Many believed Stan Lee would claim his Deadpool cameo to be his favorite. The man, after all, gets to play a DJ surrounded by beautiful exotic dancers at a gentlemen's club. But alas, he's chosen Avengers: Age of Ultron as the one cameo he cherishes the most. And now we may know why. Sure, he claimed to love the fact that gets to say his trademark catchphrase "Excelsior!" in Avengers 2. But there may be another reason why he went with that instead of Deadpool. Over the weekend, the man behind Marvel comics finally revealed a little known secret about his time spent on set of the Ryan Reynolds blockbuster.
As it turns out, Stan Lee wasn't surrounded by buxom topless strippers at all. It just appeared that way through the magic of movies. And he's none too happy about it. Stan the Man recently appeared on the Fandemonium Network Youtube channel, where he finally spilled the beans about the way that particular scene was shot.
"I don't know if I should tell you the truth about that cameo. I was not in the topless dancing place. I did that in a studio and then they put it into the movie, and I'm damn mad about that!"
Stan Lee has appeared in nearly every Marvel movie with the exception of a few, like last year's Fantastic Four reboot. He's even said that's why the movie bombed at the box office. At this point, fans going to a Marvel movie, especially one from the company's own studio, expect to see Stan in some capacity. And he's had a number of memorable ones in the past. The Deadpool cameo came as the man's first of the year.
But it wasn't long before he followed up his Academy Award-worthy turn as a Strip Club DJ with a much different role in Captain America: Civil War as a delivery man responsible for presenting a key piece of information. He also shows up in this past weekend's X-Men: Apocalypse. And he's already shot a cameo for Doctor Strange, opening this November. He also has three more cameos lined up for this year. He's not sure what the movies are, but its speculated that he's gearing up to shoot his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. cameo soon, and will also be present on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Deadpool 2 is also rumored to shoot this fall. Here's what Stan the Man has to say about the rest of this year's planned cameos.
"I'm going to...somewhere on the East Coast, Delaware or somewhere - where they're shooting three cameos at one time. I've got to be there either next week or the week after, and I'm going to do three cameos for three different movies. Now, I don't know what the movies are. I don't know what the cameos are, but I know I'll damn well be there."
So, once again, it sounds like poor Stan Lee will be isolated in his cameo shoots. Which is probably a real bummer for the man who loves getting to interact with the big Marvel stars of the day. It's one of the reasons he calls Avengers: Age of Ultron his favorite, as he actually got to share the screen with Chris Evans' Steve Rogers and Chris Hemsworth's Thor. Perhaps Stan will have an all-new cameo by the time 2017 rolls around. Here's the video where he talks about both his upcoming cameos and his time spent on the Deadpool set.