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Stan Lee reveals the one downside to his
Deadpool cameo

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By now, you’ve probably seen Deadpool, but in the off chance you’re not among the millions who’ve donated to the Merc with the Mouth’s Bernadette Peters coin purse, you should be warned there’s a spoiler ahead.

As per tradition, Stan Lee makes his requisite cameo in one of the most fascinating ways yet: The Marvel mastermind plays an emcee at a strip club where Wade Wilson’s (Ryan Reynolds) lady love Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) is employed.

There was only one problem with the scene — and it’s not for the reason you’d expect. “I wish I had spent more time in the strip club,” Lee told EW at The Big Bang Theory’s 200th episode celebration (Remember that cameo?). “They had me in and out too quickly.”

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All joking aside, Lee is game for more. “If it’s a Marvel movie, I’m there for it,” he said. “Whenever a new movie comes out, I hope they’ll have a spot for me. I get such a kick out of doing it. The fans seem to like it. I’m going to tell you a secret, here’s the reason the movies make so much money: My cameo. A man takes a girl to the movie, right? They’re watching the movie and they bend down to get some popcorn. In so doing, they miss my cameo. Now the movie ends, and they say, ‘My God, we missed Stan’s cameo!’ So what do they do? They run to the box office and buy two more tickets and see it again. That’s why the movies do so well, because of my cameos.”

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The powers behind Deadpool, which has made bank at the box office, are already getting a jump start on a sequel, so suggestions for Lee’s next cameo should go in the comments below.