Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers video game premiered this week at the E3 entertainment expo to somewhat mixed reception, but nonetheless has gathered considerable buzz. Though only snippets of the game’s content was shown at publisher Square Enix’s official press conference, interviews on the expo floor have given some hints at what the game has to offer--and yesterday, one person spoke on the possibility of including a Stan Lee cameo.
According to ComicBook.com, Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann spoke with GameSpot on the potential for Lee’s inclusion, but remained tight-lipped. “Well, we can’t talk about right now,” he said coyly.
Though Lee died in Nov. 2018, he has been able to make posthumous cameos in both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, leading some fans to speculate on the possibility of his appearance in Marvel’s Avengers. According to ComicBook.com, the game has been in development for a number of years, opening the possibility that Lee could have recorded a role or otherwise been included before his death.
Marvel’s Avengers follows the core Avengers roster as they grapple with a catastrophic tragedy that claims the life of Captain America and forces them into hiding for five years, only to reunite to face a new threat. The game will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on May 15, 2020.
While we’re not exactly sure how the developers could finagle an appearance by Lee, we sure hope they’ll manage to capture some bit of his essence--and we’ll be ready to see for ourselves next year when the game launches.