Yesterday was a tough day, and probably the toughest day ever for Marvel fans as we lost Stan Lee. That why MCU Cosmic went dark for the day after the news broke of Stan’s passing. Yesterday was not the day to write a different news post for every individual reaction to the loss of Stan. Sites doing that were being vultures trying to profit off the death of the man who gave us the modern mythology we write about today. I wouldn’t disrespect the man like that, so I made the decision to not make any posts on MCU Cosmic for the rest of the day.
When the news broke, there were a lot of people expressing concern about his upcoming cameos. While there were some people who were attacking that concern as being “petty”, everyone copes with news like this in a different way. Many of the people wondering about his cameos were doing so out of their love for Stan and not wanting to let him go. For those people, it does sound like we will get to see Stan one last time in Avengers 4.
Back in April, BBC Radio Scotland did an interview with the Russos and they explained how they would shoot multiple cameos for Stan in one day:
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 2 or Avengers 4, we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and kind of get him through his cameos in one day.
While that does confirm he’ll be in Avengers 4 next year, there’s no word yet on if he was able to do one for Spider-Man: Far From Home or not. We do know he will not be in Dark Phoenix according to Entertainment Weekly:
Sadly, a source tells EW that Lee is not in the next X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, out June 7, 2019.
It also wouldn’t be surprising if Marvel Studios made some kind of special dedication to Stan in the credits for Avengers 4. Not only will it be a culmination of the past twenty-two movies and a finale to the saga for the original six Avengers, it’ll also be a way for Marvel Studios to say thank you to the man who made it all possible.