‘Iron Man 3′: Stan Lee’s Cameo Revealed

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am,

Ever since Marvel’s theatrical releases first gained steam with 2000’s X-Men, fans have been treated to a series of blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em cameos from longtime Marvel icon Stan Lee. Lee is, of course, best known for his work on the original Spider-man comics and appeared most recently in The Amazing Spider-man. Now, we have the lowdown on his part in Marvel’s next tentpole release.

According to Latino Review, Lee reported to the set of next summer’s Iron Man 3 earlier this week and will appear in the film in another trademark cameo. Scroll down if you want to know more, but it should be considered a MILD SPOILER.

In Iron Man 3, Lee will play the host of a beauty pageant, but the site didn’t offer any further details about the size of Lee’s role, or any indication of how, exactly, Tony Stark and company end up at a beauty pageant in the first place. With its plot reportedly centered on the Extremis storyline and Ben Kingsley long-rumored to play The MandarinIron Man 3 will already have a lot of ground to cover and won’t emerge as cluttered plot-wise as Iron Man 2.

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Whether or not fans are still clamoring for Lee’s cameos, Marvel seems bound and determined to involve him in as many of their productions as possible. While his appearances typically serve to offer fun moments of comic relief, they could be considered superfluous, especially since Marvel has done a remarkable job of crafting an interconnected big-screen universe for its heroes. Still, Lee has established himself as a terrific spokesperson for Marvel’s films, and with the record-breaking success of The Avengers, Marvel has proven that it has a firm grasp on what fans want.

Expect the studio to shed some light on Iron Man 3 with their presence at Comic-Con this weekend. Word is that we’ll also get a clearer picture on how Phase Two of the studio’s Avengers initiative will play out. Anyone else hoping for official updates on Ant-Man and Black Panther?

Check back here for the latest Marvel scoop direct from Comic-Con.

Iron Man 3 is currently in production and is slated for release on May 3, 2013.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. Keep the Stan Lee cameos coming. He is a legend and I see no problem with him having a small cameo in every Marvel film. Without him we would not have the majority of these characters.

    Entertainers and reporters are always wanting to give credit to people that really dont deserve it. Stan deserves it.

  2. When Stan Lee finally shuffles off this mortal coil, I will probably end up crying my eyes out. Cause with him gone, a whole generation of comic book artists and writers will be gone too. Think about, Stan has been in the business since the 1940’s, when the world needed saving, Superman could only jump really high, run fast and had dense skin. When comics were only a dime, Orson Welles was on the radio and in the movies and FDR was in the White House. With Stan gone, we lose that last connection to the glory days, when the costumed hero was in its infancy, and anything and everything seemed possible.

    • Well said sir

  3. Bring on the Stan Lee cameos. I love them all. His latest Spider-Man cameo was funny. It will be a sad day when Stan passes away or is too old to do them any more.

  4. Lee is best known for his work on Spider-Man? Stan the man Lee is best known for CREATING THE ALL TIME GREATEST MOTHA-F#%#ING CHARACTERS IN COMIC BOOK HISTORY! Which INCLUDE The Amazing SPIDER-MAN

  5. Can’t get enough of Stan’s cameos, that’s true. But the Iron Man series actually has a sort of theme going with them. In the first Iron Man Tony Stark acted like Stan was Hugh Hefner (who sort of looks like Stan) and in IM2 he refered to Stan Lee as Larry King (again, they do look kind of alike).

    So, if they are going to stick with the theme, what celebrity out there looks like Stan Lee and is famous for hosting beauty contests? Regis Philbin?

    (and jack kirby)

  7. Let’s be clear on a few things here, to call Stan Lee a ‘Marvel icon’ is like calling the president a ‘well-known American’. Stan Lee is the former president and current chairman of Marvel comics. Stan Lee created Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and the Avengers (as well as Spider-Man). And when I say ‘created’, I don’t mean ‘did work on’, I mean personally conceptualized, designed, and wrote the major plot arcs. While what you said is techically true, it’s still kind of ignorant. And even if every fan forgets about the one man who created the cinematic marvel universe, he will always have a cameo. It’s part of the contract.