As a followup from the announcement that production had begun on the upcoming film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Kevin Smith just shared an additional photo from the set, with a very special tribute to the late great Stan Lee.
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In Brodie's Secret Stash, there hangs a @therealstanlee game-worn sweater. In the movie, this is because Brodie still marks the day he met Stan as the defining moment of his life. In real life, the shrine exists because Stan had a big role in every draft of @jayandsilentbob Reboot. For the 23 years I knew him, Stan would always ask me "When are we making another movie?" And here we are making a movie he was *very* central to – and sadly, we're now having to do it without our sensational, smiling seraph. But for a few hours yesterday, it was 1995 anew – because Stan was at the Mall with us again. (The Stan photos featured were taken by @allanamato when Stan appeared on our @hulu show Spoilers.) #KevinSmith #stanlee #jayandsilentbobreboot #inmemoriam
Lee of course appeared in Smith's 1995 film Mallrats as himself, giving advice to Brodie (Jason Lee) on the subject of love, superheroes and life.
"Stan was at the Mall with us again," Smith says in his Instagram post, and we can't help feeling a sense of delight knowing he's there, smiling over his friends.
Saban Films picked up the picture, and we'll let you know what we hear about a possible release date.