'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Funny behind-the-scenes video of Stan Lee

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A poster of the film "Ant-Man and the Wasp." Ant-Man/Facebook

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” was a big box office hit, and the success may have something to do with Stan Lee. The veteran comic book writer and actor has been a lucky charm, appearing in almost all the Marvel movies. A new behind-the-scenes video has now been released, teasing the filming of a cameo appetence of Lee.

The video posted on YouTube shows Lee giving multiple takes for his cameo appearance in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” The scene involved Lee’s character walking up to his car, and just as he tries to enter it the car shrinks in size.

“Well at least now I’ll be able to park in San Francisco,” Lee says in one of the takes. Lead cast member Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) also appears in the video, sharing his insights about the cameo appearance. The actor revealed that this process is spontaneous, with the director allowing Lee to say whatever he likes. After a few takes, the best dialogue is chosen, and this is added to the movie.

Rudd said that the cameos are a “fun, exciting nod to the man.” He said that Lee is a “lovely guy” who is always ready to do whatever the directors want for the films. Rudd also said that the hard part for the directors is to choose the right dialogue, because all of Lee’s lines are funny.

The cast members apparently discussed the line “the 60s were fun but now I’m paying for it.” Rudd said that it was a very funny thing for Lee to say.

The interview, deleted scenes, and more such content will be a part of the Blu-Ray of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is releasing on Oct. 16. The digital release of the film is on Oct. 2.

Rudd will be seen playing Ant-Man next in the untitled “Avengers 4” movie.

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