The legend of the Stan Lee cameo will live on in the new Jay and Silent Bob movie.
Kevin Smith was seen on set in Los Angeles this week as “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” filming began. Smith was rocking his traditional Silent Bob garb of a long green jacket and backwards baseball cap.
Jason Mewes was also seen ready to rock with a script while walking to set. Along with the title characters, actor Jason Lee is reprising his “Mallrats” role of Brodie Bruce.
This go-round, Lee switched out his old shirt for one bearing the face of the late Marvel legend, Stan Lee. Lee was a huge mentor to Smith, and the director has openly shared how much Lee’s death effected him.
The first day back apparently went great, and Smith revealed that the movie will in fact start back at the Mall at Brodie Bruce’s comic store. Lee actually appeared in “Mallrats” back in 1995, so it’s only fitting that he is paid tribute.
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One year ago today, I almost died. So today, I’m living it up on with @jaymewes and Jason Lee on Day 1 of my new flick @jayandsilentbob Reboot! Thanks to @saban_films and Universal for the loot to make this epic, @jordanmonsanto and @destrofilms for making it happen, @jenschwalbach and @harleyquinnsmith for humoring my goofy bullshit one more time, and #jasonmewes for standing beside me all these years while I do the hardest thing I can personally ever do, either in film or in real life: simply shut the fuck up. I couldn’t think of a better scene with which to start the shoot than the return to the Mall with Brodie Bruce. The three of us gathered for a couple hours last night to run the lines and realized we first rehearsed together waaaaay back in the mid-90’s. It may be 24 years later and we may have 6 kids between us, but Jay, Lee and me partied like it was 1995, giggling while adding jokes and finding inflections. The Oscars were on in the background during our practice and I couldn’t help but feel relief when the “In Memoriam” montage ended and I wasn’t in it. We picked 2/25 as the Reboot start date *intentionally*, to celebrate the fact that I did not become Silent Bob forever 365 days ago. But after a blissful couple hours of making pretend with my friends on the set of my 14th film, I’m starting to think I *did* die in that operating room after all. Because what could be more Heavenly than this? #KevinSmith #jayandsilentbob #jayandsilentbobreboot #jasonlee #jaymewes #neworleans #brodiebruce #wwambassador #movie