Stan Lee, the creator of the Marvel universe, really left his mark before passing away two weeks ago at the age of 95. When you look at the numerous characters that he created and the Hollywood movies that have come out every year based on his work, you can’t help but agree.
Spider man, Dr. Octopus, Venom, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, Hulk, X Men, Ant Man, Black Panther and Thanos are all his creations and the movies about these characters earned $14 billion in just a ten-year period.
But did you know Stan Lee made an appearance in almost every one of those Hollywood movies about these Marvel characters? He will even make an appearance in the anticipated continuation of Avengers: Infinity War in 2019, where we get to see if the surviving avengers will turn their defeat around.
If you’ve watched several movies featuring Marvel superheroes and haven’t been seeing him, here are some of the scenes in which Stan Lee appeared:
1. The Amazing Spider Man (2012)
Spider man fights Dr Connors who has turned himself into a lizard and has come to look for a fight with Peter Parker in school.
Probably his best appearance, Stan Lee plays the librarian who is engrossed in classical music and oblivious of the fighting and wreckage going on behind him in the library. He even nearly gets hit by a table which Spiderman manages to pull back just in time.
2. Thor (2011)
In the first Thor movie, Stan Lee plays a truck driver who tries to pry out Thor’s hammer when the unmovable hammer becomes an attraction for many people on Earth after Thor is banished from Asgard by his father Odin.
He also made appearances in the sequels Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
3. Avengers: Infinity War
In Infinity War, Stan Lee is the bus driver in Spider man’s school bus. When the students get alarmed by the presence of an alien spaceship, he asks them “what’s the matter, you’ve never seen an alien spaceship before?”
4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
In Captain America: Civil War, Stan Lee plays a Fed-Ex delivery man in a short scene between the end credits. He arrives with a package, looks at the name carefully and says the package is for ‘Tony Stank’.
5. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Stan Lee and his wife Joan Lee appeared as an old couple frightened by the antics of Apocalypse who launches all nuclear missiles in the world into space.
Stan Lee also appeared in this scene from X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) where Jean Grey uses her telekinetic powers at the house where she grew up.
Before that, the creator of the X-Men appeared in the first installment titled X-Men (2000)
6. Black Panther (2018)
In Black Panther, Stan Lee appears as a gambler at a casino in South Korea, with Black Panther.
7. Deadpool (2016)
Stan Lee appeared as a rapper at a strip club in Deadpool (2016). Hahaaa