It was only a matter of time, but as sure as Galactus will try to devour the planet, Stan Lee will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Details about the role remain unclear, but Lee told The Hollywood Reporter that it’s “a big role.” The episode with Lee, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, is likely to air on February 4th, although that date is subject to change. Who will he play? The Watcher? Grandpa Coulson? A Centipede-powered villain known as “The Invincible Mustache”?
Since he first appeared as a hot dog vendor in 2000’s X-Men, Lee has made “a million cameos” in every Marvel property from The Avengers to the Spider-Man films to the Iron Man trilogy. This isn’t his first stint doing primetime TV, either; he played himself on The Big Bang Theory. In addition to the forthcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. appearance, Lee will be tackling his first starring role in Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, an animated film in which he takes a group of superheroes under his wing while writing about their exploits in comic books. The film is set to premiere on February 1st on the Hub Network at 8pm, so go ahead and set your DVRs now.
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