When it comes to Marvel movies, no one has made more appearances than the fantastic Stan Lee; appearing in movies both inside and outside the MCU over the last decade or so.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

I don't know about you, but I love sitting down to watch a Marvel film and keeping a beady eye on where Lee is going to turn up... and he has had some wonderful cameo roles over the years.

This week Captain America: Civil War is set to hit the big screen and we take a look back at some of the appearances that he has made in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Do you have a favourite?

- Ant-Man - Bartender (2015)

Ant-Man was the last Marvel film to be released and it was a blink and you miss him cameo from Lee, which is a shame.

Lee was a bartender in a flashback scene of one of Lang's friends; who is talking about a girl that he met in a bar.

- Avengers: Age of Ultron - Drinking Buddy (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of my favourite of Lee's appearances as he plays a World War II veteran who is invited to one of Tony's parties at the beginning of the movie.

Thor is reluctant to give the veterans a homebrew from Asgard but they insist that they share it together... needless to say, Lee's character ends up a little worse for wear and has to be carried out.

- Guardians of the Galaxy - Xandarian Ladies' Man (2014)

It was originally reported that Lee would not be making an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy because he did not write the original comic books - of course, outrage ensued from the fans.

Plans were changed and Lee made his cameo after all as a bit of a ladies man. Director James Gunn revealed that the original plan was to kill off Stan Lee in the film.

- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Museum Security Guard (2014)

Lee's job as a security guard is put under threat by Captain America in The Winter Solider when he steals his original uniform for the mission against Hydra.

Lee is doing his rounds and comes to the Captain America exhibit to find the outfit gone and nothing left but a tin shield and a naked mannequin... leading him to say, 'damn, I am so fired.'

- Thor: The Dark World - Hospital Patient (2013)

'Can I have my shoe back' is another great Stan Lee cameo quote as he appeared as a patient on a mental ward in Thor: The Dark World.

Lee and the other patients are having the convergence explained to them by Doctor Selvig, who finds himself on the ward after running around Stonehenge naked and being arrested. Sadly, the good doctor is still feeling the effects of having his mind controlled by Loki in Avengers Assemble.

- Iron Man 3 - Beauty Pageant Judge (2013)

It has been three appearances out for three for Lee in the Iron Man franchise - mistaken for Hugh Hefner in the first, was Larry King in Iron Man 2 and a pageant judge in the third film.

Iron Man 3 hit the big screen in 2013, and it was another great cameo from Lee as he was enthusiastically giving one of the pageant contenders a well-deserved 10.

- Avengers Assemble - Chess Player (2012)

'Superheroes in New York? Give me a break' the chess playing Stan Lee did not think much of the Avengers' heroics at the end of Avengers Assemble back in 2012 and was more interested in getting back to his game of chess.

The cameo came at the end of the movie when everyone was reflecting on the actions of the Avengers and the alien invasion that they had sent packing.

- Thor - Truck Driver (2011)

Another of my favourite Stan Lee cameos came in Thor back in 2011. When Thor's hammer lands on earth a string of humans try to pick it up - obviously without success.

Trying to lift the hammer becomes quite an event and Lee is a truck driver who tries to use his vehicle to move it... that doesn't work either!!!

- Captain America: The First Avenger - Retired General (2011)

Lee also popped up as a retired general in Captain America: The First Avenger back in 2011. Steve Rogers is supposed to be collecting an award when he is a now show - leading to the line 'I thought he would be taller' from Lee.

In this great video, you can see all of Stan Lee's appearances since his debut in X-Men back in 2000.

We have also seen Lee turn up in the Spider-Man Fantastic Four, and X-Men movies over the years. More recently, he has also been spotted in the likes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jessica Jones.

Captain America: Civil War is released 29th April.

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