UPDATE: Stan Lee Explains Why He's Not In X-Men: First Class; Confirms Avengers Cameo!

The legendary comic book creator reveals exactly why he won't be appearing in X-Men: First Class and confirms plans for him to have a cameo in Marvel Studios upcoming epic, The Avengers...

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By Josh Wilding - 5/16/2011
Once again taking to Twitter, here's what Stan "The Man" Lee had to say about his lack of cameo in X-Men: First Class and his seemingly confirmed one in The Avengers.

Warriors mine, grieve thee not that I have no cameo in X-Men 1st Class. ‘Tis just that the movie was filmed too far away for me to attend

Bryan Singer, the brilliant director of X-Men 1st Class, is a good friend of your beloved Generalissimo and we all wish him well

But know ye t his, I have already completed my roles in Captain America and the new Spider-Man, so all is well in Cameo Land.

Next up--The Avengers. Unless they shoot it on the Moon nothing shall keep thy leader from making his awesome presence known! Excelsior!

WOW! When I make a blooper it’s a lulu! The brilliant Bryan Singer didn’t direct X-Men 1st Class! Marvel-ous Matt Vaughn’s at the helm!

Sorry for any confusion, troops. Hope Bryan and Matthew’ll forgive me. But the most important thing I’m hoping is------

I hope my bonehead mistake won’t make them skip my cameo in the next X-Men just to teach me a lesson! Excelsior!


Huh, perhaps someone should tell Stan that it's actually Matthew Vaughn directing! Still, with no invite to the set (and little to no involvement with the movie) it's understandable that he might make a mistake like this. He's a busy guy after all! Regardless, X-Men: First Class will hit cinemas in a little over two weeks.

Meanwhile, with an all star cast which includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Rufallo as Bruce Banner, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Tom Hiddleston as Loki, The Avengers is set to be released on May 4, 2012!




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BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 5/16/2011, 7:08 PM
I bet most of you don't care about X-Men First Class but hell it looks epic and as for Stan keep the cameos coming brother
vermillion - 5/16/2011, 7:08 PM
God, I love Stan Lee.
ThreeBigTacos - 5/16/2011, 7:10 PM
This is awesome! Maybe he can be the real life Jarvis, or a skrull, or a SHIELD member on the helicarrier...
P862010 - 5/16/2011, 7:10 PM
he does know singer is not the director right
ALmighty1080 - 5/16/2011, 7:12 PM
seroiusly marvel stop putting this moron in ur movies, why the hell must they try to turn every flick of theirs into a comedy.
vermillion - 5/16/2011, 7:13 PM
Singer still had involvement with First Class. If I'm remembering correctly.
Deadshot - 5/16/2011, 7:15 PM
Stan "the man" Lee.
marvel72 - 5/16/2011, 7:17 PM
stan you're still the man,i'm glad i met him in my lifetime.
Ryden - 5/16/2011, 7:20 PM
Ha Bryan Singer's a good friend and he doesn't know that he's not directing First Class. I don't care though, Stan's the man.
OdinsBeard - 5/16/2011, 7:20 PM
p862010@

lol we all miss one here and there.
xstryker - 5/16/2011, 7:20 PM
I think Singer was co-producing.
soberchimera - 5/16/2011, 7:23 PM
If Stan says Bryan Singer's directing, BRYAN SINGER'S [frick]ING DIRECTING
ThreeBigTacos - 5/16/2011, 7:25 PM
I think Almighty1080 is Stan's biggest fan
yankeemanf - 5/16/2011, 7:25 PM
he doesnt even kno who is directing 1st class lol
LFANCH - 5/16/2011, 7:27 PM
Translation: "First Class can't hold my ball sweat. No chance in hell i'm putting myself in that shit. Avengers is gunna [frick] our brains out though!!"
GillytheKid33 - 5/16/2011, 7:33 PM
It would be funny as hell if his cameo in The Avengers was a Skrull.
ElBicho - 5/16/2011, 7:33 PM
@LFANCH,

Agreed! Love this dude!
Hawkeye64 - 5/16/2011, 7:33 PM
i wish marvel would digitize stan the man lee and put him in every marvel movie in the future after he's long gone. personally i would love to see him as the one above all. it makes the most sense. heck even the beyonder.
bigshow2312 - 5/16/2011, 7:35 PM
Stan

Please take control of your movies...

A lot of them suck

your friend

Black Power
eleven59 - 5/16/2011, 7:36 PM
Ohhhhhh I think we all know why he isn't in it.. He said it was bc of the distance... The need to distance himself away from it ;) lol
golden123 - 5/16/2011, 7:37 PM
@P862010: No he probably doesn't now that. Not every one goes online finding out all the information they can on the latest anticipated superhero movies like you and I.

@ALmighty1080: He's in these movies because he either created the character/team or brought back the character (Captain America, Namor, and etc.). Also not all of his cameos are comedic or need to be comedic. All his Spider-Man cameos, both his Hulk cameos, and his first X-men cameo were all not comedic. Plus, Thor, Ironman, and Spider-Man all had comedic elements in their comics so why not put that in their movies.
golden123 - 5/16/2011, 7:42 PM
@LFANCH: So you think Avengers is going to rock, but X-Men: First Class is going to suck? Why? Most people that seem to think First Class will be horrible beleive this because of the adaption changes, but since your for The Avengers film (and their adaption screw ups) obviously this isn't the case. So why do you beleive this?
ClarkKentSuperman - 5/16/2011, 7:42 PM
The fact that Stan is not in X-MEN just confirms the fact that this movie will suck.
Herojbt - 5/16/2011, 7:46 PM
Stan can suck it
scallywagthedog - 5/16/2011, 7:46 PM
"Warriors mine, grieve thee not that I have no cameo in X-Men 1st Class. ‘Tis just that the movie was filmed too far away for me to attend" How does Josh take this to mean Stan got "no invite"? I'm sure he would've done the cameo if he could have and I seriously doubt no invitation was extended to him. Speaking of which, did Stan do cameos in "Daredevil" and "Electra"? I don't recall.

scallywagthedog - 5/16/2011, 7:47 PM
"Warriors mine, grieve thee not that I have no cameo in X-Men 1st Class. ‘Tis just that the movie was filmed too far away for me to attend" How does Josh take this to mean Stan got "no invite"? I'm sure he would've done the cameo if he could have and I seriously doubt no invitation was extended to him. Speaking of which, did Stan do cameos in "Daredevil" and "Electra"? I don't recall.

Mechagino - 5/16/2011, 7:53 PM
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/59690/1772404-lee.jpg


Yeah, Stan still shouldn't get a Cameo in Capt because it takes place IN THE 30'S!!! He had nothing to do with it during then, if it was a sequel okay but NOOO... his credit stealing way has to have the credit. And don't give me that crap "Well he revived the series". Good, he revived it but he should have a cameo in that revivaled time! And also don't give me that crap that he did credited everyone else, because it would mean something if he didn't still say he created everything AFTER he said that.
Ryguy88 - 5/16/2011, 7:57 PM
The Thor cameo was pretty funny!

I don't think I have ever heard anyone hate on Stan Lee, well done Machagino. Although anyone who embraces their inner gino so much that they need to mechanize can't be too bright.
Herojbt - 5/16/2011, 7:58 PM
Thor sucked. Lots of nerds must have got hard when his shirt was off.
Christuffer - 5/16/2011, 8:02 PM
What's with the faces on the comments now? lol
BigK1337 - 5/16/2011, 8:04 PM
@golden123
I think the reason why he thinks that way is do to the idea that while Avengers obviously made changes to the characters, it doesn't completely diverge from the original plot and story it was set out to be.

Avengers retain most of their original line up, kept the origin in tack (Loki using the Hulk to further his plans), and it manage to give off an epic atmosphere with all the foreshadowing and line up.

As for First Class; while it seems good like all the other X-Men movies, it still commits the same mistakes from those previous movies. For example, messed up continuity between the comics and other movies, adding characters that doesn't fit the flow of the movie, not looking back on the comics for inspiration in story and it just comes off as just another X-Men movie with nothing new (that last reason is my opinion from looking at all the marketing).

CaptainAmerica - 5/16/2011, 8:22 PM
@Fartman, it signifies who's a troll and who complains alot, etc. etc. Click on report comment and then the question mark and it shows you what the pics mean.
TheDorkKnight - 5/16/2011, 8:30 PM
i really dont understand why anybody who goes on this site would hate on stan lee... must be butthurt DC fans?? (not hatin on DC fans just guessing thats whos sippin on hatorade)

avengers will shit on first class regardless :D
CaptainAmerica - 5/16/2011, 8:31 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/PublicSquare/
CaptainAmerica - 5/16/2011, 8:33 PM
@griffy, you're about to get a nice troll emblem right next to your name. Good job.
CaptainAmerica - 5/16/2011, 8:46 PM
No, but calling someone a homophobic slur does.
BlindLemonShemp - 5/16/2011, 8:52 PM
Stan Lee lives in all of us.. my dream is to eat barbecue ribs and get drunk with Stan Lee and Bobcat Goldthwait
batmanrises - 5/16/2011, 8:53 PM
ALmighty1080

There wouldn't BE a Marvel without Stan Lee. Show some [frick]ing respect...
BlindLemonShemp - 5/16/2011, 8:56 PM
can we report comments for being 'too hilarious'?
rogue23 - 5/16/2011, 8:59 PM
herojbt, do you ever have anything good to say about marvel or their movies in general? no, i didn't think so. you're just another hardcore DC fanboi. you're just angry there are more marvel films than DC films.

oh and since you're calling us nerds, so are you since you're posting on a "comic book movie" site.
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