Yes, Stan Lee Will Cameo in Bryan Singer’s FOX ‘X-Men’ TV Series
There will come a day when Stan Lee’s Marvel cameos are few and far between, but it is not this day. FOX’s tentatively-titled X-Men drama Gifted will feature the Marvel mainstay in a guest role, as revealed in Bryan Singer’s new BTS photo.
Singer shared a new image from the as-yet-unordered series, highlighting Marvel icon Stan Lee in his requisite cameo. As Singer notes, the FOX pilot appearance marks his and Lee’s third collaboration, following a cameo with the original 2000 X-Men film and this past year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, to say nothing of Lee’s appearance in Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand.
#throwbackthursday Shooting my 3rd cameo with my epic friend @therealstanlee a few weeks ago at the famous #doublwide #bar in #Dallas #Texas. My first cameo with Stan was in #Xmen 1, nearly two decades ago in #malibu, he’s a man of unstoppable energy and humor. Photo @aelvishaye with @dan_ryniker thank you @brightidea #maxanderson
In addition to True Blood alum Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker and Gotham alum Natalie Alyn Lind, also cast in the new series is Bunheads alum Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane/Polaris, a metal-manipulating mutant typically portrayed as one of Magneto’s lesser-known children. Other recent additions include Coby Bell, Sean Teale as Eclipse, Jamie Chung as Marvel mutant Blink (who Singer had previously showcased in Days of Future Past) and Switched at Birth star Blair Redford as a Native American mutant leader.
FOX had previously set franchise helmer Singer to direct a pilot for the new drama from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, said to follow “two human parents who discover their children as mutants, forcing them to run from a hostile government, and join with an underground network of mutants to survive.” The series was also said to take place in the universe of the films, potentially including Sentinels as well.
A series order is looking increasingly likely, but stay tuned for details of FOX’s X-Men TV series in the meantime.
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