‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ honors Stan Lee in a touching way
While Lee is known for his contributions to the comics community, he is also recognized for his many Marvel Cinematic Universe cameos. While many might believe “Dapper Dog Walker” in this year’s Venom was his final cameo appearance, that’s certainly not true.
Fox added some additional footage to the re-release, which plays off the fact the Merc with a Mouth kidnapped Fred Savage to parody The Princess Bride.riffed on each otherNickelback
WARNING: ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL SPOILERS AHEAD
In addition to the fresh footage, Complex reports the film has a new post-credits scene. Given this is the first Marvel movie following Lee’s death, the film includes a special segment dedicated to him.
Lee appeared in a Deadpool 2 teaser that aired before Logan in March. However, for the actual film, only Lee’s face was shown as a painting and a bust in Professor X’s home.
In addition to his cameos playing out again, the special segment shows Lee reacting to Deadpool’s costume and questioning why it isn’t green, according to Complex.
It also includes interview footage where Lee shares his thoughts on his own legacy: “I don't think about it that much, you know? When I'm gone, I really don't care.”
The clip ends with Lee’s signature and 1923 - 2018 below it.
Once Upon A Deadpool won’t be Lee’s final Marvel appearance. In November, it was confirmed Lee will appear in two upcoming films.
It’s still unknown if Lee will appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which hits theaters after Avengers: Endgame. If not, it will mark the first Marvel film without him.
Avengers: Endgame just recently revealed its title, previously being referenced as Avengers 4. The first trailer was released last week. You can check out the new footage below.
Once Upon A Deadpool is in theaters now. Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019 and the untitled Avengers: Endgame arrives April 26, 2019.
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