Stan Lee made an appearance in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and while his appearance was short and not that funny, fans still enjoyed seeing the legend on screen again. In a recent interview with Collider, director James Gunn revealed Stan The Man's original cameo, which you can read below.
In the original version, Stan was meant to be part of 'The Collector's' collection along with Howard the Duck, Cosmo, a Chitauri soldier, and much more. The scene would have featured Vin Diesel's Groot browsing the specimens, where he would come across Lee, who would give an unloving finger to the talking tree.
Talks also (unsurprisingly) went to Carol Danvers, who is known as Ms./Captain Marvel in the comic books. Gunn stated that while she'll likely appear in the Marvel Universe sooner than later, he believes that there are plenty of other female roles to place into the team, and that he is very eager on bringing them to the Guardians universe ASAP.