Man are we so glad that Kevin Smith survived his heart attack. Not only does Kevin Smith seem to be an incredible person, but his new lease on life allowed him to make the very important sequel to 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. We knew that Kevin would be back as Silent Bob and Jason Mewes as Jay. Now we get some more casting news about the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which will include some very familiar faces and some new ones too.
Shannon Elizabeth will return as Justice. Hopefully, Justice has learned from the mistakes of joining a vindictive girl gang and has stopped messing around with the CLIT, you know, the Coalition for the Liberation of Itinerant Tree-Dwellers. Kevin shared a photo of Justice with Jay and Silent Bob from the set of the latest in the View Askewniverse.
Jason Mewes shows why its good to be an actor.
Brian Christopher O’Halloran, who starred in Smith’s first movie Clerks, returns as Dante Hicks despite the fact that he’s not even supposed to be here today.
Also returning is Missy, played by Smith’s wife Jennifer Schwalbach.
The premise of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is to poke fun of Hollywood being lazy and doing reboots and sequels of movies. The new movie will be a reboot of the original Jay and Silent Bob movie and Kevin points out that it will have the same script as the first movie. It will even have a new girl gang in a van. “I’m telling you, it’s almost the same movie,” Kevin said in an Instagram post with a photo of the new girl gang. “And as most reboots feature a familiar story freshly presented with a young and diverse new cast, we follow the example and go full Force Awakens with our Girl Gang!”
Also joining the movie is WWE wrestler and singer Chris Jericho.
The all-star cast includes Joe Manganiello as a bailiff and Craig Robinson, who worked with Smith in Zack and Miri, who returns to play a judge.
But probably the most exciting cameos of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot so far are hip-hop icons Redman and Method Man. “But the moment we called ‘Action,’ the legends launched into the single best first take I ever shot in 25 years: they were pitch-perfect and hysterical (and a little touching),” Smith said of the rappers’ acting performance while shooting in New Orleans. “It was so good, I could’ve cut their whole performance from that one take!”
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot started filming in February and is expected to hit theaters in the fall of 2019.
Mewes also provided some behind-the-scenes looks at the star-studded sequel.