Stan Lee won’t make cameo appearance in ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

Filming in Montreal didn't work into his schedule

Stan Lee has revealed that he won’t be making a cameo appearance in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

The legendary comics writer and creator gave the disappointing news to Marvel fans at the Toronto Fan Expo last week. While he had previously suggested that he’d shoot a cameo in the movie, he couldn’t fit the filming into his schedule, reports

He said: “I have bad news for you. I was supposed to be in Montreal today, doing the cameo for X-men…the new X-Men movie. But I said, ‘No, I’m going to visit my friends in Toronto instead.”

Lee has made a cameo appearance in nearly every Marvel big screen adaptation, with this year’s The Wolverine being the exception. Speaking about how he missed shooting that cameo, he said: “I wasn’t in Wolverine, because they shot that in Australia, and it was too far for me to swim. In most of the others, I’ll be popping up.”

Shooting on X-Men: Days Of Future Past came to an end last week. Production on the sequel to 2011’s X-Men: First Class began on April 15 in Montreal, Canada and wrapped on August 18 in the same city.

Director Bryan Singer brought together a massive ensemble cast for X-Men: Days Of Future Past including Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page and Anna Paquin. The full cast convened at San Diego Comic-Con last month (July) and Singer shared a memorable photo from the event.

Some of the film’s action takes place in 1973, Singer has revealed, and time travel will be used as a major plot device. X-Men: Days Of Future Past is scheduled to open in cinemas on July 18, 2014.