Spider-Man: No Way Home Script Reveals Stan Lee’s Scrapped Cameo
Published 4 months ago
We may have lost Marvel legend Stan Lee back in 2018, but his presence had been so integral in the MCU that a lot of fans are still hoping to see him pop up in one way or another. What’s interesting is, there was a planned Stan Lee cameo (via look-alike) in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
As pointed out by The Direct, a line on page 177 of the No Way Home script reveals that the old man that MJ was talking to in the end was supposed to look like Stan Lee. The line reads:
Peter finds MJ, talking and laughing with an older customer, a STAN LEE LOOK-ALIKE.
While Stan Lee was considered a huge part of the MCU, there was always a special connection when it came to him and Spider-Man. Even before Lee was appearing in Iron Man, he was making small cameos in the Raimi Spider-Man movies.
Even after Lee’s death, rumor was going around that Marvel had a digital copy of him in their hard drives and that they had been given the go-signal by Lee to put him in future movies. I guess with all the elder abuse claims surrounding Lee and his estate before his death, Marvel is just keeping things on the safe side when it comes to using Lee’s likeness in the films.
Venom: Let There be Carnage still used a photo of him though, and it looks like nothing too bad happened. Maybe there’s room for a version of Lee to come back in the future. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Catch Spider-Man: No Way Home now in theaters.