Stan “The Man” Lee, creator of the greatest superheroes of our time, Spider-Man, Daredevil, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and so on has appeared in practically every Marvel superhero film to date? Honestly, what better way to honor the man responsible for making comics and nerd culture what it is today than by having him pop up in small cameos in the films of characters he created? It’s a fun little gag that puts a smile on everyone’s face. His appearance alone certainly was a saving grace to some of the less favorable super hero flicks (*clears throat*) like Fantastic Four 1&2, Spider-man 3, X-Men 3 . (Check out a video compilation of those cameos below.)
So the biggest casting question for Thor, even more important than who’d be playing any of the film’s many Norse gods, is—What would role would Stan Lee be getting?
According to an insider on the set of Kenneth Branagh’s movie, Stan Lee is going to attempt to lift The Mighty Thor’s Hammer, Mjolnir:
Thor’s hammer ( Mjolnir ) is found lying inside a crater in the middle of the road by the U.S. Army. The army tries to move it but can’t because it’s too heavy. They decide to bring in a truck for assistance. The soldiers tie Thor’s hammer to the back of the truck with chains. The truck driver accelerates to pull Mjohnir. The back half of the truck falls apart as the front keeps moving. Finally, the camera cuts to the driver who happens to be comic legend Stan Lee.