Stan Lee, one of the key figures at Marvel for decades has passed at the age of 95 and with his passing, we’ve compiled every appearance the creator has made across The Defenders series on Netflix. Here’s all of Stan Lee’s cameos in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
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Although he had a lot to do with the creation of your favorite characters, including many of The Defenders, he’s also known for his cameos. In total, he made 57 cameos in the Marvel universe and somewhere on Netflix’s The Defenders.
According to CBR, Stan Lee plays the part of Captain Irving Forbush in The Defenders. Stan Lee created the character to serve as a background character in 1955. He’s assumed to have passed away during The Defenders.
Let’s begin with the first Defender series that kickstarted the new venture on Netflix. Stan Lee doesn’t make a physical appearance but he does show up in a picture frame at the police station.
Stan Lee is honored in the frame. He is wearing a police uniform. He’s both present in season 1 and season 2 (episode 2) of the show.
We see another NYPD poster in episode 9. As it’s in a flashback, we see a significantly younger gentleman on the poster. We’re not 100% sure this is Stan Lee but many on Reddit seem to agree.
Similar to Stan Lee's Daredevil appearance, his photograph can be found once more in the police station. It hangs on the wall.
Luke Cage stars Stan Lee in an alternate cameo. The above picture, which was briefly captured shows Stan Lee again wearing police uniform. He’s featured on a poster (similar to that of the famous US army poster) where it says “See a crime? Report it!”.
Stan Lee is featured again on almost identical posters from Iron Fist season 1, and 2.
The second season’s appearance reveals Stan Lee on a poster recruiting for the NYPD. It appears that the QR code reveals the number 77871022. We’re guessing that’s the recruitment line for the NYPD but as of right now, that number is not in service.
Stan Lee appears again on a poster for season 2 but this time it's not for the NYPD. In a break from the norm, he’s appears on a poster for a personal law firm called Forbush and Associates. Similar posters are also found on the bus's back during Jessica Jones season 2. Stan Lee is the owner of the company or was he a victim?
Stan Lee's best performance in The Defenders Universe was his narration, and appearance in The Defenders trailer. Stan Lee says it:
“They’re the greatest stories ever told. Heroes show us we don’t need to be perfect or to do what’s right. It’s not about living without fear but facing injustice. It’s not about being powerful but finding your calling when you least expect it. They show us it’s OK to be vulnerable. It doesn't matter how hard you try. Because even they’re heroes, they’re still human.”
While these Stan Lee appearances aren’t quite as good as those found in the MCU movies, they do provide easter egg hunters quite a challenge.
With plenty of upcoming Marvel TV series coming to Netflix, we’re expecting many more Stan Lee appearances in The Defenders.