Regardless of whether the script is any good, the effects are up to scratch or the cast know their stuff, one thing is always certain about a Marvel movie: it will contain a cameo from Stan Lee.
With that in mind, the comic-book legend has taken time out to give us a quick heads up on what we can expect from his appearances in The Avengers , The Amazing Spider-Man and Iron Man 3 .
“The Avengers cameo that you will see, when that movie opens up, is possibly one of my best,” says Lee. “And you know how good mine have been, but it is so funny. I can’t tell you what it is ‘cause they’d kill me, but it is funny.”
“So is the Spider-Man one, by the way,” he continues. “They’re deciding to make my cameos a little funnier. They know that’s what brings the audiences in, of course, so they’ve gotta play them up.”
As for Iron Man 3 , that one has yet to be shot, but Lee explains that he has to be ready and waiting at the drop of a hat…
“It’s almost scary ‘cause they just give me a date,” he says. “They’ll say, Stan, come over next Thursday for your cameo,’ but they don’t tell me what it is. So, I show up and they say, ‘Go to wardrobe.’ I don’t know what is expected of me, until I get there, but of course, I do it magnificently.”
Indeed he does. You can spot Stan in The Avengers when the film opens here on 26 April 2012.