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Kevin Smith loves Stan Lee's 'Mallrats' moment in 'Captain Marvel'

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Karen Butler
Marvel comic book writer Stan Lee, filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Chadwick Boseman participate in a hand and footprint ceremony immortalizing Lee in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's) in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Marvel comic book writer Stan Lee, filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Chadwick Boseman participate in a hand and footprint ceremony immortalizing Lee in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's) in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 9 (UPI) -- Filmmaker and comic book expert Kevin Smith took to Twitter to thank Marvel Studios for tying his movie Mallrats to the late Stan Lee's cameo in Captain Marvel.

"Just saw @captainmarvel. I am a blubbering mess. After a lifetime spent referencing the movies, the movies just referenced me! Many thanks to @MarvelStudios and to my friend @TheRealStanLee for the shout-out! But if I'm now part of the @Marvel Universe... Did I survive The Snap?" Smith tweeted Friday.

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EW.com said Lee -- the creator of Marvel's most famous superheroes -- is seen in Captain Marvel sitting on a train, holding a screenplay and practicing his lines for a bit part in Mallrats, which Smith co-starred in, wrote and directed.

Captain Marvel is set in 1995, the year Mallrats was released.

Lee died in at the age of 95 in November.

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson attend 'Captain Marvel' premiere

Brie Larson attends the "Captain Marvel" premiere in Los Angeles
Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the film. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

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