Spider-Man: Far from Home is almost here and many Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are wondering if there is a Stan Lee cameo. The sequel's director Jon Watts recently sat down to discuss the movie and some of the choices he had to make, which led to talk about Lee and his cameos. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has confirmed Far From Home will not only be the final movie in the MCU's Phase 3, but also the final movie in the Infinity Saga. There are minor SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Far From Home below, so read ahead at your own risk.
Spider-Man: Far From Home does not have a Stan Lee cameo. Jon Watts revealed the news and discussed why they didn't have Lee in the movie. Obviously, the Marvel Comics legend passed away late last year, but Kevin Feige had revealed there were still some cameos in the can, leaving many fans to believe Far From Home would include one. Watts had this to say when asked about a Lee cameo.
"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."
It makes sense to have Avengers: Endgame feature the final Stan Lee cameo, though some fans will more than likely be bummed out over the situation. What seems odd here is the fact that Jon Watts never really considered doing one to begin with. With that being said, Endgame provides closure for a lot of the MCU and it seems like the most logical place to have the tradition come to a close.
Stan Lee's cameos in Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are kind of hard to top. Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the first without Lee, but this all wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Lee and Jack Kirby creating all of the iconic heroes over the years. Each installment in the MCU has been a tribute to the work those two men did and they will continue to be in the future.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2nd in North America and this Friday in some international markets. Spoilers are already out in abundance, so be on the lookout and avoid certain sites and social media platforms if you're looking to go in completely blind. Far From Home has been receiving praise from those who were lucky enough to catch an advanced screening over the past few weeks and it sounds like Marvel Studios has another hit on their hands. You can check out the rest of the interview with Jon Watts over at CinemaBlend. The talk with the director is relatively spoiler-free.