Kevin Smith Reveals The ‘Captain Marvel’ Nod He’s Slipping Into His ‘Jay And Silent Bob’ Movie

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Kevin Smith, if you hadn’t heard, is a very big fan of Marvel (to cite one of many examples). And Marvel’s a very big fan of Kevin Smith. Surely you noticed that the requisite Stan Lee cameo in Captain Marvel — the first newly released to theaters since his death late last year — wasn’t your average Stan Lee MCU cameo. Since the origin story was set in 1995, it went all in, showing the late Marvel lord reading the script for Smith’s sophomore film Mallrats, which featured a glorified, and very verbose, Stan Lee cameo, well before it was cool.

Smith, as you might imagine from someone who’s watched Avengers: Infinity War more times than you’ve had hot dinners, was quite moved by the shout-out. He even posted a picture of his reddened, teary face after he saw Captain Marvel in early March.

Now, as caught by The A.V. Club, Smith has gone and thanked Captain Marvel back. In a new Instagram post, the filmmaker, actor, podcaster, and geek god showed a still from his in-the-works Jay and Silent Bob reboot, one that features returning supporting players Banky, played by Jason Lee, eyeing a Captain Marvel comic in a comic book store.

“Since @captainmarvelofficial made me and #Mallrats a part of the @marvelstudios Universe, Brodie Bruce – the @marvel maniac from Mallrats who met @therealstanlee – offers a #viewaskewniverse holla back to #captainmarvel when @jayandsilentbob Reboot!” Smith wrote.

This came during a Kevin Smith/Jay and Silent Bob reboot-heavy day. Earlier it was reported that Ben Affleck, though still technically not speaking to his longtime filmmaker pal, would still put in at least an appearance in his latest outing, reprising his Chasing Amy character Holden McNeil. After all, now Affleck’s no longer tethered to the opposition over at the DCEU.

(Via The A.V. Club)