There's A Heartbreaking Stan Lee Tribute At The End Of ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’
Since Stan Lee's passing last month, the tributes have been coming in thick and fast. However, this one might prove to be the most poignant yet - it turns out there's a nod to the late comic book stalwart at the end of Once Upon a Deadpool.
While Deadpool 2 didn't feature Lee in the flesh, his face did make an appearance in the form of graffiti on the side of a building during the X-Force sequence. In a neat touch, for Once Upon a Deadpool - the theatrical R-rated cut of Deadpool 2 - the artwork now includes an 'RIP' next to Lee.
But that's not even the half of it... Just wait until you get to the post-credits sequence.
For the final scene, the filmmakers have included hilarious outtakes from Lee's cameo in the Deadpool 2 teaser video shown before Logan, along with - wait for it - an interview clip in which Lee chats about how humbled he was by all the success he had, and how he didn't care about what happened after his death.
I'm not crying, you are.
Lee didn't actually have any input with Deadpool, but he did have a cameo in the first film - cropping up as a DJ in a strip club, no less.
Star Ryan Reynolds tweeted a still from the clip in his tribute to the late icon after hearing news of his passing, writing: "Damn... RIP Stan. Thanks for everything."
Damn... RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
- Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
Lee was well known for his cameo appearances - both within the Marvel universe and outside of it.
Along with TV appearances in shows like The Big Bang Theory, Lee also appeared in everything from the Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy movies, right through to Black Panther more recently.
He's also showed up in the Avengers films - including the forthcoming fourth film Endgame, according to its co-director Joe Russo.
The filmmaker confirmed a short while back that Lee has already shot his cameo for the film, telling BBC Scotland: "He doesn't love to fly, so typically we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time.
"So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we're on, for instance Ant-Man 2 or Avengers 4, we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and kind of get him through his cameos in one day."
The fourth Avengers flick won't be with us for some while yet, so in the meantime, you'll have to check out Once Upon a Deadpool. Just make sure you stay in that seat until the end of those credits...
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