While “Deadpool” may be the most irreverent Marvel movie to date, there’s one tradition that the film remained reverent of: the Stan Lee cameo. Like almost every Marvel movie before it, “Deadpool” found a spot for the legendary Marvel Comics creator and spokesman — and it was the kind of cameo only “Deadpool” could pull off. Spoiler alert: Stan Lee pops up in the film as an emcee at a strip club where Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) works. Lee spoke about the one downside of his cameo in a quick interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I wish I had spent more time in the strip club,” said Lee during the celebration for “The Big Bang Theory’s” 200th episode. “They had me in and out too quickly.”
Lee continued, stating that he is always up for a cameo in a Marvel movie. “If it’s a Marvel movie, I’m there for it,” he said. “Whenever a new movie comes out, I hope they’ll have a spot for me. I get such a kick out of doing it. The fans seem to like it.”
He then jokingly relayed why he feels his cameos are so important. “I’m going to tell you a secret, here’s the reason the [Marvel] movies make so much money: My cameo. A man takes a girl to the movie, right? They’re watching the movie and they bend down to get some popcorn. In so doing, they miss my cameo. Now the movie ends, and they say, ‘My God, we missed Stan’s cameo!’ So what do they do? They run to the box office and buy two more tickets and see it again. That’s why the movies do so well, because of my cameos.”
“Deadpool” — featuring emcee Stan Lee — is in theaters now.