Stan Lee Shaved His Iconic Mustache For His GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Cameo


stan leeFor about a month there was a big to do about whether or not Stan “The Man” Lee would cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy or not. The legendary writer said he didn’t think he would get to work with director James Gunn since he didn’t remember creating any of the cosmic characters. Lee did create Groot, but that was a version that could talk and only really appeared in one story. That was apparently enough for Marvel and company because Lee has filmed a cameo for the upcoming film. The pop culture icon revealed some info, as much as he could at least, while appearing at C2E2 this weekend.

CBR had a good rundown of what Lee had to say when questioned about a potential cameo by a fan during the Q&A portion of the panel. When quizzed about whether or not he got to take a trip to the cosmos, Lee said:

“I already did! I cant tell you want it is –” Off stage, the associate who earlier stopped Lee from elaborating on the hologram was shaking his head. “Aw, now they’ll get mad at me. I can tell you I don’t understand what it was or why I did it. It was with a girl, a pretty girl. But you’ll get a kick out of it. But if you understand it, write me a note an explain it to me!”

There was an earlier attempt to explain something about a hologram, but the mysterious person offstage (probably a Marvel sniper) stopped Lee from saying anything more. The writer did explain just a tiny bit more about his cameo and why he was appearing at the convention without his iconic mustache:

“Oh, you know what happened? Somebody decided they wanted to do a hologram –” Lee stopped, looking over to the side of the stage where one of his associates was shaking his head, “Oh. I can’t talk about that! Well, I had to do something before the camera that called for me not wearing a mustache, so I shaved it off for this. I got home, and my wife said, ‘Wow, you look better without the mustache.’ And the guys at Pow! said, ‘Oh, you look better without the mustache.’ Well, I don’t need a house to fall on me, so I want to keep it off. But now everyone says, ‘Where the hell is the mustache?!’ So I don’t know what to do.”

So Lee has a cameo involving a hologram, no mustache, and a pretty girl. One thing that immediately springs to mind is that Lee could be part of The Collector‘s collection. Benicio Del Toro has the lovely pink-skinned assistant from the Thor: The Dark World stinger, so that could potential be the lady Lee is referring to. It’s just a guess. What do you think?

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