This was supposed to be Stan Lee’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cameo

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If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy (and, if not, you should) you’ll notice Stan Lee pop up as something of a Hugh Hefner-like character. It’s a role he’s played several times before both literally (Iron Man) and somewhat figuratively (Iron Man 3).

But director James Gunn originally had something entirely different in mind — Stan Lee in a cage, as part of the Collector’s museum, maybe flipping off Groot. Gunn filmed the scene with a double in the UK (pictured) and would’ve filmed / digitally replace with Lee later (“not quite as difficult as it sounds”). But it was not meant to be. Here’s an excerpt from his Instagram post:

A couple of the guys at Marvel thought Stan Lee in a case was too broad of a joke in general, and that it…

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