93-year-old legend Stan Lee is well-known for his cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he recently teased that he would be open to appearing in a DC Comics adventure. Given the fierce rivalry between Marvel and DC throughout the years, this seems highly-unlikely, but still, Stan Lee offered his cameo services to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) during a convention appearance over the holiday weekend. Stan Lee even threw a little shade towards DC, when a fan mentioned he'd like to see him in more cameo appearances. Here's what Stan Lee had to say below.
"I want to do more cameos also. I've even let people know it doesn't have to be a Marvel movie, I don't know why DC hasn't called me. They could use me!"
Although you can't quite hear it over the thunderous applause in the YouTube video from this past weekend's Fan Expo 2016, Stan Lee did apologize for that last remark. He was insinuating that the DC movies could use any bit of help they can get, after Warner Bros. and DC's last two efforts, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, underperformed at the box office and suffered a rash of negative reviews. It's worth noting that, during the Suicide Squad premiere, director David Ayer famously said, "F--k Marvel," remarks he later apologized for, and Stan Lee forgave him for that as well.
Even if Stan Lee was serious about moving over to DC for a cameo, it would have to be something drastically different than what we've seen in the past. Typically, Stan Lee's cameo appearances offer some comedy relief, which isn't necessarily uncommon of Marvel movies, whether they originate from Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures. Since Stan Lee isn't necessarily beholden to any one studio, he's certainly free to put in a DC cameo, but since their movies are essentially devoid of humor, it would have to be something much different.
Next year, the DCEU continues with Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017 and the highly-anticipated Justice League on November 17. Production is still under way on Justice League, but if Warner Bros. and DC can't correct their course with either Wonder Woman or Justice League, the DCEU may have to take up Stan Lee on his cameo offer, if only to make their movies far less serious. Take a look at the video below from Fan Expo 2016, with Stan Lee's cameo remarks coming at the 1:15 mark, along with another video that features every Stan Lee cameo.