Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee will be making cameos in at least three more Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Avengers: Infinity War co-director, Joe Russo, has confirmed the 95-year-old comic book legend will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers 4.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, Russo – who has previously directed both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War – revealed the plans for Lee’s appearances.
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So, Stan, typically we try to get him out – he doesn’t love to fly – so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time.
So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we’re on, for instance Ant-Man 2 or Avengers 4, we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and kind of get him through his cameos in one day.
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But Lee was making cameos long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe came into existence.
He first appeared in 1989’s The Trial of The Incredible Hulk as a juror and has since made screen-time in an incredible 33 superhero films overall!
Most recently, eagle-eyed fans will have spotted Stan taking Black Panther’s chips just after the King walked away from the gambling table.
But it’s not all been good news for Lee recently, as he has repeatedly been forced to deal with a series of allegations regarding his wellbeing.
After the death of his longtime wife, Lee’s former business partner allegedly took advantage of his grieving state and an unidentified thief stole thousands from him.
Providing details of a document reportedly written by Lee and his then lawyer, an article in The Hollywood Reporter describes the battle over the icon’s estate following his wife’s death in July 2017.
Standing at the centre of a battle for his estate and care, The Hollywood Reporter writes Lee could lose his fortune with one friend being quoted as saying ‘he’s in need of a superhero himself’.
The document obtained by the entertainment website reportedly explains how Lee and his wife had a prearranged trust set up for their 67-year-old daughter Joan Celia, known as JC, as she often had economic troubles.
An extract from the document allegedly reads:
Whenever Joan and I created a budget for JC, she has almost invariably exceeded it.
When Joan and I have given JC money, she has always demanded ‘more, more, more’.
It is not uncommon for JC to charge, in any given month, $20,000 to $40,000 on credit cards, sometimes more.
In her interaction with me, when JC and I disagree, which is often, she typically yells and screams at me and cries hysterically if I do not capitulate to her demands.
Although Lee has since distanced himself from the document and strenuously denied claims of abuse in videos sent to The Hollywood Reporter, fans are still coming together to show their support including filmmaker and super fan Kevin Smith.
Smith has invited Stan Lee to live with him following the emergence of the allegations and others from the industry including actors Seth Green and Felicia Day also shared the story writing they are happy to help.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 10, 2018
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) April 11, 2018
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) April 10, 2018
Lee has since further denied the claims in a video sent to TMZ calling it ‘nothing but slander’.
Let’s hope that’s all it is and remember to keep your eyes peeled for Stan’s upcoming cameos!
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