Not long ago came word that 93-year-old Stan Lee had shot four Marvel cameos in one go, and now it has been revealed that it was “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn who shot almost all of them all.
The cameos are expected to be seen in “Doctor Strange,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Thor: Ragnarok” along with the ‘Guardians’ sequel of course. “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson told EW how it worked:
“It’s a big deal for a 93-year-old man to go to a movie set and spend a day shooting. James shot four cameos with Stan in one day. James was texting me the frame. Does this look right? Does this look good?”
Gunn followed that up himself with a Facebook post explaining how it came about and actually his work was only on three of the cameos, not four:
“It was definitely one of the most fun times I’ve ever had on set. There are few people in this world I love and admire more and have more fun with than Stan Lee. Even though he does love breaking my, and everyone else’s balls (I introduced him to Tom Holland for the first time and he said, “Everyone says you’re great! Personally, I don’t see it.”). Although, to be honest, I think I only did THREE cameos – one was shot by someone else. My third probably isn’t what you think it is.”
If you’ve seen the Doctor Strange cameo, it was one of MANY versions I shot on the day, and Scott Derrickson chose the final one. If I’m writing for Stan, why give him one line when I can give him a thousand? I just kept throwing lines at him one after the other, until we were all doubled over with laughter. Someday, after you’ve seen the movie, maybe Marvel Studios will let me share some of those with you. And hopefully you’ll see the movie next week – in IMAX, where it’s definitely best seen.
So who shot the fourth? We’ll have to wait and see.