SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains mild spoilers from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Proceed at your own risk.
The cameo raises the comic book legend’s number of appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films to 21.
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.”
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) June 10, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6, 2018 in the U.S. and August 3 in the U.K.