wasn’t really happy with. In the original Spider-Man film, it turns out he felt he could have done so much more.
Everybody is looking up going ‘ooh,' and I'm one of the guys looking up going ‘ooh' …for one second. And I resented that, because it didn't give me a chance to show the full power of all my acting.
To be fair, Stan Lee, admits that he’s joking when he singles out his role in Spider-Man as his least favorite, saying that making all of them is just fun. We assume he’s also joking when it comes to his comments regarding his acting ability. We’re not saying the guy can’t act, but for the first several years his cameos did not include any lines whatsoever, and were mostly just an excuse to put his recognizable face on the screen. At least in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, he got to do something heroic and save a bystander from falling debris. Skip to the 1:24 mark:
While there are actually several Marvel movies that Stan Lee has not appeared in, he has shown up in the vast majority of them, making him the only person that has been cross the boundaries between Fox, Marvel, and Sony, at least until Spider-Man himself makes an appearance in Captain America: Civil War.His career making Marvel related cameos actually stretches back to 1989 and the TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. Most recently he had his most adult role to date as the DJ at a strip club as part of last month’s Deadpool.
Stan Lee has been appearing in Marvel movies since the very beginning. However, he says that one of his most recent ones, in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, is his all-time favorite. We loved it, too. Mainly because he tries to drink Thor under the table… and fails.
There has been a LOT of discussion about the various Stan Lee cameos over the years.
– Did you know that Stan Lee had a major issue with his recent Deadpool cameo? His reason for the beef is hysterical.
– Stan Lee also explained why his upcoming cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse will be better than all of his previous films.
– There’s a CRAZY theory floating out there regarding Stan Lee’s cameos. Have you read this one yet?
– And finally, here’s what we know about that edgy cameo Stan Lee really wanted to film for a Marvel movie, but the studio wouldn’t let him!