James Gunn Reveals Stan Lee Doctor Strange Alternate Scenes
Gunn took to Facebook to offer up that he actually filmed different scenes for Stan Lee that they didn't use including a "Garfield" scene.
Doing my pal Scott Derrickson a solid and shooting Stan Lee's cameo for Doctor Strange at the same time I was shooting some stunt work with Zoe Saldana - I run between sets on one soundstage. Stan laughing at The Doors of Perception was what ended up in the film, but we shot other options, such as -
- Stan reading a book and leaning into the guy next to him, saying, "Do you know what excelsior means?"
- Stan throwing his head back and laughing as hard as he can, yelling, "I'm laughing for no reason! I'm totally crazy!"
- And, my favorite, Stan laughing hysterically at a Garfield book, hooting, "He HATES Mondays but he LOVES lasagna!" Supposedly that one was in the film for a while, but it ended up being too long for the scene.
You can watch Stan Lee's Doctor Strange cameo below as well.