In contradiction to an earlier report, popular star Stan Lee’s final Marvel- movie cameo might be coming later this month in Avengers: Endgame, claims director Joe Russo. On Monday, while speaking to media about working with the mythical comic book writer, during the press tour in Mumbai, Russo was quoted saying, “Amazing. I mean, we got to do four movies with him and four cameos. And I think this is — I think [Endgame is] one of the best ones, hopefully.”
Inquire on whether there might be more, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had hinted as such last month, the director claims, “No, I think this is the last one. I don’t, I don’t think — I’m not a hundred percent sure — but I don’t think he was well enough to do [Spider-Man: Far From Home].”
With his brother Anthony Russo, Joe Russo has directed four movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Endgame, and Avengers: Infinity War.
He said, “I mean, listen. If this were a trailer for a movie that was for a new franchise, you’d have no context, right? And there’d be no reason to hide information from you,” adding that “It’s 22 films in. Everything that we show you has context and can provide information.”
“My brother and I are dedicated to allowing the people who want to go into these movies fresh to go into them fresh. I don’t want to participate in the culture that wants to tell everyone every secret yesterday. I want to participate in what I remember as a child going to the movies and not having it spoiled because there wasn’t an Internet. And I could walk into a theatre fresh and have an emotional experience,” added Russo.
The director continued, “So, you know when we alter things in trailers, it’s because we do not want you to understand. Everyone has a Ph.D. in content now. Everyone consumes thousands of hours of content a month. And we know that every little thing we show you is going to have him some information for you. So we’re very specific about what information and when. And if people don’t like it, they don’t have to see the movie.”
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to release on April 26, 2019 in theatres across the globe.