Note: Contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
Next month’s Spider-Man: Far from Home very nearly snuck in a Sam Wilson cameo as the newly-crowned Captain America.
Let’s face it, you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame by now and you’ll remember that Steve Rogers passed on the Captain America baton (or shield in this case) to his trusty colleague Falcon, as he decided to move on from avenging and enjoy his retirement.
As creative executive Eric Carroll reveals, Far from Home almost included Sam’s Cap in a very special appearance towards the end of the movie.
Talking to ComicBook, he said: “We briefly talked about bringing in Falcon as Captain America at the end, like maybe once Peter’s arced, and he’s sort of like leading the team, like maybe he calls in a favour.
“But we also thought it was really important to the arc of this movie that there not be other Avengers available to Nick Fury or Peter, so he’d have to step up and do it himself,” he elaborated.
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Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige also chipped in, reiterating that Far from Home needed to see Peter Parker “stepping up”.
“Ultimately, Spider-Man: Far From Home is Spider-Man’s journey, whether any other heroes appear in it or not. It’s all about Peter stepping up. And Peter getting out of the shadow, not just of Tony but of the Avengers in general. Because by the way, he’s Spider-Man.”