Warning: Minor spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 contained below.
If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, then you know that Stan Lee’s cameo is by far one of the most outrageous and ‘out of the world’ to date. In a scene during the movie and one of the post-credit scenes, the King of Marvel is shown chatting to the Watchers in the brief pair of sequences.
His appearance with the Watchers seems to confirm a long standing fan theory that Mr. Lee is in fact the cosmic being Uatu, given the multitude of cameos in not only the MCU movies and series, but across studios as well, having also appeared in Sony’s Spiderman franchise movies and Fox’s X-Men franchise movies. And while this is not exactly the case, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige had this to say to Screen Rant about the cameos:
“Stan Lee clearly exists, you know, above and apart from the reality of all the films. So the notion that he could be sitting there on a cosmic pit stop during the jump gate sequence in Guardians was something very fun – James had that idea and we shot that cameo and loved it so much, you know, you see it a couple of times in the movie. It wasn’t in for a long time and we put it back in towards the end of the process where he references that time he was a Federal Express agent – we thought it would be fun to put that in there because that really says, so wait a minute, he’s this same character who’s popped up in all these films.”
Mr. Lee has already filmed the cameos for several upcoming films, including Spiderman: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Bryan Singer also recently confirmed that he will be appearing in the X-Men TV pilot Gifted. Excelsior!