Comic book genius Stan Lee has quite the sense of humor, and he used it to express his feelings about the new "Deadpool" movie, which is directed by Tim Miller and stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character.
"Just saw the #Deadpool movie and it was AMAZING (all because of my cameo)!" he jokingly tweeted.
Lee is known for his cameos in superhero movies - from Tobey Maguire's three "Spider-Man" movies to the recent "Avengers: Age of Ultron" directed by Joss Whedon, even the 1989 film "The Trail of the Incredible Hulk."
The one superhero flick he did have a cameo on, however, is the flop directed by Josh Trank - last year's "Fantastic Four" which starred Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as The Thing, and Kate Mara as The Invisible Girl.
When popular talk show host Larry King asked Lee why the movie did not resonate so well with the audience, Lee jokingly quipped: "It's probably because I didn't have a cameo in it."
On a more serious note though, King suggested that there might have been a large number of superhero reboots done within a short period of time. Lee acknowledged, "That may be true."
Producer Simon Kinberg might have been reserved with his comments regarding "Fantastic Four" last year, but he sounds much more optimistic when discussing "Deadpool."
"'Deadpool' is a hard R," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't."
Miller even compared "Deadpool" to the 1999 David Fincher film "Fight Club," which starred Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden.
"I felt 'Fight Club' and Tyler Durden were good corollaries," he said. "We are in strip clubs and dive bars and crappy apartments and far away from the shiny X-Men world."
As for Reynolds, he said that he loves that his character is so "unusual," and when audiences finally watch him on the big screen, they will "understand why there was trepidation to make the movie early on."
"Because it's a really difficult character to put up on the screen for the studio. He's a character that's aware he's in a film, he's aware that he breaks the fourth wall. I mean, he does certain things that are unlike anything else in the X-Men Universe yet he is a part of the X-Men Universe," he explained.
"Deadpool" will be released in cinemas on February 12, 2016.