Even after his comic book writing days were largely over, Stan Lee made himself known to generations of comics fans through his Marvel movie cameos. And as those fans mourn his passing, they will be able to see him once more in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits theaters next week.
Keep an eye out when Vanellope Von Schweetz can be seen being chased through the hallways of the Oh My Disney fansite by Stormtroopers from “Star Wars.” As she weaves by various Disney characters and signs featuring all the studios Disney has acquired this decade, one of the stars she nearly knocks over is Stan the Man himself.
But this won’t be the last time that fans can see Stan Lee onscreen. In 2019, he will be seen in the Marvel Studios’ films “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers 4,” both of which have completed filming. And given his track record of appearing in non-Disney Marvel films, don’t be surprised if you also see him in next month’s animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
“Stan, typically we try to get him out, he doesn’t love to fly, so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time,” “Avengers 4” co-director Joe Russo told the BBC this past April. “So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we’re on, for instance ‘Ant-Man’ [and the Wasp] or ‘Avengers 4,; we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and get him through his cameos in one day.”
“He’s great. He’s a blast to have on set and everybody loves it. And he seems to engender a really warm response from the audience when he comes on the screen.”