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X-Men: Apocalypse FOX Studios

Sorry True Believers, it looks like ‘Dark Phoenix‘ will not include one of the final Stan Lee cameos in the film. While there will be a tribute to the iconic creator, no footage was shot to include him in the final Fox “X-Men” movie before the franchise is rebooted under the guiding hand of Marvel Studios. The news came from Simon Kinberg who was interviewed at this year’s WonderCon.

According to Kinberg:

“We don’t have a cameo. I’d rather say that than then keep it mysterious, out of respect for Stan. We do have some tribute to him, and it’s something that obviously we weren’t thinking about when we were making the movie because he was still very much alive. And he’s been such a huge part of making these films over the years. He’s had cameos; he’s had input into the process of making them.”

Kinberg went on to say that it won’t be just the audience who miss Lee in this final outing of the ‘X-Men’ but everyone involved in the creation of ‘Dark Phoenix’ because:

“It was something that we all feel now, and we felt when we were in post-production on this movie. So it already felt like a special film for the X-Men, because it is the culmination of all of these movies in so many ways, and because Dark Phoenix is the ultimate X-Men run. But I think even more so, Stan Lee’s passing gives even more weight to this film for us, because X-Men, to me, and I think to a lot of fans, and to Stan in some ways, was his sort of ultimate achievement.”

Were you hoping that we’d get a final Stan Lee ‘X-Men’ cameo in ‘Dark Phoenix’? Which of his characters do you think was Lee’s greatest creation? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Source: Cinema Blend