“It’s his last [cameo] committed to film,” codirector Joe Russo told Mashable, confirming that this will be Stan’s final appearance. “I have to say, I think it’s astonishing that this would be his last cameo. It’s just kind of mind-boggling that he made it to the end of this run. I can’t believe it.”
While we don’t know every details about Stan’s Endgame cameo, at least we’re all prepared for it. Moviegoers last saw the iconic superhero creator — who died at the age of 95 this past November — in Captain Marvel. The revelation also means this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home will be Stan-less. Looks like we’ll need to savor this moment because it’s the last chance we’ll get.
“We have all these movie stars on that set, and when Stan came to set, everybody would be little kids again,” codirector Anthony Russo said of the times Stan would stop by and visit the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. “It was always a lot of fun shooting these cameos because he would maybe get the crew going, and everybody would be laughing and having a good time.”
Stan — who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 — has popped up in numerous film and shows featuring characters he created. His first cameo came in the 1989 TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. Ever since, we’ve seen him in all the big projects featuring Marvel characters.
Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of more than 11 years worth of plotting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given this fact, it only makes sense that this is everyone’s chance to say goodbye to Stan.