So what if there wasn’t any post-credit scene for Marvel‘s “Avengers: Age of Ultron“? Stan Lee‘s cameo appearance alone was enough to make it a lot more fun than it seemed. Although Lee is best known for co-creating many of Marvel’s comic book superheroes, he is also known for making cameo appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In the latest ad for Audi, the comic book legend spoofed himself by teaching multiple celebrities the art of mastering cameo acting in a workshop.
“I didn’t get to be the world’s greatest cameo actor overnight,” Lee said. “It took years of hard work.”
The ad was directed by Kevin Smith, who also made a cameo appearance in the 2-minute clip alongside Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes, and Lou Ferrigno. Rooker, who starred in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy“, previously worked with Smith in 1995’s rom-com, “Mallrats”. The actor also made a reference to the movie in the short clip.
It was a star-studded ad, but the real star is Audi’s A8, in which Lee was seen entering and exiting in the clip.
This wasn’t the first time that Audi has worked with Marvel because its R8 supercar was used as the personal car for Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) in the past 3 “Iron Man” films. Audi’s A8, S7, and Q7 models have all appeared in the MCU because the car maker currently has a 8-year partnership with the studio.
Audi marketing executive Giovanni Perosino said in statement:
The character of Tony Stark continues to evolve and represents a truly modern Renaissance man. It’s this type of innovator that carefully selects their cars and is exactly who would be driving the next-generation Audi R8.
A redesigned 2016 iteration of R8 was featured in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, as well as Audi’s TTS and A3 cabriolet models.
Though their latest ad, Audi was able to introduce the new A8 Sport, which is set to go on sale this summer. Check it out:
You can also check out some of the behind-the-scenes photos in the gallery below:
Stan Lee is expected to make a cameo appearance in Marvel’s “Ant-Man“, which stars Paul Rudd as the titular character.