As is tradition with Marvel Studios properties, legendary comic book creator Stan Lee makes a small appearance in the latest Netflix series, “Iron Fist.” In the Marvel Studios films, Lee — known for co-creating pretty much every major Marvel character ranging from the X-Men and Fantastic Four to Iron Man and Spider-Man — pops up in live-action cameos, sometimes even with a line of dialogue. Marvel’s Netflix series (“Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and now “Iron Fist”) have all taken a different approach, including the icon in a photograph seen in the background of shots.
That’s the case with “Iron Fist,” which features a brief appearance of a photo of Lee in the thirteenth episode. The photo, which features Lee in a police uniform, has been used on plaques and posters since the debut season of “Daredevil” on Netflix. In “Iron Fist,” it appears on a recruitment poster for the NYPD that features the phrase “Be Proud.”
Now available to stream worldwide on Netflix, “Iron Fist” is a production of Marvel Television developed by Scott Buck. The drama stars Finn Jones as Daniel Rand, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, David Wenham as Harold Meachum and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.