There is a ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Stan Lee Tribute (of Course)

As a followup from the announcement that production had begun on the upcoming film Jay and Silent Bob RebootKevin Smith just shared an additional photo from the set, with a very special tribute to the late great Stan Lee.

Kevin Smith during Hollywood’s Stan Lee tribute event
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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

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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.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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