Kevin Smith has been trying to get sequels to Clerks 2 and Mallrats off the ground for a while, but each hit their own roadblocks. However, it looks like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back will be the horse that makes it to the end of the race. The sequel Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is officially happening at Saban Films, and here's what Smith had to say about it:
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 stoner-comedy that starred two slackers who appear as recurring characters in a number of Kevin Smith's films. Smith plays Silent Bob while Jason Mewes stars as the loudmouthed Jay. The film followed the two of them as they road trip to Hollywood to stop a movie based on their likeness. In a tongue-in-cheek move, the sequel will follow the almost same exact plot, only this time the two are trying to stop a reboot.
In addition to Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, the reboot/sequel/remake will feature a number of returning players from the cast of the original movie, as well as a "fresh new crop of cameos from the worlds of movies, TV, music, and podcasting," according to the press release.
As for what Jason Mewes had to say about the sequel, he's excited to get to play an even older version of a man-child:
Watch Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes talk about their return in this new video:
The sequel has been in development for a while, and it seems to be a project that Kevin Smith is excited about, so kudos to him! The filmmaker suffered an almost life-ending heart attack last year and it's clear he wants to make this film a priority. There's no release date yet, but stay tuned for future updates.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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