We are just days away from seeing Team Iron Man face off against Team Captain America in Marvel’s newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. The stakes are high for both sides as a Superhero Registration Act threatens to tear the Avengers apart. Team Iron Man believes that registering their identities with the government will help protect innocent civilians from collateral damage. Meanwhile, Team Captain America thinks that such an act would do more harm than good. Fans have been choosing a side for months, and both teams are ready to go head-to-head. However, with all of this talk of “which side are you on,” there is one man who has yet to align with one of these teams. We are of course talking about the head honch of Marvel himself, Stan freaking Lee.
In a special video promo for comicbook.com, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. confront Stan Lee on which side he’ll align himself with. Will he fight with Iron Man for regulations and restrictions, or will he fight with Captain America for the greater good?
The video starts with RDJ and Evans scrolling through Twitter and debating on which side is better. Downey Jr. argues that Iron Man was the first movie in the MCU and that it would only make sense that Stark is the one true hero. Meanwhile, Evans states that Captain America was the first Marvel hero to appear on screen in any form (clearly referring to the 1944 Captain America serial). Downey Jr. says that they should just ask “the next schmuck who walks through.” As it turns out, that schmuck is Stan Lee.
When asked on what team he’s on, Stan Lee gives the simple answer:
“I really don’t care. As long as I get a good cameo.”
We hope you get a good cameo too, Stan.
Recently, Civil War co-director Joe Russo hinted that Lee’s cameo is crucial to the film. Russo said:
“You’re always looking to keep it different with him and you want to surprise the audience because they get a kick out of it, but you also want to make it relevant in some way, so he delivers a key piece of information in the movie.”
What this “key piece” of information is is anybody’s guess, but it sounds like Stan may get his wish in this case.
Captain America: Civil War is set for release next week on May 6, 2016.