Spider-Man: Far From Home almost had a cameo by Sam Wilson as Captain America following Steve Rogers handing over his iconic shield to the MCU hero previously known as Falcon.Speaking to Comicbook.com, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and creative executive Eric Carroll discussed how this cameo almost came to pass, but ended up not making it so the focus on this newest film would be on Spider-Man having to “step up and do it himself.”

“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 favor,” Carroll explained. “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.”

“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,” Feige added, “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. He doesn’t need to be in the shadow of the Avengers. So other than Maria, and Nick, and Happy, and the emotional presence of Tony… You hear, he asks about Thor. He asks about Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel.”

Talks of Falcon’s Cameo May Have Been Very Early On

The talks of the cameo may have been very early on, as director Jon Watts didn’t even really remember the conversation of Sam Wilson as Captain America making a special appearance.

“You go through so many iterations of this story and like so many brainstorm sessions that I don’t even remember that conversation,” Watts explained. “I remember one point we were talking about if one of the stops along the way through Europe was going to be New Asgard.”

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Avengers: Endgame and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Falcon was passed the shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, and Anthony Mackie, who has played Falcon since Captain America: The Winter Soldier, discussed how Chris Evans came to his house to tell him the exciting news.

Falcon becoming Captain America has been part of the comics for some time, and it will be interesting to see how it all plays out when Mackie and Sebastian Stan both return for Disney+’s The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 2, 2019.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who always loves a good cameo in films. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.



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