Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse is returning to theaters, folks. Originally intending to end this shared world with 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the director changed his mind and added Clerks II to the series five years later. Now after more than a decade and Clerks III falling through, Smith is once again returning to his cinematic playground with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which will see the duo once again heading back to Hollywood to cause trouble after they learn that the Bluntman and Chronic movie being rebooted.
Aside from Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith obviously reprising Jay and Silent Bob, respectively, so far the only other actor who's been confirmed for this "reboot" is Brian O'Halloran, who will reprise his Clerks character, Dante Hicks, as well as other members of the Hicks extended family. Since Smith promised that Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will feature "an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces," we've gathered some other View Asknewniverse characters (and in one case, someone playing a fictional version of themselves) who are also worth bringing back.
Of all the characters Jason Lee played in the View Askewniverse, Banky Edwards is the one who would fit most seamlessly into Jay and Silent Bob Reboot's story. As Chasing Amy fans will remember, Banky co-created Bluntman and Chronic with Holden McNeil (we'll get back to him later), and at the end of that movie, Holden had sold all his publishing and creative rights to the comic book series to Banky, making him the primary creative consultant on the Bluntman and Chronic movie. Jay and Silent Bob were able to squeeze their share of the royalties out of Banky in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but with a reboot now in the works more than 15 years later, the duo would no doubt target him again to vent their frustrations and convince him to shut down this new production. We'd also be cool with Lee reprising Brodie Bruce from Mallrats (who presumably still has his comic book shop), but Banky should be the priority.
Since Jeff Anderson wasn't willing to reprise Randal Graves for Clerks III, it's doubtful that he'll want to return for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. But we can't leave Brian O'Halloran's Dante Hicks all by himself at the Quick Stop, so why not bring back Rosario Dawson to play Becky Scott. Dante finally admitted towards the end of Clerks II that he was in love with Becky and proposed to her. If those two married and still live a happy life with one another, then it would be great if Becky could hang out behind the counter with Dante during his Jay and Silent Bob Reboot moment(s) so he can have someone to chat with, even if she's likely not as knowledgeable about movie minutiae as Randal is. Including Becky also increases the chance we could see her and Dante's child, who would will likely be in middle school by the time Jay and Silent Bob Reboot happens.