Every Stan Lee cameo from X-Men to Avengers: Endgame

Iron Man (2008)

The cameo: Stan is mistaken for Hugh Hefner as he walks up a red carpet surrounded by beautiful women. 

Is Stan the man? As Tony Stark walks into a star-studded party, Stan is one of the people on the red carpet being snapped by the paparazzi. As Stark walks by he pats Stan on the back. After Stan's more extensive cameos in previous years, his MCU debut is a little briefer though you've got to love that smoking jacket.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The cameo: Stan drinks some soda mixed with Bruce Banners blood. 

Is Stan the man? Stan is actually playing an integral cog to the storyline here. After Stan is poisoned by the green soda, the authorities are able to track down Banner to a bottling plant in Brazil, where he looks like Edward Norton.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

The cameo: Stan Lee is mistakenly greeted as Larry King during the Stark Expo. 

Is Stan the man? Tony clearly needs to get his contact lenses fixed - that's twice he's mistaken Stan for someone else. As Tony makes his way amongst a busy crowd, he eventually reaches Lee and greets him as Larry King. It's a blink and you'll miss it cameo, but good to see Marvel having fun playing around with Stan's iconic persona.

Thor (2011)

The cameo: Stan plays a pick-up driver in a scene where people are gathered trying to move Thor's legendary hammer Mjolnir from the ground. 

Is Stan the man? Technically, he really is the man in 2011's Thor with Stan being credited as Stan The Man, his Silver Age Marvel comics nickname. As Stan ruins his pickup truck in the process of trying to drag Mjolnir from of the ground with a chain attached to the vehicle, he asks, "Did it work?" Of course, he fails and the men around him laugh. Stan's not the only cameo in this scene. Marvel writer and film and TV producer J. Michael Straczynski also appears as a pickup driver.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

The cameo: Stan plays a general in an audience of people waiting to honor Captain America. 

Is Stan the man? Stan mistakes someone else for Cap remarking, "I thought he'd be taller." Non-Marvel comics fans may be surprised to know that Stan also had nothing to do with the creation of the character. It was Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who created the legendary all-American hero and this is the first time Stan appeared in a film for a character he didn't actually create himself. However, it was Stan who wrote in the idea of Captain America using his shield as a weapon and revived the character during comics' Silver Age, writing many of his solo stories around that time.

The Avengers (2012)

The cameo: Stan appears in a news report after the devastation of New York. 

Is Stan the man? During the news report, Stan exclaims, "Superheroes in New York? Give me a break." However, there is also a deleted scene with a waitress talking to Steve Rogers. As she chats, serves him and walks away, Stan turns around from another table and says, "Ask for her number, you moron!"

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The cameo: Spider-man and the Lizard duke it out in the library of Peter Parker's school while Stan remains completely unaware. 

Is Stan the man? This is one of the most action-packed cameos yet with Stan being chucked right into the excitement. As he listens to classical music on his headphones with the fight going on behind him, he saunters off like nothing's happening, oblivious to everything Spidey even manages to save him from a table being hurled in his direction by the Lizard.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

The cameo: Stan is an enthusiastic beauty pageant judge. 

Is Stan the man? As a beauty pageant takes place in the background, Tony Stark sneaks around and we can see Stan on a television set giving a contestant 10 points. This is the first Iron Man outing where Stark and Lee aren't technically in the same scene together.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

The cameo: Stan plays a patient in a mental ward. 

Is Stan the man? Erik Selvig has just given a demonstration about The Convergence to his fellow mental ward patients with the aid of a couple of shoes. After Selvig is finished, he asks if anyone has any questions in which Lee replies, "Can I have my shoe back?"

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

The cameo: Stan appears as a security guard again, this time at the Smithsonian Institute. 

Is Stan the man? Captain America steals his suit from an exhibition at the Smithsonian right under Stan's nose. As he walks past the exhibit where the suit should be he looks up and remarks, "Oh man, I am so fired." Stan has said that Captain America is a real sentimental favourite of his being one of the first characters he wrote when he joined Marvel.

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Lauren O'Callaghan

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.