With Stan Lee‘s passing, fans are not only mourning the loss of the Marvel Comics co-creator, but also worrying that they’re not going to see his cameo in future MCU movies. But apparently that tradition won’t end until at least next year.
Speaking to Variety after the news of Lee’s death sent fans into grieving mode, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hints at the comic legend’s appearances in next Marvel films. When he’s reminded of 2017 reports that Lee had filmed his cameos back-to-back for several future films, Feige coyly responds, “I’m not going to tell you what specifically, but Stan always appreciated a good surprise.”
While it’s unclear for which films Lee recorded his cameos, fans can safely bet at his appearance in “Avengers 4“. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo hinted at the late comic book writer’s cameo in the “Avengers: Infinity War” sequel during a BBC Radio interview last spring.
“He’s the godfather of a lot of these stories, him and Jack Kirby,” Joe Russo said. “…So, Stan, typically we try to get him out – he doesn’t love to fly – so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time. So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we’re on, for instance ‘Ant-Man [and the Wasp’] or ‘Avengers 4’, we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and get him through his cameos in one day.”
The Russo brothers also teased that Lee would be making cameos in Marvel movies “well into 2019.” It is said that Lee is likely going to be featured in “Captain Marvel“, which has finished filming last summer.
As for Lee’s possible appearance in “Spider-Man: Far From Home“, which just wrapped principal photography in October, it is up for question. Meanwhile, it’s reported that Lee won’t be making a cameo in the next X-Men movie, “Dark Phoenix“, which is slated for release in the U.S. on June 7, 2019.
Lee passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday, November 12 after paramedics were called to his home in the Hollywood Hills following a medical emergency. He was 95. Marvel movies’ stars, including Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Downey Jr. have paid tribute to him.
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