After the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War, The Russo Brothers’ untitled Avengers 4 movie couldn’t come fast enough. But there was over a year and two blockbusters to wait, starting with Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and The Wasp. The sequel gave Paul Rudd another chance to lead a movie, while promoting Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne to a bonafide superhero in the process. Like any self-respecting Marvel property, Ant-Man and The Wasp also contained a cameo by legendary comic writer and iconic Stan Lee. It was a great moment that saw Lee’s car shrink before his eyes, but it turns out he tried out a variety of lines on set. Check it out below, as Paul Rudd recounts the experience firsthand.
Who knew Stan Lee was so quick with one liners? It looks like there were a ton of options for the Ant-Man and The Wasp editor to choose from, although the line about the 1960’s was the one that resonated the most with the folks on set, including Paul Rudd himself.
This new video comes to us from Fandango, with Paul Rudd talking about his experience in Ant-Man and The Wasp. While Paul Rudd didn’t personally share the scene with Stan Lee, it looks like he was privy to the filming process. So much so that Lee’s quick line about his experience in the 1960s became a recurring joke on the set of the sequel. There’s just something about the Marvel legend taking oodles of drugs during the summer of love that is too enjoyable to pass up.
Stan Lee’s cameos go all the way back to 2000’s X-Men. They’re moment that Marvel fans look forward to, acknowledging the main who created so many of the brand’s iconic characters. These cameos range in quality from simple to delightful, with Lee often able to stretch his comedic muscles and get a big laugh during each blockbuster.
The comic legend’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently took an interesting turn, during his quick cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In it, Stan Lee was revealed to be a member of The Watchers, and the cameos have all apparently been the same character. Specifically, he mentions playing a delivery man in Captain America: Civil War, potentially opening up more narrative possibilities for Lee in the future.
Marvel fans and cinephiles can look forward to two more Stan Lee cameos, before Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe concludes. First up will be Carol Danver’s unconventional origin story inCaptain Marvel. After that, he’ll presumably appear in Avengers 4, which will hopefully have an official title before too long.
Ant-Man and The Wasp will arrive digitally on October 2nd, and for physical release on October 16th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.