Even before Marvel's first Phase 1 movie Iron Man, there was a tradition of Stan Lee cameos that preceeded the studio's formation. Almost every movie that has been based on a Marvel comic book has featured a brief cameo from Stan Lee, a tradition that certainly won't end anytime soon. Kevin Feige just revealed that Stan Lee has already shot his next 4 cameos. As it turns out, the comic book legend's big screen appearances were planned out so far ahead of time that he could shoot them all in one day back-to-back.
Kevin Feige held a Q&A session after a special screening of the first Marvel Phase Three movie, Captain America: Civil War in Los Angeles on Friday night, where he was asked by a fan about Stan Lee's cameos. Cinema Blend attended the event, where Kevin Feige told the audience that Stan Lee has just shot four cameos in a row during one day in Atlanta. But he wouldn't say what movies the cameos were for. Kevin Feige explains.
"We do not shoot random ones. They're always very specific... A couple of months ago in Atlanta, he flew down and we shot four in one day, for four various projects. They're all awesome! They're all totally different. And he was unbelievable. He was on fire. He came in, he sat here, he stood there, he stood in this window, and then he went home."
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7, 2017) had been shooting in Atlanta throughout the summer, before production was recently shifted to New York City, so it's very likely that this movie is one of the four he shot cameos for. It's possible he also shot cameos for Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017) in Atlanta, since, along with Spider-Man: Homecoming, they make up Marvel's next four films. Thor: Ragnarok is currently filming in Australia.
It's also possible that one of Stan Lee's recent cameos could be for Avengers: Infinity War, which starts filming in Atlanta this coming November, or for the upcoming Black Panther, which is set to begin filming in January 2017. Stan Lee's last cameo was at the end of Captain America: Civil War, where he appeared as a FedEx delivery man, humorously mispronouncing Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) name as "Tony Stank." Only time will tell what Stan Lee's next four cameos will be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but all we know for sure right now is there are no plans to stop this beloved tradition.