Stan Lee's Avengers: Endgame Cameo Is His Last 'Committed to Film,' Say Directors
Stan Lee, who co-created superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Thor and Iron Man, died in November 2018 at age 95
Fans will get to see the beloved Stan Lee one last time in Avengers: Endgame.
The late comic book writer and Marvel universe creator died in Nov. 2018 at 95, but his memory will live on in the upcoming epic that will close out the first 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“It’s his last one committed to film,” co-director Joe Russo told Mashable. “I have to say, I think it’s astonishing that this would be his last cameo. It’s just kind of mind-boggling that he made it to the end of this run. I can’t believe it.”
Before Lee died, the creator filmed one last cameo for Endgame, closing out his beloved run as cameo king with a bang. Lee’s first cameo happened all the way back in 1989 in the TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. He went on to appear in every major movie that featured his adored characters, including the Fantastic Four and X-Men movies.
His last cameo came in Captain Marvel last month, and the movie honored him by replacing the opening Marvel logo with all shots of his cameos from previous films.
Lee’s final public appearance came in April 2018, when he hit the red carpet for Avengers: Infinity War.
The fourth film in the franchise, Avengers: Endgame, hits theaters April 26. The 3-hour flick will follow the remaining Avengers as they try to reverse the outcome of Infinity War when Thanos snapped away half the world’s population.