Stan Lee Dishes On Cameo In The Avengers And Praises Director Joss Whedon!

Ultimately praising the superhero flick's director, Stan "the man" Lee also reveals a tidbit regarding his cameo in The Avengers & why he thinks you may not recognize him.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/9/2011


As shown in several set photos from last weekend's final days of filming in New York, Stan Lee filmed his much-expected cameo for Marvel Studios' The Avengers. And on that same day, "the man" attended the annual Dragon*Con, where he ultimately praised director Joss Whedon and vaguely discussed the cameo.

Oh, He's wonderful, I was watching him direct. He knows just what to do, he knows just how to do it. He doesn't get flustered. Hes good with the actors, hes good with the technicians; hes just a good guy. I was very impressed with him; I've always been, but seeing him in action that way. It's one of the reasons that the movie is gonna do so well.

There was only one thing - when I was doing my cameo for The Avengers, after the third take, he asked could I take off my glasses because somehow the flash of the floodlights were hitting the lens and there was a glare. So I did my cameo without wearing my glasses - so the chances are you won't even recognize me. That was the only decision he made that I felt should'n't have made (laughs) He should've fixed the lights.

I can't talk about [the cameo], but I can tell you it is a very funny cameo - probably the funniest line that I've had to say yet. And I say it to Captain America. You may notice with my cameos, they don't like me to do my cameo with the stars, because the star doesn't need that much competition (laughing). But this time Captain America was fierce and went along with it.



Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki Laufeyson), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig), the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!

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PartyHard - 9/9/2011, 10:16 PM
What a surprise.
Coloso - 9/9/2011, 10:26 PM
Stan the man and Whedon in the same article, I'm in heaven!!!

And to all the Stan Lee haters who are about to come out of the wood works...

Coloso - 9/9/2011, 10:29 PM
DeathGambit - 9/9/2011, 10:30 PM
I am sure people will recognize him. Not a big deal, lol.
DarthTesla - 9/9/2011, 10:34 PM
Stan's the actual First Avenger.
Mechagino - 9/9/2011, 10:40 PM
@Coloso: No, just a little Annoyed.

Come on... Make Stan a Skrull! Or else we have a bigger continuity problem then new hulk and rhode combined.
TerminatorMode - 9/9/2011, 10:46 PM
i love his comments about his cameos - anyone else i would think they were too up themselves but with him it's just hilarious
Breasticles7 - 9/9/2011, 10:48 PM
what was his cameo in captain america TFA again?
AsianVersionOfET - 9/9/2011, 10:54 PM
@Breasticles7, he was one of the Generals in the Background at Captain America's press conference thing and Stan was like "I thought he'd be taller."
Coloso - 9/9/2011, 10:54 PM
@Mechagino, then you are not a hater ;)

I love my girlfriend and she annoys me too...



Awww who am I kidding, look at her I can't stay annoyed at pretty face like that :D
YeaOkYea - 9/9/2011, 11:04 PM
I wanna guess he's gonna be Peggy's husband in the present.
AVEN - 9/9/2011, 11:06 PM
I wanna guess he's gonna be a Skrull!
Lert - 9/9/2011, 11:31 PM
They then should CGI the glasses back onto him

TayDee - 9/9/2011, 11:41 PM
he has the best interviews ever
Curmudgeon - 9/9/2011, 11:49 PM
I'll place my bet on him being the kid who Cap rescued at the Pier.
DioFoRio - 9/10/2011, 12:15 AM
@suspense not the best movie but the best cameo....gotta be spiderman 3
DocDrop - 9/10/2011, 12:15 AM
@Mechagino... Really you're upset with Stan's cameos? Get a life. They are just quick little tongue-in-cheek nods to the greatest comic book character creator in comic book movies. He doesn't have to be a Skrull and it doesn't have mess up the continuity. He's not playing the same character everytime. They are two-second fun little nothings. Hell, some of the movies arent even in the same universe or by the same studio, there is no way to or need to connect them all or have them make sense. Just enjoy them while the Man is still here and appreciate all that's he's done.

P.S. And really, still upset about Ruffalo & Cheadle? That is quite literally OLD news. Get over it. It's called "Show BUSINESS", not "Whiny Fanboy Demands". Sometimes stuff doesn't work out. Maybe one day you'll get a girlfriend and she'll break your heart and then maybe you'll do some growing up to see you can't always get what you want and to move forward & be happy with what you do have.
LP4 - 9/10/2011, 12:21 AM
@Curmudgeon- That wouldn't make any sense since Stan Lee was in Captain America TFA himself.
NeoBaggins - 9/10/2011, 12:43 AM
Oh, cool. Stan has great things to say about the film and director. Awesome.
razor - 9/10/2011, 1:33 AM
Stan IS "The Man!" I just thought it was strange that he did a cameo in Captain America since he didn't actually create him. Otherwise, I look forward to all of them.
MovieMaster - 9/10/2011, 1:55 AM
@Curmudgeon- that would be pretty awesome. My bet is also him being one of the guys cap knew from WW2, whether it's the kid from the canal or one of the guys he rescued in norway. this could be his best cameo yet!
Jefferys - 9/10/2011, 2:38 AM
Joss and Stan talking, must be comic book golden. I'd love to think that Stan Lee's comeos in the MCU actually intertwine, making Stan Lee as if he never dies!
seamuskeaneart - 9/10/2011, 2:54 AM
Really! Stan is promoting a marvel movie that he has a cameo in, surprise. The guy said that X-men The last stand was the best x-men movie! Hes like some kinda PR God.

I kinda lost my love for stan when he was bad mouthing X-men First class, because they didnt give him a cameo.
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 4:05 AM
thor is my favorite cameo,i'm glad i shook stan lee's hand in my lifetime.
HULK2099 - 9/10/2011, 4:19 AM
Spider man reboot cameo?
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 4:44 AM
@ ELgUaSoN

XD hahahahaha

it was at a london comic shop called "stateside comics" in 1991,a book signing its was called marvel by les daniels it was about the five fabulous decades of the worlds greatest comics costing £30.00.

stood in line for 4 hours i shook his hand,asked him who was his favorite character was? he said the jesus christ of the marvel universe the silver surfer,he signed the book to graham from stan lee 91.

ROMACK - 9/10/2011, 5:19 AM
Stan's best cameo was in MALLRATS. Stan Lee is the Godfather of MARVEL comics.
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 5:59 AM
@ ELgUaSoN

no way mate,its like 20 years old thats older than some of the users on this site.i wouldn't even know how much its worth.

its like my signed edition of the bible.
ROMACK - 9/10/2011, 7:13 AM
@marvel72- I envy you. I would love to meet Stan Lee, but time is running out.
GUNSMITH - 9/10/2011, 7:32 AM
STAN IS THE COMIC ODIN
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 8:06 AM
@ romack

it was a rare occassion that stan lee was visting the uk,i don't think he's been back since.

where are you from? maybe you could catch him at a comic con.
ironknight - 9/10/2011, 8:24 AM
I love his cameos. I wonder why they didn't give him one in First Class?
RaMMaR - 9/10/2011, 8:25 AM
Maybe Stan plays the guy that Steve Rogers bested in the Super Soldier program or the bully in the alley?
Brenner - 9/10/2011, 9:01 AM
[frick] Stan Lee!!!
Brenner - 9/10/2011, 9:03 AM
Stan Lee's a piece of crap!!
krooklyndodger - 9/10/2011, 9:18 AM
I love Stan the Man for his genius. And I love his cameos, but I get tired of hearing the news about it.
TheCaptain - 9/10/2011, 9:36 AM
@MovieMaster I actually like that idea of him being the kid Cap save from the Nazi spy.

Maybe introduce him as the Watcher? :P
ROMACK - 9/10/2011, 9:50 AM
@marvel72- I am in the wastelands of Texas. I will probably make the Austin Con, but it looks pretty weak.
ROMACK - 9/10/2011, 11:45 AM
@marvel72- My son says one of his dreams is to meet Stan Lee as well. My son is 16 and he understands the signifigance of Stan's contribution to comics. Comics, and comic book movies would not be what they are today without Stan Lee.
MovieMaster - 9/10/2011, 1:44 PM
@marvel72- you lucky sod, i would give anything to meet stan lee. also, we live opposite sides of london, but i get teabag lol
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