Elon Musk and David Hasselhoff are only the tip of the iceberg. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of amazing hidden but WTF cameos you never knew until today.
Nathan Fillion – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1
Nathan Fillion is a rather well-known figure of the science fiction genre. He has starred in many science fiction classics. But did you know he also made a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1? He was the blue brute of an alien that confronts the heroes in the Kyln. Groot grew him a new nose and saved Star Lord from being pummeled by this character. James Gunn had earlier worked with Fillion in the sci-fi horror movie Slither. This was more of a fun callback to happier times. That was surely a good cameo many of us failed to notice.
Tom Morello – Iron Man
Back in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in a very nascent stage. But they did manage to rope one major musician for a cameo appearance in Iron Man. Tom Morello appears as one of the members of the Ten Rings terrorist faction during the early phases of the movie. Morello is the lead guitarist of rock bands like Rage Against The machine, AudioSlave, and Prophets of Rage. It was the first time a major music star made a guest appearance in a shared superhero universe. Tom Morello did it way before it was cool. After the MCU gained widespread success, cameo appearances became common place.
Harry Dean Stanton – The Avengers
Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton has been a part of legacy high profile movie projects like Alien, Godfather II, and The Green Mile. When the Hulk falls from the Helicarrier and crash lands on an abandoned warehouse, it’s Stanton’s character who sees him first. He plays the Security Guard of the then wrecked place. That was certainly not expected by anyone. Stanton’s cameo took everyone by surprise. Many of us were screaming at the top of our lungs when we saw the actor on the big screen.
Garrett Morris – Ant-Man
In the movie, Scott Lang falls onto the roof of an old guy’s car. The man is none other than veteran Saturday Night Live Actor Garett Morris. Many of you may not recognize the name at first glance. Morris was part of the original cast of Saturday Night Live back in 1975. He also holds the distinction of being the first actor to don the Ant-Man suit on live television. Morris getting a cameo appearance in Ant-Man was no coincidence. That was just Marvel Studios paying some tremendously amazing attention to detail. Fans were left pleased.
Luke Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok
We are damn sure most of you did not even know Thor actor Chris Hemsworth’s older brother Luke Hemsworth was part of the cast for Thor: Ragnarok. When the movie begins, we witness a play enacting the final scene from Thor: The Dark World. It is Luke Hemsworth portraying the role of Thor in the play. The idea of Thor’s older brother portraying his role while holding his fake brother in his arms is a level of comedy that goes deeper than anybody could care to comprehend. Luke Hemsworth has made a name for himself after starring in the HBO Series Westworld.