I suppose you can have a Marvel movie without a cameo from Stan the Man - - and there have been a couple, I believe - - but we all know it just wouldn’t feel complete. It’s like a sundae without a cherry, an ice water without the lemon slice. In fact, it’s pretty much a given that, whenever a new Marvel flick’s announced, you’re guaranteed to see him show up. Though, sometimes, the order of these things gets a little, well, out of order.
Waves were made recently after Ain’t It Cool reported on Stan mentioning off-handedly at a panel recently that he’d be filming his DR. STRANGE movie right after he did his one for CAPTAIN AMERICA. The thing is… last we heard, DR. STRANGE only had screenwriters (the duo behind CONAN and COWBOYS & ALIENS, and here, he’s talking like the movie’s right around the corner. When questioned about it later, Stan admitted that he didn’t know anything beyond the fact that there’s a movie in the works. He doesn’t know if there’s a director, he doesn't know if there's a star... or anything.
So it’s a lapse lingua, perhaps. Although, let’s be real… the DR. STRANGE movie is going to happen eventually and if Stan’s available, you know he’s eventually going to film some scene with the sorcerer supreme. This actually might be a fun time to review all the cameos he’s filmed so far... == TEASER ==
My favorite's the one with him sippin' the Hulk juice. I figure that he explains him ripping off his shirt and trying to Hulk out when he guested on THE SIMPSONS.There’s nobody who gets more attention for bit parts (some as short as 30 seconds) as Stan the Man. You’ll probably even recall how he petitioned the Academy to start a new category just for that kind of work.
I remember Stan saying at one point that he wanted to be an actor as a young man. It might have been a few decades in coming, but he's gotten his wish. Also, while we’re on the subject of creators meeting their creations, does anybody else remember when homeless-man Todd McFarlane met Michael Jai White Spawn in a dark alley in his movie? Would you want Stan meeting Strange the same way?