The big movie this weekend was Avengers: Age of Ultron which once again features a cameo by Stan Lee. The 92-year-old is a legend in the comic world and attracts huge mobs of fans at conventions each year. He once walked out of a building as I was passing by on the street and the throng of security and black SUVs in his fleet would make the president jealous. His resume would also make most actors jealous thanks to his cameos in every film Marvel Studios produces.
He was on-screen this weekend in Avengers and those in the know all gave a little cheer when he came on screen. Once you know he’s there, you start looking for him. It’s like Where’s Waldo, but with superheroes.
Also featured in the movie were quite a few Audi vehicles and, surprisingly, they weren’t all trashed by the end of the film. Many did not survive, but Tony Stark does drive away in one at the end and it’s showy with its autonomous tech, just like it should be when you’re Tony Stark.
Now Audi is making a nod to the legend of Stan Lee and his cameos with a commercial for the Audi S8 in which the car is the one making the cameo. We briefly see it as it rolls up to drop Lee off to conduct a class on cameo acting, and then the car is out of the picture.
Lee explains how to pull off the perfect cameo to the likes of Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes, and Kevin Smith. Lou Ferrigno also makes a cameo, in a commercial about cameos. And he was the Hulk and this commercial also promotes the Avengers so it might make your head explode if you think too hard.
It all ends with Lee being chauffeured away in the Audi S8, which is being driven by Stan Lee in a cameo as a chauffeur. I know, it’s confusing, but it’s a fun ad, especially if you happen to be a Marvel fan.