Marvel and DC have been competitors for decades, but that doesn't mean they aren't willing to help each other out now and then. Stan Lee has a great idea to add something new to DC's movies. Himself. Stan apparently loves his regular cameos so much that he's willing to offer the same service to the DC Extended Universe. Somehow, we're not sure they're going to take him up on the offer.
Stan Lee apologized for the "they could use me" bit at the end after he said it. He was clearly implying that DC's movies need his help, but he realized he was making a cheap joke and apologized after the fact, similar to a moment where Suicide Squad's David Ayer fired off a "Fuck Marvel" during a screening last month, but then realized he was better than that and apologized, though Stan Lee gave him a pass.
While Stan Lee's comments at Fan Expo 2016 show that he clearly believes that his appearance is key to the greater success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one thing that is clearly true is that DC doesn't have anything like Stan Lee working for them. Stan made himself an iconic part of Marvel back when comics were the company's primary medium. Nobody at DC ever really did the same thing. If you know comics, then you know names of some of DC's top people through the years, but even non-comic fans know the name, Stan Lee.
And if you think about it, maybe DC could find a use for Stan Lee. They could potentially kill him off in every single movie. You never know, Stan might go for it. He seems to be a guy with a healthy sense of humor. Stan could be like Kenny from South Park showing up in every movie just to be killed off in a brutal or hilarious way again and again.
Stan Lee has made the occasional cameo in a mom-Marvel movie. Most recently he made an appearance in Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers. He's also confirmed that he will be returning to Marvel again for their two films that have finished filming, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. His list of credits is getting to be as extensive as anybody at this point.
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CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis. Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.