Stan Lee had already filmed cameos in such upcoming films as Avengers 4 before his death, it has emerged.
The writer and former president of Marvel Comics passed away yesterday (November 12) at the age of 95. A lawyer for Lee’s family confirmed his death, disclosing that Lee died after being admitted to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a medical emergency.
As well as his pioneering work in comics, Lee was also a pivotal figure in the development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – so much so that he regularly made cameos in films made by the studio and beyond. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has now strongly hinted that Lee may have filmed a number of cameos prior to his death, including for the hotly-anticipated Avengers 4.
“I’m not going to tell you what [cameos] specifically,” Feige told Variety yesterday. “But Stan always appreciated a good surprise.” Since Feige made the statement, ScreenRant has reported that both Lee’s agent and director Joe Russo have confirmed that the late comic mogul had already filmed his cameo for Avengers 4, while a short appearance in Captain Marvel has also been confirmed.
It’s well known that Marvel had been shooting Lee’s cameos in groups prior to his death, meaning that further appearances could emerge in the coming years. Projects such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, the animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and the upcoming X-Men films Dark Phoenix and New Mutants may also feature a Lee cameo.
Tributes to Lee have poured in from across the entertainment world since news of his passing was confirmed. X-Men star Hugh Jackman wrote: “We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life.”