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Dark Phoenix Won't Feature a Stan Lee Cameo

Stan Lee, who passed away in November, first started making film cameos in 2000's X-Men, in which he played a Hot Dog Vendor. Since then, he's made cameos in nearly every Marvel film, including the animated Into the Spider-Verse. However, Lee won't appear in the final of Fox's main X-Men films: Dark Phoenix.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, director Simon Kinberg and producer Hutch Parker confirmed Lee will not have a cameo in the upcoming film. However, while he won't have a cameo, it appears there will be some sort of tribute for Lee.

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"We don't have a cameo. I'd rather say that than then keep it mysterious, out of respect for Stan," Kinberg revealed. "We do have some tribute to him, and it's something that obviously we weren't thinking about when we were making the movie because he was still very much alive. And he's been such a huge part of making these films over the years. He's had cameos; he's had input into the process of making them."

Kinberg didn't elaborate on the tribute planned for Lee in the film. As it stands, Lee's final on screen cameo will likely be in this month's Avengers: Endgame, rather than Spider-Man: Far From Home, as confirmed by Endgame co-director Joe Russo.

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Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. The film is scheduled to be released on June 7.

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