It’s true! Jay and Silent Bob are back!
While most of us were dreading going back to work after the holidays, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes got together with producer Jordan Monsanto for a pre-production meeting for the much-anticipated Jay and Silent Bob reboot.
Smith, who portrays Silent Bob, took to Twitter to share the news, adding that the trio ‘were the only dopes in Hollywood’ to work during the holiday.
Spent the first day of 2019 having a #JayAndSilentBobReboot pre-pre-production meeting at our holiday-roomy @WeWork office! @JayMewes took this pic of me and @JordanMonsanto to both mark the moment and to document that we were the only dopes in Hollywood working on the holiday. pic.twitter.com/xTNrpN6OF6
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 2, 2019
Jordan Monsanto is married to Mewes and has worked on many of his previous movies like Tusk and Yoga Hosers. Meanwhile, the last time we saw Smith and Mewes together was back in 2006 in Clerks II.
While there are many details that have yet to be revealed, the plot description on IMDB says the movie will center on ‘Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ movie from getting made.’
Back in 2017, speaking to comicbook.com, Mewes claimed the script was ‘amazing’ and ‘super clever.’
It’s called Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, and it’s Jay and Bob making fun of reboots. It’s funny – a couple of people have asked me, ‘are you guys even playing the characters if it’s a reboot?’ It’s not really a reboot, Kevin called it Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and it’s us making fun of reboots, but the script’s awesome. It’s very funny.
The movie’s IMDB page also reveals that Brian O’Halloran a.k.a. Dante Hicks will also be part of the movie. Talking to comicbook.com, O’Halloran hinted at possible reappearances from the View Askewniverse, but didn’t want to spoil the movie as he didn’t know what he can talk about or ‘what Kevin would get upset about or not get upset about.’
However, he did reveal that many actors will be back for the movie, saying:
There’s definitely some fun things: a lot of the people who were in the other movies, Kevin has spoken with a bunch of people from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and people are going to come back in. There’s some more ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ stuff going down.
There’s a lot of fun stuff and a few new, really interesting things that I shouldn’t mention.
While there’s no official release date for the movie, reportedly the filming will start early this year.
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