If there has ever been an undying figure in the world of comics, that is without a doubt, Stan Lee, the great creator of Marvel characters and stories That, continued to lengthen his shadow when Disney decided to carry out a series of films based on his comics and Lee did not miss the opportunity to appear in each of them in the form of a cameo.
Until the year of his death in 2018, Lee appeared in each and every one of the films that make up the early years of the MCU, although there are some of his appearances that, it seems, changed during the editing process of the film, like the cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy.
This has been confirmed by the director of the film, James Gunn, who as always has not hesitated to answer the questions of his fans through Twitter, in fact, one of them asked him specifically about this cameo that, according to is published in IMDb, had to be changed by decision of the Disney executives. A claim that Gunn has denied.
“That’s not true at all. That was the original cameo, yes, but I was the one who decided to change it, not Disney, because we cut the scene quite a bit since we thought it was too long. Why is the Disney name in quotation marks? “Gunn replied.
Lee was originally going to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy as one of the collector’s items played by Benicio del Toro, when Groot saw him, Lee was going to show him the middle finger. However when cutting the scene, Lee appears as one of the inhabitants of the planet Xandar who is observed by Rocket Racoon through a scanner.