Everything that Stan Lee did was super-sized.
Everything, that is, except the cameo.
Beginning with “X-Men” in 2000, Lee made appearances in each Marvel movie, playing everything from a Hugh Hefner look-alike (“Iron Man”) to a guy whose car gets shrunk in the superpower melee (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”). He usually has a line, and it is usually funny. (“Superheroes in New York?” he says, looking up from an outdoor chess game in “The Avengers.” “Give me a break.”)
Even those members of the audience too young to remember a time when Lee was just a signature on a comic book, or what comic books meant once upon a time, looked forward to those moments.
-Tribune News Service