After Kevin Smith watched the almighty Captain Marvel, he posted this photo of himself on Instagram with his eyes welled up with tears. Why? Because there was an Easter egg in the movie that referenced him and he was completely moved by it.
The Kevin Smith reference comes along with Stan Lee’s big cameo in the new movie. When Brie Larson enters a train looking for her Skrull target, she sees Stan Lee sitting down with a script of Smith’s film Mallrats, and he is practicing his lines. With the film being set in the 90s, this is the perfect freakin’ cameo for Lee and the audiences loved it!
Check out his emotional response below:
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Just saw @captainmarvelofficial. I am a blubbering mess. After a lifetime spent referencing the movies, the movies just referenced me! Many thanks to @marvelstudios, #ryanfleck, #annabodin, and to my friend @therealstanlee for the cinematic shout-out! But if I’m now part of the @marvel Universe, I have only one question: Did I survive The Snap? #KevinSmith #captainmarvel #marveluniverse #marvel #marvelstudios #gratitude #kevinfeige #ryanfleck #annaboden