Watch: Why didn't Stan Lee make a cameo in the latest X-men film?

Watch: Why didn't Stan Lee make a cameo in the latest X-men film?

While talking to CNN, Stan Lee discusses the reasons behind not being able to create a cameo for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check it out!

Afternoon True Believers! As we all know Stan Lee's cameos have become a tradition in Marvel films. It is not necessarily an obligatory cameo because he has not have a one in every single Marvel film but it is something that fans cherish and look forward to because it pays tribute to the man, partly  or solely, responsible for the creation of these beloved Comic Book characters. Stan Lee did not have a cameo in X-men: Days of Future Past and in this interview wiht CNN he explains the reason behind his absence:

For the video impaired here is a transcript:

“As a matter of fact I have never requested a cameo. I love doing them. I’m incredibly happy when somebody asks me to do a cameo but I don’t ask for them. In fact there are times I don’t get them. In the new X-Men movie, I don’t have a Cameo because it was shot, I think, somewhere in Europe and I wasn’t able to go there.
But I have a funny theory about it; it also could be they didn’t want me to do a cameo because, without my cameo, the movie will make more money. You are wondering how and I am going to explain that. You see, somebody watches the movie and the movie ends and the person says “Wow, I didn’t see Stan’s Cameo. I must have missed it. So what do they do? Right back to the box office, buy another ticket, and watch the movie again. So I think it’s a big moneymaking ploy on the part of the producers.” 

It make sense, I myself thought I missed it the first time around so I was hoping to catch it the second time I saw Days of Future Past. Stan Lee, you are clever handsome devil sir (shakes first in an angry manner.) 'nuff said!

This is not the first time he wasn't able to make a cameo in an X-men movie. Stan Lee did not have one in X2 or any of the Wolverine spin offs. Check out some of Stan the Man’s cameos in this clip: 


I myself wish he would have made a cameo on the latest X-Men film, but in no way think that his absence devalues it. What do you guys think? Did you miss Stan the Man’s cameo?  Are you indifferent about it? Which one is your favorite Stan Lee cameo? Leave your thoughts down below and Excelsior! 

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Brainiac13 - 5/27/2014, 12:00 PM
Great Guy!

Nomis - 5/27/2014, 12:00 PM
Because Stan didn't wanted to have anything to do with that movie.

He is the "man" after all.
Gusto - 5/27/2014, 12:00 PM
Because he's too old to molest???
Moohika - 5/27/2014, 12:06 PM
The man is just too damn funny! LMFAO!
batz11 - 5/27/2014, 12:08 PM
Damn you Gusto, you know, never too old for that!
duoblade - 5/27/2014, 12:08 PM
Have someone proofread your articles.
Shaman - 5/27/2014, 12:13 PM
Stan's the man but his cameos were bound to stop, eventually. For my money though, and i might be the only one on this, i loved seeing him try to pull Mjölnir out of that crater with his pick-up in Thor. I was still laughing at the end of the film, walking out of the theater.
MrBlackJack - 5/27/2014, 12:15 PM
It's a shame, he missed out on a spectacular film.
Ignition - 5/27/2014, 12:15 PM
Glad he didn't show up in it.
Shaman - 5/27/2014, 12:20 PM
Gusto - 5/27/2014, 12:26 PM
Batz...amen to that!!!!!
Nomis - 5/27/2014, 12:26 PM
@ Gusto - LLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KallarkKent - 5/27/2014, 12:35 PM
@COREYxYEROC-Added a transcript just for you :)
KallarkKent - 5/27/2014, 12:38 PM
@duoblade- Apologies, trusted spellcheck way too much I suppose :)
JamesMan - 5/27/2014, 12:40 PM
I don't think he needs a cameo in the X-Men films, while he did create them it wasn't his run on the comics that made them popular. That's why Len Wein and Chris Claremont had cameos in DOFP, they made the X-Men popular.
TayDee - 5/27/2014, 12:42 PM
I always thought he asked to be in them. It'll be cool if he doesn't cameo for like five years or so then pops up randomly in one. If he's still here by then.
DeusExSponge - 5/27/2014, 12:44 PM
That money making theory is so crazy that it just might be true! I mean how did DOFP end up with so much money?!

PS: This is just a joke! Don't want to start another useless fanboy/studio war!
YeezusWept - 5/27/2014, 12:53 PM
Wait, he was in X1 and First Class? I can't remember those cameos.
driver - 5/27/2014, 1:00 PM
Gotta Love Stan!
TimL - 5/27/2014, 1:07 PM
No cameo because he is overrated.
String - 5/27/2014, 1:13 PM
Always assumed it was a FOX thing to why his cameo's are missing. I don't think they feel the loyality that Marvel Studios has for the man.
ManofSteel23 - 5/27/2014, 1:14 PM
lol I would not go to watch a two hour move a second time just so i could see the missed stan lee cameo
Selonian - 5/27/2014, 1:24 PM

He wasn't in X-Men: First Class but he was in X-Men 1 in that beach scene.

And didn't Stan say that about him not being in X-Men: First Class?
McGee - 5/27/2014, 1:24 PM
Stan Lee gets so much ass.

Him and Hugh.

KallarkKent - 5/27/2014, 1:28 PM
@Brainiac13-Thanks, I'll write an article if I get a chance :)
sKeemAn - 5/27/2014, 2:17 PM
I look forward to the Stan cameo's. They are a great tribute to a living legend. I know it can't last forever, but I do wish they would.
YoungThanos - 5/27/2014, 2:43 PM
Stan Lee hasn't been in any Fox-men movie if I recall.


Because he's old not stupid!
Gambit10 - 5/27/2014, 2:44 PM
Didn't realize until I read this article but yeah, it kinda sucks that he's not in the movie but it's understandable anyways.
KallarkKent - 5/27/2014, 3:13 PM



He also did a cameo for DD and both F4 movies.
Malacos - 5/27/2014, 3:30 PM
He refused to be in GotG because he didn't create them, I read that in an article somewhere.
Mercwitham0uth - 5/27/2014, 3:40 PM

He is in GoTG.

Oh and he only created one member of the Guardians. Groot.
Platinum - 5/27/2014, 3:41 PM
His cameos kind of peaked since the first TASM, ever since they've been getting pretty lazy.
Bark4Soul - 5/27/2014, 4:02 PM
Yeah I liked his cameo in TWS, that was one of my fav's. Glad he got to do these before he passes away :(
Ramiel - 5/27/2014, 4:04 PM
My favorite Stan cameos are from Thor and TASM.
redkrypton - 5/27/2014, 4:34 PM
I like that there were other Marvel people making cameos in this movie. Len Wein and Chris Claremont are in the movie, which was nice to see.
Malacos - 5/27/2014, 5:16 PM

I stand corrected, I guess the article I read was wrong or I made it up!
Mercwitham0uth - 5/27/2014, 5:31 PM

Not at all. There was an article that came out a month or 2 before that one I posted where Stan did say he didn't have a cameo and didn't really know who the GoTG were.
Ancar - 5/27/2014, 6:37 PM
Stan Lee camos suck great balls of fire. It is time for this joke end:)
jfrocks2002 - 5/27/2014, 6:54 PM
TASM is total shit, but goddamn is his cameo perfect in it.

And when I was watching DoFP, I figured his cameo would've been the guy at the baseball diamond.
CaptainAmerica - 5/27/2014, 7:58 PM
Lmfao! YoungThanos where you at bitch?
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