Kevin Feige Confirms A Long Standing Rumor About Stan Lee In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kevin Feige Confirms A Long Standing Rumor About Stan Lee In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Rumours about Stan Lee's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have persisted for years, but the prevailing fan theory has now seemingly been confirmed by Marvel President Kevin Feige himself...

WARNING: Potentially MAJOR SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 follow in this article. 

Stan Lee has appeared in every single Marvel Studios movie and fans have often theorised that there may be more to these appearances than meet the eye. Of course, the legendary comic book creator has been showing up in these adaptations since X-Men, so they're done more for fun than anything else, but Kevin Feige has now shared some very interesting details on these surprise cameos. 

The theory mentioned above is that Lee is actually Uatu the Watcher, and while that isn't the case, Feige confirmed that Lee's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 appearance does indeed reference that. 


"Yes, we always thought it would be fun. Stan Lee clearly exists, you know, above and apart from the reality of all the films. So the notion that he could be sitting there on a cosmic pit stop during the jump gate sequence in Guardians was something very fun – James had that idea and we shot that cameo and loved it so much, you know, you see it a couple of times in the movie. It wasn’t in for a long time and we put it back in towards the end of the process where he references that time he was a Federal Express agent – we thought it would be fun to put that in there because that really says, so wait a minute, he’s this same character who’s popped up in all these films."

Here's where things get reallyspoilery, though. According to Screen Rant, Lee can be seen in the sequel talking to a group of Watchers who reportedly look very similar to the comic book counterparts. 

This is interesting for another reason. The Watchers have classically been Fantastic Four characters and with both them and Ego the Living Planet now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's hard not to wonder if Marvel Studios may have quietly regained the rights to that franchise or possibly just some of their greatest villains. Who knows, maybe Galactus will show up in Avengers: Infinity War...
DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: James Gunn Says Stan Lee's Cameo Was Inspired By Fan Theories

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: James Gunn Says Stan Lee's Cameo Was Inspired By Fan Theories

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featured the big reveal that Stan "The Man" Lee's cameos were a result of him working for The Watchers, and director James Gunn has now revealed how fans inspired that...
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Director James Gunn Tells Fans Where To Find TONS Of Easter Eggs

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Director James Gunn Tells Fans Where To Find TONS Of Easter Eggs

During yesterday evening's live Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Director's Commentary, filmmaker James Gunn told fans where they should be looking in the sequel for what he calls "TONS" of Easter Eggs!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director James Gunn Shares Meredith Quill’s Complete Awesome Mix

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director James Gunn Shares Meredith Quill’s Complete "Awesome Mix"

We've enjoyed seeing Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) dance his way through several tunes from the "Awesome Mix" left to him by his late mother Meredith Quill, & James Gunn has now shared the full thing on Spotify.
Latest Headlines
MORTAL KOMBAT Star Ludi Lin Calls Out Amazon For Lack Of Diversity In LORD OF THE RINGS Series

MORTAL KOMBAT Star Ludi Lin Calls Out Amazon For Lack Of Diversity In LORD OF THE RINGS Series

Chinese Canadian actor Ludi Lin, who plays Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat reboot, has put Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke on blast for what he sees as a lack of diversity in the upcoming LOTR series.
FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER Head Writer Says Adding Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Val Was Marvel's Suggestion

FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER Head Writer Says Adding Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Val Was "Marvel's Suggestion"

The MCU debut of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine on TFATWS took us all by surprise, but Malcolm Spellman has now revealed that he originally had a different character in mind.
JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Henry Cavill Issues Lengthy Statement Amid Speculation About His Personal Life

JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Henry Cavill Issues Lengthy Statement Amid Speculation About His Personal Life

Henry Cavill has a massive fan following, but some of them can't help but speculate wildly about The Witcher star's personal life (to an almost unhealthy degree). Now, the actor has issued a statement...
LOKI Promo Art Reveals A Closer Look At The God Of Mischief's Unusual Costumes In The Series

LOKI Promo Art Reveals A Closer Look At The God Of Mischief's Unusual Costumes In The Series

Promo art for Loki has found its way online that offers a much closer look at the unexpected new outfits the God of Mischief will don in his Disney+ series. Take a closer look at them after the jump...
BORDERLANDS Movie Starring Cate Blanchett Reveals Its Official Video Game-Inspired Logo

BORDERLANDS Movie Starring Cate Blanchett Reveals Its Official Video Game-Inspired Logo

Lionsgate has revealed the official logo for Eli Roth's upcoming Borderlands movie, which will star Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Édgar Ramírez, and Haley Bennett.
SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS Trailer To Premiere During MTV Movie Awards; New Poster Released

SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS Trailer To Premiere During MTV Movie Awards; New Poster Released

We now know what time to keep an eye out for tomorrow's trailer premiere for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, which will screen during the MTV Movie Awards. In the meantime, we have a new poster...