In a recent interview with BBC Radio Scotland, Joe Russo spoke about one of our favorite parts of Marvel films. The cameos by Stan Lee himself. No matter how exciting the storyline, there’s always a part of every fan that waits to see what persona Stan Lee will take on in the film.
The sentiment is no different for Avengers: Infinity War. We know this movie is going to be an emotional rollercoaster. So we might actually be looking forward to it more than ever before.
‘He’s the godfather of a lot of these stories, him and Jack Kirby, and Jim Starlin, actually, in particular for the character Thanos, the writer who created Thanos. So, Stan, typically we try to get him out — he doesn’t love to fly — so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time. So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we’re on, for instance, Ant-Man [and the Wasp] or Avengers 4, we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and get him through his cameos in one day.’
He went on to say that everyone really loves him, not just on set, but in audiences around the world as well.
‘He’s great. He’s a blast to have on set and everybody loves it. And he seems to engender a really warm response from the audience when he comes on the screen.’
We certainly love to see Stan in the various roles he takes on during his cameos. One of our favorites was the mail delivery man, in Civil War, where he got to call Tony Stark, Tony Stank. It felt like a small victory, somehow.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th.
‘…but I knew him’