‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’: Stan Lee Makes Hilarious Cameo

Lawrence Yee
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Movies MCU

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains mild spoilers from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Proceed at your own risk.

Excelsior! After being noticeably absent from Deadpool 2 earlier this year, Stan Lee makes one of his infamous cameos in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The cameo raises the comic book legend’s number of appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films to 21.

Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby created the character of AntMan back in 1962. Their Ant-Man was Hank “Henry” Pym, who Michael Douglas portrays on the big screen.

In the films, Pym has passed the mantle on to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). Lang joins Pym’s daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lily) on a quest to find Pym’s wife and Hope’s mom Janet in the sequel.

They’re not the only ones trying to find Janet, and a wild card chase ensues in San Francisco. That’s where Lee makes an appearance.

The 95-year-old is walking up to his car when the vehicle is hit with a shrinking disc, disappearing from sight. A bewildered Lee then says, “The ’60s were great but now I’m paying for it,” intimating that he indulged in psychedelics. It’s a short but funny scene.

It’s unclear whether Lee shot this during Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s production, or as a standalone cameo (as he doesn’t interact with any other characters). Lee reportedly filmed a number of cameos for upcoming MCU movies.

The comic book legend has been in headlines lately. His business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested in June for allegedly filing a false police report saying Lee’s house was being burgled. Days later, Lee obtained a temporary restraining order against Morgan, claiming he took advantage of his impaired hearing, vision, and judgement.

Lee’s last tweet was made before Morgan’s arrest and the restraining order. In it, he identified Morgan as his “only partner and business manager.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6, 2018 in the U.S. and August 3 in the U.K.

Lawrence Yee
Lawrence is Editor in Chief of FANDOM. He grew up loving X-Men, Transformers, and Japanese-style role playing games like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. First-person shooters make him incredibly nauseous.
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