First things, first, RIP Stan Lee.
Lee passed in early November in Los Angeles at the age of 95.
However, he did finish filming a couple of his signature cameos before he passed away, such as in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse and the recently released Captain Marvel.
However, the Captain Marvel cameo is making everybody's heads spin.
Because Stan Lee's cameo in the timeline of Captain Marvel's story means Stan Lee was playing himself.
Can I just say that Stan Lee’s cameo in Captain Marvel is his best.— 👻 (@👻)1552020387.0
That Stan Lee cameo on #CaptainMarvel ☺ https://t.co/lLgmCOAu1o— 🇸🇿 (@🇸🇿)1552111559.0
Stan Lee’s cameo was thee cutest thing on #CaptainMarvel ❤️ https://t.co/WfYjCSgU4D— Ivy🌿 (@Ivy🌿)1552045095.0
How do we know this?
Well, according to Nerdist, the film takes place in 1995 and Lee is seen reading the script of Mallrats, the movie which came out in 1995. Lee actually had a cameo in that movie.
Usually Lee plays random side characters in the Marvel movies, but here, he is playing himself.
"What's the big deal?" you may ask.
Well, it comes from Mallrats.
Take a look:
Mallrats - Brodie Meets Stan Lee www.youtube.com
He identifies himself as the creators of the Hulk and Spider-Man who are supposed to exist in the same universe as Captain Marvel.
So then is Stan Lee some sort of Marvel Universe omnipresent god, who is writing Captain Marvel's story around her as she lives it?
Also, since Mallrats basically paints comic book nerds as emotionally stunted and incapable of basic social skills, what does it mean when the comic books they are obsessed with are real?
@Vegas82 So, Stan Lee did a cameo as himself in the movie Mallrats which came out in 1995, and so when she comes ac… https://t.co/dUQwe6vuD6— Blake Elliott (@Blake Elliott)1552021396.0
When Stan Lee and Mallrats are officially MCU canon #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/U103MVlVvQ— 👀 (@👀)1552090717.0
R.I.P BIG STAN LEE IN THAT CAMEO READING MALLRATS😂— Jae hernandez (@Jae hernandez)1552109848.0
Stan lee reading the mallrats script is my favorite Stan lee cameo in the marvel universe— 2017 Deron Williams (@2017 Deron Williams)1552164971.0
The Stan Lee cameo in #CaptainMarvel is one of the best although it’s really hurting my brain thinking about it bec… https://t.co/dxUKSRN1sR— d. mac. (@d. mac.)1552089204.0
I learned who Stan Lee was thru #Mallrats. I remember my Army buddy going nuts when he saw him and then explained i… https://t.co/fBxKJUaatP— Mike (@Mike)1552106343.0
#StanLee Mallrats script! #captainmarvel 1995. Although he would have been 24 years younger!— Elliott Brown (@Elliott Brown)1552147180.0
AHHH OUR BRAINS HURT.
Is Stan Lee still writing our reality around us right now? Why would he write a reality in which he is dead? What does this mean for all of us????
THAT STAN LEE MALLRATS CAMEO WAS CRAZY.— CHRIS (@CHRIS)1552103558.0
So um yeah... Stan Lee rehearsing his lines for his cameo in Mallrats, might just be the BEST Stan Lee Marvel cameo yet 💖💖💖💖— KingTayvbob (@KingTayvbob)1552080774.0
Yooo. Was Stan Lee reading the Mallrats script in his Captain Marvel cameo? I am nerding the fuck out.— Thomax Beats (@Thomax Beats)1552074388.0
I learned who Stan Lee was from watching Mallrats as a teen. So yeah, that was perfect. ❤️💛💙 Thank you @ThatKevinSmith #CaptainMarvel— Jessica Bixby (@Jessica Bixby)1552162859.0
Went to see Captain Marvel today and the Stan Lee cameo made me laugh. Also made me want to watch Mallrats.— Kieran Docherty (@Kieran Docherty)1552099968.0
The Marvel Cinematic Universe really got us thinking about this.
So if you take away anything from this, it's that you too may be a Stan Lee creation.
Good for you.