The comic book company's paterfamilias will play a “big role” on the ABC series
Marvel icon Stan Lee is bringing his tradition of making cameos in the media company's films with a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of “Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.”
A show representative confirmed the impending appearance to TheWrap, but declined to elaborate.
Lee described the appearance as a “big role” to THR, which first reported his episode that will most likely air Tuesday, Feb. 4.
The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics has made his appearances (both in person or via voice roles) in Marvel projects spanning the comic books, feature films and television shows a pop culture phenomenon.
Lee has appeared in all four Spider-Man features, “Daredevil,” the “X-Men” films, Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man, TV's “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk,” and all of Marvel's Phase 1 and Phase 2 films, up to and including 2013's “Thor: The Dark World.”
Lee has also made other TV appearances, including CBS's “Big Bang Theory,” CW's “Nikita,” Syfy's “Eureka,” and HBO's “Entourage.”
In another Marvel act of synergy, the company aired a crossover episode with “Thor: The Dark World” and “SHIELD,” which portrayed the aftermath of the movie's events.