It’s a time-honored tradition in movies with Marvel characters: Stan Lee will make a cameo.
The comic legend, who died Monday at age 95, always made a point of showing up in films. Here are some of the various ways he appeared:
As someone whose life is upended by superhero situations:
“X-Men” (2000): He’s a hot-dog salesman trying to provide for his customers, but everyone is suddenly distracted when Senator Kelly washes up on the beach.
“X-Men: The Last Stand” (2007): He’s watering his lawn when suddenly the hose is manipulated through telekinetic powers.
“The Incredible Hulk” (2008): He takes one sip of a bottled drink but doesn’t realized it’s accidentally mixed with the blood of Hulk.
“Thor” (2011): He tries to pull Thor’s hammer out of the ground with a truck, and it does not go well.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015): He’s a partygoer who thinks he can handle Thor’s liquor, and it turns out he cannot.
As someone whose job will soon be in jeopardy:
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014): He’s a museum guard who realizes too late that Captain America’s uniform has disappeared from an exhibit. “Oh man,” he says. “I am so fired.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012): He’s a librarian obliviously listening to music in his headphones while the library gets destroyed.
As a literal lifesaver.
“Spider-Man” (2002): He’s a bystander watching a building explode but manages to save a little girl just in time.
“Spider-Man 2″ (2004): He saves a woman from falling debris.
As someone who loves delivering mail.
“Fantastic Four” (2005): He’s a postal worker.
“Captain America: Civil War” (2016): He’s a FedEx delivery guy who has a package for “Tony Stank.”
As a doppelganger.
“Iron Man” (2008): Tony Stark thinks he’s Hugh Hefner.
“Iron Man 2” (2010): Tony Stark thinks he’s Larry King.
As a person of many jobs:
“Hulk” (2003): He’s a security guard.
“Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011): He’s a soldier.
"Iron Man 3” (2013): He’s a beauty pageant judge.
“Ant-Man” (2015): He’s a bartender.
“Deadpool” (2016): He’s a DJ at a strip club.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ (2017): He’s an astronaut.
A random onlooker:
“Daredevil” (2003): He’s crossing the street. (Luckily, the titular character prevents him from getting hit by a bus.)
“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007): He’s a poor sap whose name isn’t on the list for a black-tie event.
“Thor: The Dark World” (2013): He’s a patient at a mental hospital.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014): He’s in the audience at Peter Parker’s graduation.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014): He’s deep in conversation with a much younger woman, which Rocket the raccoon finds creepy.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016): He’s just a guy looking up at the sky.
“Doctor Strange” (2016): He’s just a guy reading on the train.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017): He’s a man yelling at Spider-Man, complaining about the noise outside his apartment.
As a wise old man:
“Spider-Man 3” (2007): He and Peter Parker are on the street at the same time and see the news that Spider-Man will get a key to the city. Lee tells him, “You know, I guess one person can make a difference. Enough said."
“The Avengers” (2012): He’s sitting in the park playing chess when he declares, “Superheroes in New York? Give me a break.”