Stan Lee Confirms His 'Thor' Cameo
MTV.com, 7 December 2009
Over the weekend, comic book living legend Stan Lee made several new comments about his cameo in director Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of “Thor.”
“Hey, I got an email from the multi-talented director of 'Thor', Kenneth Branagh,” Lee posted on Twitter. “Kenneth Branagh (of course I call him ‘Ken!’) said my cameo's set for the upcoming Thor movie. — To him, it's a cameo, to me — it's a ROLE!"
"I went easy on [Branagh] when we discussed my role in ‘Thor.’ Told him I wouldn't insist on my name above the title, I think he was grateful," Lee added. "Yeah, I mentioned [Branagh] a few times, but I warned you I was a name dropper. Seriously tho', with him directing, Thor's a sure winner. Of course, my previous tweet revealed the extent of my innate modesty. I really wanted to add ‘With me doing a cameo, Thor's a sure winner’”
Later, Lee added “Can't tweet anymore. Due to ‘Thor’, I must start rehearsing my thee's and thou's. So, if thou objecteth not, I wish thee well! 'Nuff saideth.”
Last month, Lee spoke with MTV News about which role he was hoping to play in “Thor.”
"When [Branagh and I] had lunch, I was sure he had asked me to lunch because he wanted me to play Odin, but it was a big disappointment," he laughed. "I figure I’ll end up carrying his spear."
“Thor” is set to begin shooting next month in Los Angeles.