Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Stan Lee Appearing on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

He's been a World War II general, a high school librarian, a beauty pageant judge, a mental ward patient, and now "The Man" is joining forces with S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that comic book living legend Stan Lee is appearing in an upcoming episode of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.DIn 1965, Lee co-created S.H.I.E.L.D. with the late Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics' Strange Tales #135 in the shared feature "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."  He now serves an executive producer on the television series.

There aren't any details yet of Lee's character, although the article claims Lee remarked it's a "big role" which could simply be his traditional penchant for hyperbole.  In recent years, the 91-year-old writer, editor, publisher and media producer has been famous for his cameo appearances in films based upon Marvel properties that started in 2000 with Bryan Singer's X-Men.  Since then, Lee has cameoed in four Spider-Man movies, three Iron Man movies, two Thor movies, two Hulk movies, two Fantastic Four movies, the third X-Men movie, and films based on Captain America, Daredevil and The Avengers.

In addition, Lee has turned up in other comic book-related movie and television projects, including the 1995 Kevin Smith film Mallrats, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, various episodes of The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Heroes, Entourage, Nikita, and the web series The Guild.

Lee's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to be on February 4, 2014, although that could change.

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