Following his absence from 2013’s The Wolverine, the 90-year-old comics legend has also missed out on appearing in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: days of Future Past reports Bleeding Cool.
Ever since the first X-Men movie back in 2000, Stan Lee has made a regular habit of making cameos in movies featuring characters that he either created or contributed to in a major way. Some of the funniest moments in Marvel movies are his cameos be it drinking gamma radiation infected soda (The Incredible Hulk), getting mistaken for Hugh Hefner (Iron Man), or being a completely oblivious Librarian (The Amazing Spider-Man).
Stan Lee started off the first day of Fan Expo in Toronto by letting all the fans at his panel know that they’re the reason he wouldn’t be doing a cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past:
“I have bad news for you, I was supposed to be in Montreal today, doing the cameo for X-Men – the new X-Men movie. But I said, ‘No, I’m going to visit my friends in Toronto instead’.”
He went on to explain his absence from The Wolverine:
“And I wasn’t in Wolverine, because they shot that in Australia, and it was too far for me to swim. In most of the others, I’ll be popping up.”
No word yet on the upcoming Thor: The Dark World.
Lee also teased that his new made-for-movie superhero creation, The Annihilator, has an actor and a production company now attached but still no director yet. Still no word on what exactly the Annihilator’s power is.
Finally, Lee let slip (though he claims he wasn’t supposed to) that he’s working on a new reality show to find the best new comic book artists and writers that are out there, with contestants getting eliminated every week American Idol-style. Lee couldn’t say much else but promised he wouldn’t be a judge as he didn’t have the heart to kick anyone off the show.
Below is a video featuring all of Stan Lee’s cameos in Marvel movies to date, except for Iron Man 3.
Source: Bleeding Cool