Read Kevin Smith’s emotional response to Captain Marvel scene
Those seeing Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel in theaters this weekend got two emotional tributes to Stan Lee during the movie, one of which is related to director and fanboy Kevin Smith. BEWARE OF SPOILERS, and check out Smith’s response to seeing the movie below!
SPOILERS: Captain Marvel begins with a special Marvel Studios logo tribute to Stan Lee, with the Marvel Comics mastermind’s many film cameos shown over the logo with the final message, “Thank you, Stan.” But later in the film, during the scene where Carol Danvers is chasing a Skrull onboard a Los Angeles train, she passes by a familiar face: Stan “The Man” Lee himself, seated reading the script for Smith’s 1995 film Mallrats and practicing the line “Trust me, true believer!” This is in reference to the cameo he gave in that very film 23-years ago opposite Jason Lee. Danvers gives him a knowing smile. It’s a touching scene in light of his death in November of last year, and also provides an era-perfect cultural pinpoint for the period in the 90’s Captain Marvel is set in.
Understandably, Smith had a very emotional reaction to seeing the cameo (one of the last Lee filmed, although there is at LEAST one more coming in Avengers: Endgame), and shared his thoughts on Instagram…
Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set more than a decade prior to the events in 2008’s Iron Man, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The film also stars Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, and Jude Law. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace, and returning once again to a Marvel Studios film will be Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (GLOW) and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.