‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the final live-action appearance of Stan Lee in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now director Jon Watts shares why the icon wasn’t in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home.’ To start with, no one approached Lee about being included in the movie, but they had a good reason for not doing so. With the film being the end cap to the “Infinity Saga” you may have felt that this would be something that was pushed for well in advance, but it wasn’t.
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According to Watts:
“No. I mean, I think everyone sort of knew that he was sick and he had just filmed the cameo for Endgame. I think they shot that earlier, too. So I didn’t want to… It felt right for the last thing to be in Endgame. So we never really talked about it, honestly.”
As Spider-Man is likely Stan Lee’s most memorable contribution to Marvel Comics, fans would have loved to see him in this movie and the final act of the trilogy but due to failing health prior to his death, this just wasn’t meant to be. No one would have wanted Lee to push through his illness to film a cameo for either of these films, so it feels right to have him go out with a bang in the largest movie from the MCU.
Are you saddened that Stan Lee wasn’t asked to be apart of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ or are you glad that they didn’t try to exploit his cameo when his health was already failing? Do you feel that his appearance in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was the perfect way to say goodbye to Lee? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ will be swinging into your local theater on July 2nd, 2019!
Source: Cinema Blend