Stan Lee may be done with the day-to-day business of Marvel Entertainment, but he’s not finished with his iconic Marvel cameos. In an interview on Toronto’s Breakfast Television, the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics revealed that he will appear in “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and "Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Lee was in Toronto over the weekend for his final Canadian appearance at Fan Expo, which concluded with a standing-room-only Sunday morning Q&A session that had comic book fans lining up for hours.
Among the many anecdotes he shared with the television and studio audience, Lee explained that his fondness for alliterative character names is a result of his bad memory: “I let their first name begin with the same letter as their last name 'cause I have such a terrible memory, so I can remember his first name is Peter, I know that his last name begins with P too... and I remember the name I gave him is Parker… It makes it easy for me.”
Lee, who is fast approaching his 30th cameo, says that he has no say in his on-screen appearances, and joked that -- if he did -- his cameos would be “half-hour roles.” He joked that “they’re afraid he’d overshadow the stars.”
Lee also said that he may be younger than he appears, and that he never looked at his birth certificate. “I may only be fifty,” he quipped. “I just picked a number out of the hat. How old are you? The first number I thought of was 93.”
The 93-year-old Lee will appear next in “Doctor Strange,” which releases on November 4; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is out May 5, 2017; and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” hitting theaters on July 7, 2017.