“Downton Abbey” fans will be thrilled by the return of their favorite characters when the film releases in the U.S. on Friday, but they shouldn’t expect anyone to return from the dead. Not every Crawley will be in the movie.

Dan Stevens will not appear as Matthew Crawley in the “Downton Abbey” movie. Lady Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) first husband died in Season 3, and fans thought he might somehow make even a quick cameo in the 2019 movie continuation.

Stevens appeared in a photo with Dockery and Tom Branson actor Allen Leech on Instagram last year as filming was underway. The star teased fans by asking if Matthew should have a mustache in the movie, and Dockery and Leech both shared the post. However, it was just a joke.

Earlier this year, Stevens told Deadline that he was not going to appear in the movie. He had no idea how rumors he might return occurred.

“I didn’t know what I was going to be stepping on to, but something in my gut told me that it was time to explore, pack up my bags and head west,” he said of his departure on the “Today” show in 2014. “It’s been a fun couple years, just challenging myself in a few different ways. … It’s been an interesting journey just sort of pushing the envelope and seeing what sort of mad things we could come up with.”

Since leaving “Downton Abbey,” Stevens has starred in films such as “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Her Smell” as well as three seasons of FX’s X-Men show “Legion.”

Even though he left “Downton” in Season 3 and the show continued for three seasons without him, according to Express, Matthew is still one of the most popular characters. He is Googled nearly 15,000 times monthly, more than any other character on the British import.

It’s probably for the best that Matthew will remain in the past. After all, Mary is still happily married to Henry Talbot in the “Downton Abbey” movie. “A Discovery of Witches” star Matthew Goode reprises his role as Mary’s second husband.

Is Dan Stevens In Downton Abbey Movie Don't expect Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) to reunite in the "Downton Abbey" movie. Photo: Nick Briggs/Carnival Films for Masterpiece