Stan Lee was not only known as one of the biggest creators at Marvel who helped create some of Marvel’s most popular heroes like The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and many more. He was also well known for his compassion for the fans and his numerous cameos he made in dozens of Marvel films over the past couple decades. Sadly this legendary creator passed away in 2018 at the age of 95 due to Congestive Heart Failure.
It was recently announced that there would be a new Simpsons short entitled The Good, The Bart and the Loki, a cross-promotion between the long running adult animated series The Simpsons and the Disney Plus show Loki. In a recent interview Simpsons producer, Al Jean, gave a statement on the possibility of Stan Lee making a cameo in animated form using audio from previous archived recordings. He stated:
“We just thought, ‘Oh, we have Stan Lee audio from when he was on our show, could we cameo him in?’. And they said that their policy is he doesn’t cameo now that he’s passed away, which is a completely understandable policy. That was their only note and that was, of course, easily done. And the Grogu note [for the Star Wars-themed short] made total sense, too. It was like, if you let everybody use Grogu in their stuff that wanted to, it would be all over. Believe me, I respect that these franchises have a great power beyond ours. I respect it.”
It is obvious that Stan Lee cameos in the traditional sense aren’t possible due to his death, but now it appears that not even an appearance in the background may not even be possible such as using a CGI version of him appearing in a crowd or even in a cartoon.
It is understandable that there are those who wish to let Stan rest in peace out of respect for his legacy and all the work he gave over the years. Some have been left wondering if there might be someone else who might take over the role of cameoing in every film going forward, but no such individual has quite the legacy as he does.
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