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There were never any plans for a Spider-Man: Far From Home Stan Lee cameo according to the director

Spider-Man: Far From Home Stan Lee cameo
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There isn’t going to be a Spider-Man: Far From Home Stan Lee cameo. Sorry, folks. We were all holding out hope that the man who helped create Marvel into the billion-dollar force you see today would make one final bow alongside his most famous creation. But it’s not going to be the case. In fact, the Spider-Man: Far From Home (opens in new tab) director, Jon Watts, has revealed that a Far From Home Stan Lee cameo was never in the works.

Speaking to CinemaBlend (opens in new tab), Watts suggests that Lee’s declining health, as well as the obvious end point of Avengers: Endgame (opens in new tab), both contributed to the lack of desire to film a Spider-Man: Far From Home Stan Lee cameo.

“I think everyone sort of knew that [Stan] was sick and he had just filmed the cameo for Endgame,” Watts says, “I think they shot that earlier, too… It felt right for the last thing to be in Endgame. So we never really talked about it, honestly.”

In case you needed reminding, Avengers: Endgame’s Stan Lee cameo included him driving past the 1970s air base yelling “Make love, not war.” It was his 22nd and final appearance in the MCU.

Even so, it still remains to be seen whether Far From Home will at least include some sort of Easter egg to the co-creator of everything from the Fantastic Four, to the X-Men, and, yes, everyone’s favourite neighbourhood Spider-Man. If Stan Lee can’t be there in person, you’ve gotta believe he’ll be there in spirit in some way. Watch out for that on July 2.

It now seems that Stan the Man’s final goodbye in the MCU will come in the shape of this week’s Avengers: Endgame re-release (opens in new tab). In it, we’re getting an as-yet-unseen “Stan Lee tribute.” Here’s hoping Far From Home will also include a fond farewell of its own.

Need a refresher for Stan the Man's other MCU appearances? Here's every Stan Lee cameo (opens in new tab). Excelsior!

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.