August 14, 2022

This text is a part of Consequence‘s Marvel Pop Tradition Week, analyzing all of the methods by which the MCU invokes our world’s popular culture and creates its personal. Right here, we catalog each real-life popular culture movie star who cameos as themselves in a Marvel property.


Over the past week, we’ve explored the varied methods the Marvel Cinematic Universe intersects with popular culture, from the meta to the infra. It’s been a captivating journey into how a multi-platform leisure franchise has each been absorbed by and has itself absorbed the world by which it exists. Actually, the MCU’s attain is so deep it has really pulled some very actual individuals into its very comedian book-y universe.

Give it some thought: If Batman and Superman exist as characters in a world populated by actual Avengers, it stands to motive Bob Kane and Jerry Siegel (or some variants thereof) additionally witnessed Captain America promoting struggle bonds. Individuals who exist in our actuality should additionally exist on Earth-616. (Or Earth-199999, in case you ignore the in-universe fan-service designation of Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.)

There are many situations that show this to be true. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent refers to Hogun of the Warriors Three as Jackie Chan in Thor, and Luis recounts Leonardo DiCaprio’s Titanic demise in Ant-Man. However it goes past mere mentions of celebrities: We’ve really seen some real-world personalities cameoing as themselves in Marvel films.

Beneath, we’ve listed out each well-known one that has popped up within the MCU utilizing their actual personas. Holding with the self-esteem of the remainder of our dissections throughout Marvel Pop Tradition Week, we’ve skipped the Netflix collection and caught with the Feige-led movies and TV collection. We notice that leaves off each musician who performed Harlem’s Paradise in Luke Cage, however we drew our line within the sand and we’re standing on this aspect of it.

Even with out the Dapper Dans and Religion Evans…es of all of it, there are nonetheless loads of acquainted faces who’ve crossed over from our world to the MCU’s.


Invoice Maher — Iron Man 3

We’ll see this fairly a bit all through this listing, however tv personalities have quite a bit of ideas on Tony Stark and his energy armor. In Iron Man 3Actual Time host Invoice Maher questions giving Struggle Machine “a paint job” and rebranding him as Iron Patriot; in an prolonged model of the scene, he provides, “I suppose Captain America was already taken.” This was, in fact, earlier than Maher thought individuals who like comedian books and superhero films want “to develop up.”

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