Kevin Smith was "messy mess" after seeing Stan Lee's cameo in Captain Marveland our high-level multi-level tribute is in return.
Cameo late Marvel legend in the film during a scene when Captain Marvel (a.k.a Carol Danvers) is looking for Skrull among human passengers on a train.
Lee sits in one of the vehicles, rolling the words "Trust me, true believer," as he was read from a script for the cult classic Smith's 1995 t Mallrats. Danvers pulls the script down to check Lee for Skrull signs, deliberately smiling in tribute to the legend of Marvel, then moving on.
So why Mallrats? Lee made a gameo in Smith's film as himself, offering sage love advice to the comic book nerd Brodie (played by Jason Lee). Captain Marvel, in 1995, Lee had prepared; for the role.
On May 9, Smith posted Instagram after he saw it Captain Marvel, and described himself as "a messy mess."
"After spending a lifetime referring to the films, the films just referred me!" he wrote, thanking Marvel Studios, directors of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and "my friend" Stan Lee for the shouting.
"But if I am now part of @marvel Universe, I only have one question: Did I survive The Snap?"
Since then, Smith has been busy, announcing Monday's intention to get Marvel back to Lee's Captain Marvel cameo with tribute to appear in her Jay and Silent Bob restart, which is currently filming.
Smith still posted a film on Instagram depicting Jason Lee, who has stepped back into his role as Brodie Bruce, rising Captain Marvel comic, who created Stan Lee with Gene Colan. Phew.
So many levels. So many references. Sounds fine for Kevin Smith.