This post contains SPOILERS for Captain Marvel
Kevin Smith reveals how Kevin Feige and company fixed Stan Lee’s cameo in Captain Marvel.
During the film, Lee finally gets to play himself, appearing briefly onscreen as he read the script for Smith’s 1995 film Mallrats. While Captain Marvel searched for the Skrulls on a train, Lee was rehearsing his line, “Trust me, true believers.”
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Smith explained that the Captain Marvel cameo was shot a few months before Lee’s death and he was “physically weakened” due to his poor health. As a result, Lee’s voice wasn’t “quite there” and Feige needed to call Smith to see if there were alternate takes from Mallrats Marvel could use for ADR purposes. Smith didn’t have them himself, but referenced Feige to Universal. Watch Smith explain in video below.
Lee has two more cameos coming up in Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Obviously, details surrounding both of those are being kept firmly under wraps, but it’ll nevertheless be interesting to see what takes place in them.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence.