Cameo Alert: Remembering Garrett Morris in Ant-Man!
We all know that Stan Lee was the King of Marvel Cinematic Universe cameos, but did you know that he’s not the only individual to be featured in blink-and-you’ll-miss-it roles in the MCU? In a Tweet sent on Friday, October 1st, 2021, the @FilmEasterEggs Twitter account sent a post that highlighted Garrett Morris’s cameo in 2015’s Ant-Man.
In 'Ant-Man' (2015) Garrett Morris makes a brief appearance in a scene. Morris was the first person to ever portray Ant-Man in a 1979 'Saturday Night Live' skit called Superhero Party pic.twitter.com/WtXOp8UJXP
— Film Easter Eggs & Details (@FilmEasterEggs) October 1, 2021
While 2015’s Ant-Man may have been the first time the character got to headline a movie, it was not the first time the character had appeared on-screen, and Morris’s cameo highlighted this fact.
The actor was a member of the Saturday Night Live cast in 1979. That year, the sketch show featured a skit called “Superhero Party,” and in that performance, Morris played Ant-Man.
In the sketch, a couple (consisting of a superhero and a non-super person) are hosting a party. However, their group of friends don’t quite mix, with the superheroes standing on one side of the room and the non-superheroes standing on the other!
In addition to Ant-Man, there are also appearances by Superman (Bill Murray), the Flash (Dan Aykroyd), and the Hulk (John Belushi), plus appearance by non-superhero characters like Lana Lang (Jane Curtin) and Clark Kent (also Murray, of course).
Over the course of the skit, some of the other heroes have the audacity to make fun of Ant-Man for his skill set! What, something funny to you about a guy who hangs out with ants and shrinks but maintains the strength of a full-sized human?
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