Phase 3 has some of the most exciting movies, in theory, that Marvel Studios has ever produced, with Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Infinity War marking some of the standouts. It's next to impossible to predict what's going to happen in any of these films, but if there's one thing each should have in common, it's that they will have a cameo from Stan Lee. The co-creator of several of Marvel's biggest characters has appeared in just about every Marvel movie there is, so of course the tradition continues. Here's a first look at one of Stan Lee's upcoming cameos and the Avengers: Infinity War actor who filmed it with him.
Courtesy of the MCU News & Tweets Twitter account, a new photo has surfaced of Stan Lee standing next to Spider-Man/Peter Parker actor Tom Holland. It looks like the two of them filmed a scene together with Avengers: Infinity War as the most likely candidate for when the scene will take place. While Spider-Man: Homecoming is actually a movie that's on everyone's radar right now, it wrapped filming some time ago and is well past post-production at this point. Infinity War, however, is currently filming right now, so there's a very good chance that the scene could be for that highly anticipated movie.
Also included in the picture is DJ and Snapchat celebrity DJ Khaled, who was also a part of the scene that was filmed. Khaled shared a photo of the moment from his Snapchat account, which made it look like the scene in question took place in a convenience store. Sounds like Spidey could be barging in during a robbery, now the second time this has happened in the MCU. (Luke Cage saved Method Man in a convenience store in his Netflix series).
For those who may not be hip to the scene, DJ Khaled is a music producer, and record label executive who is popular with the kids these days. He is known in some circles of the internet as a "human meme," his boisterous personality and use of Snapchat easily lending itself to the creation of all kinds of internet jokes. The MCU is putting a lot of emphasis on Spider-Man being a modern teenager so it makes sense that Marvel would include a popular figure like Khaled, who Peter perhaps listens to. Plus, who doesn't want to be in a movie with Spider-Man?
DJ Khaled can certainly learn a thing or two about cameos from Stan Lee, who has not only appeared in every Spider-Man film but every film in the MCU as well (and then some). Stan Lee has upcoming appearances in the rest of Phase 3, many of which he's already filmed ahead of time with James Gunn guiding him from behind the camera.
We'll just have to wait and see when this particular cameo pops up. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017, while Avengers: Infinity War won't arrive until May 4, 2018.