In case you haven’t dashed to the nearby theatre for a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet, you might want to read this story some other time. That’s because it contains SPOILERS! The individuals who have seen the film, and remained till the remainder of five post-credit scenes, are aware that Stan Lee’s Marvel character has eventually been uncovered.
That’s right, his cameos mean something, and they’re linked. What’s more, he’s played a similar character in each film, probably even those outside of Marvel Studio’s universe including X-Men and Deadpool.
The way things are, Stan Lee has showed up in more Marvel films than any other individual, including Robert Downey Jr., who repeats Tony Stark for an eighth time in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Samuel L. Jackson, who has given 7 appearances out of the 9 in his agreement. Known for making a portion of the best superheroes in history and always the face of Marvel comics, Stan Lee is back for a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
He has showed up in each of the 15 of Marvel Studios MCU films and even the TV shows, alongside various different cameos in those Marvel films not released by Disney. It has been affirmed that Stan Lee’s character has a good reason. He shows up twice in the Guardians spin-off, once in a Tex Avery-style scene that shows Rocket, Groot and Yondu speeding through the doors of space and time.
The second is the fifth of five post-credit sequences. Stan Lee is seen conversing with the omniscient aliens known as the Watchers. What’s more, he’s credited as The Watchers Informant. Essentially, he’s been going around the MCU in different disguises telling what the Avengers, X-Men and different superheroes have up their sleeves on earth.
Stan Lee himself is thrilled with his huge character revelation, which has been taking shape over numerous years. What’s more, The Watchers are at last, formally a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Director James Gunn had this to say in regards about giving Stan Lee a solitary character that is sensible for such a variety of films.
“When he first brought up the Watchers in the ’60s, the other writers were making fun of him and thought they were a stupid idea. He was like, ‘I like them,’ and he put them in. So Stan feels particularly redeemed.”
The post-credit scene affirms that Stan Lee has really been a “Watcher” all through his MCU cameos. Indeed, even before Guardians of the Galaxy, some conjectured that Stan Lee is playing Uatu, an individual from the Watchers who was assigned to take care of Earth.
Kevin Feige additionally affirmed that Stan Lee is a Watcher, however did not really name him as Uatu in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
So far in the MCU, Stan Lee has showed up in Iron Man as a Hugh Hefner Lookalike, The Incredible Hulk as an Old Man Poisoned by Hulk-blood-contaminated soda, Iron Man 2 as a Larry King Lookalike, Thor as a Truck Driver Trying to move Mjolnir, Captain America: The First Avenger as a 1940s General, The Avengers as a Skeptic in New York, Iron Man 3 as a Beauty Pageant Judge, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a Train Passenger, Thor: The Dark World as a Mental Hospital Patient, Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a Smithsonian Exhibit Security Guard, Guardians of the Galaxy as a Xandarian Pervert, Agent Carter as a Shoeshine Customer, Netflix’s The Defenders as a New York Police Officer, Avengers: Age of Ultron as a Lightweight Veteran, Ant-Man as a Bartender in Luis’ Story, Captain America: Civil War as a Fed Ex Delivery Agent, and Doctor Strange as a New York Cab Rider. He will next appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming in this summer, and has a part in Thor: Ragnarok.
It’s conceivable that in the wake of talking with The Watchers in Guardians of the Galaxy, he stops by the planet of Sakaar to watch Hulk and the God of Thunder fight it out, before coming back to earth. With the Guardians 2 course of events set in 2014, all this makes perfect sense.
Strikingly enough, his cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 additionally affirmed that Kevin Smith’s Mallrats is a piece of the Marvel Universe, as Lee is basically playing a similar character here.
He’s also showed up in non-Marvel studio films like X-Men, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Daredevil, the first Fantastic Four motion picture, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Big Hero 6, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. His appearances on The Big Bang Theory, Entourage and Chuck aren’t taken into account, as he was playing himself.
Alongside his forthcoming appearances in Thor 3 and the new Spider-Man film, Stan Lee has shot his cameo for Black Panther, which releases in 2018.
It’s expected that he will return in Infinity War, which is being shot now. It’s in this film that we may see The Watchers once more, with Stan Lee getting the opportunity to assume a significantly greater part in the plan of things. Yet, that is simple conjecture. At any rate, we know who Stan Lee is playing now, and he has a really cool part in the MCU.