Marvel legend Stan Lee has recreated his Thor: Ragnarok cameo with Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn. If you’ve seen the latest Thor film, you’ll recall that Stan The Man showed up on Sakaar as the official barber to The Grandmaster’s Contest Of Champions. Prior to doing battle with Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor got a trim, courtesy of Stan Lee’s unnamed character. Lee’s space barber warned the God Of Thunder to stay still, because shaky hands and swirling sci-fi haircut apparatus are not a good mix.
Stan Lee’s Marvel cameos are, of course, the stuff of cinematic legend. Bryan Singer set the trend with his groundbreaking X-Men movie in 2000, with Lee going on to appear in numerous X-Men, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four movies, as well as pretty much everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stan Lee’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cameo even playfully confirmed the fan theory that all of his MCU characters could be linked.
Now, while mucking around with McFarlane on the convention circuit, Lee has recreated his Thor: Ragnarok cameo in a very lo-fi fashion. Clearly, this jokey video (see below) was shot on a mobile phone camera inside a trailer, but it’s still a lot of fun.
With scissors instead of an alien cutting device, McFarlane instead of Hemsworth, an unremarkable trailer instead of Sakaar, Lee’s traditional green sweater instead of an otherworldly costume, and a random dude in the shot holding McFarlane down, you’ve got to laugh at this stripped-down version of the memorable moment from Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. Lee even seems to forget his lines, mumbling a bit before describing his hands as “not, you know, as firm as they used to be.”
However, as rib-tickling as this recreation of Stan Lee’s latest cameo is, it’s not the best low-budget version of Thor: Ragnarok currently doing the rounds. For a skit with James Corden on The Late Late Show, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo all invaded a packed theater to recreate the entire film in ‘4D’, complete with fancy dress store costumes and cardboard special effects.
Stan Lee has already shot a whole load of as-yet-unseen Marvel Cinematic Universe cameos, so keep your eyes peeled when Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War appear in theaters next year.
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