Marvel, the superhero franchise that has changed the movie industry as of late. Every current franchise, even Star Wars, has modeled their productivity after Marvel’s booming success. And the man helping oversee this incredible operation was Stan Lee.
Stan Lee helped create the world of superheroes that I have grown to love so much over the years. But he didn’t let his work go unattended. He made sure to remind us all that he was the one who brought these incredible characters to life as he made cameos in nearly all of his Marvel movie and tv projects. He even made an animated cameo in Big Hero 6 which I just recently found out was part of the Marvel brand as well.
And these cameos have become some of the joy of watching these films. We don’t know where he’ll appear or what he’ll be doing but whenever his cameo arrives it brings a smile and maybe even a laugh to anyone watching.
So, to commemorate this man that can only be heralded as one of the greatest creative minds of the past century, I’m going to share with you my five favorite Stan Lee cameos in the MCU. I hope you enjoy.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Stan Lee’s cameo in Age of Ultron was hilarious, to say the least, as he played an old man (obviously) attending the Avengers party. In this movie, he asked Thor for a sip of his special Asgardian alcohol and it did not bode well for him. It was a very funny cameo and it makes me laugh every time.
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After waiting and waiting for Suicide Squad to come to cable television (because I didn’t want to rent it) I finally got to see it yesterday and, for the most part, I mildly enjoyed it. I liked every character, which usually is a good sign of a movie’s quality. Will Smith’s Deadshot was easily my favorite member of the criminal superhero group with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn sitting at a close second. But ultimately what killed my movie experience was the lackluster storytelling.
With the perfect writers, this could’ve been an ultimate success in the same way that Guardians of the Galaxy was because both films are ridiculously similar. Both movies follow the stories of a group of misfits who have to come together to save the world. Suicide Squad even tried to add popular songs throughout the film in the same way that Guardians of the Galaxy but it didn’t work. And honestly, it’s a shame.
While this film had so many chances to be the best movie in the DCEU franchise it was way too predictable, the story was junkily crafted, and the villain, crafted in the same terrible CGI fashion as Steppenwolf, was not at all enticing.
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Groot is one of the most unique characters in the MCU for his tree-like form and his simple “I am Groot” vocabulary. When I first saw him I didn’t know what to make of the tree hero but now I can’t imagine the Marvel Cinematic Universe without him. So, on this exciting week of Who’s Your Favorite it’s all about the Groot. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
When Groot first came onto the Marvel scene he immediately attracted the love of most fans with his Chewbacca-esque personality and role within the Guardians of the Galaxy. He was sweet, at times disturbingly violent despite his benevolent disposition, but most importantly, he was as heroic as any hero has ever been.
He sacrificed his life to save his friends and it honestly is one of the bravest moments from any hero in the MCU. Now every time I watch that moment when he says to Rocket, “We are Groot” I get a little teary because he was so cool.
I Am Groot. Translated: RIP Classic Groot.
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Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most surprising installments in the MCU as it featured twist after deadly twist throughout its entirety. One of the biggest shockers in the film was when Thanos sacrificed his daughter Gamora in exchange for the Soul Stone. Not only did it reveal how heartless he can be but it was a legitimate surprise that I couldn’t have seen coming in the film.
But Avengers 4 is supposedly going to reverse at least a good deal of the deaths that transpired in the movie so will Gamora be one of those reversals? Or will she remain dead on Vormir for eternity? And how will that effect Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Gamora is a central piece to the Guardians of the Galaxy puzzle and with her missing it’ll feel like the team is incomplete. I mean, how will Star-Lord go on knowing that the woman he loved was killed and he couldn’t do anything about it? How will that affect the team moving forward?
Of course, because of James Gunn’s abrupt firing a few weeks ago, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may not even happen (it’s been postponed indefinitely until they find another director.) But if the movie does go along as planned then it’ll be very interesting seeing the team dynamic possibly without everyone’s favorite “fiercest woman in the galaxy” along for the ride.
Honestly, I hope Gamora is brought back to life in some sort of way in the next Avengers film because she still hasn’t been fully explored yet and I want to see more with her. To have her permanently dead just feels like a waste of a great character to me.
What do you think? Do you think the Guardians of the Galaxy will be perfectly fine without her or would it be best for her to return? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.
Ten years, twenty movies, over two dozen characters, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t even close to coming to an end. It’s kind of incredible! Over the years the MCU has gotten better and better at creating films that are just downright awesome and now I honestly can’t imagine a year without a Marvel movie. And now as another week has passed Who’s Your Favorite is back with a new question; What’s Your Favorite Marvel Movie? Here are all of the Marvel films so far.
This is the film that started it all and that alone makes it one of the greatest Marvel films ever made.
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After recently owning Avengers: Infinity War I decided to have a Marvel marathon, starting with The Avengers. It was kind of fascinating seeing the movies literally evolve and get better over the course of the years and it was so awesome in fact that I want to share my experience with you. Enjoy!
2012: The Avengers
When The Avengers came out six years ago I remember being blown away by how awesome the movie was. The fact that it brought all of these heroes together in such a cohesive way was marveling. Now when I watch it I get nostalgic seeing the beginning of these characters’ relationships and their involvement in this franchise. Iron Man, at that time, was the only character to have two solo movies but everyone else was just finding their footing.
The Battle of New York is still a blast to watch even after all of these years and it’s great movie.
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It’s Day 2 of my Ranking the Marvel Trailers from Worst to Best series and I’m so excited to share with you the top ten trailers. Enjoy!
(If you missed it the first part to this series is linked here.)
10. Iron Man 2
Whoa, this is a good trailer. It shows plenty of exciting money shots without giving the viewer any idea of what the movie is about. It’s kind of amazing. And Whiplash actually presents a legitimate threat in this trailer. I like it.
9. Captain America: Civil War
I remember seeing this trailer and being a tad bit horrified. Seeing these heroes that had grown to be friends fighting each other is kind of mortifying. I’m glad the movie ended up being even better than this trailer because that shows how good it is.
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