Kevin Smith is perhaps just as famous for being a huge comic book and comic book movie fanboy, as he is for being a filmmaker. So in a year where the comic book movie Avengers: Endgame became the biggest movie of all time, it’s only fitting that Kevin Smith have a little fun with that in his long-awaited return to his View Askewniverse. He does just for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot with a poster that’s a great spoof on Avengers: Endgame. Check it out:
If there are any superheroes deserving of a serious character poster, conveying import and gravitas, it’s Bluntman and Chronic and their alter-egos/the two stoners upon whom the characters are based, Jay and Silent Bob. This poster for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot does just that, spoofing the kinds of character posters given to the heroes in Avengers films like Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.
All the hallmarks are here. Stern expressions and serious looks: check. Streaks of cool colors in the background: check. Dramatic lighting: check. Characters looking off into the distance in opposite directions: check. Kevin Smith’s character Silent Bob has a bit of flow to his hair as he is turned away, hands in his pockets like a badass reluctant warrior. He actually kind of reminds me of Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne here too.
Even the logo for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot kind of looks like it is turning to dust, as if snapped away by Thanos. There is no Thanos in this poster but Jason Mewes’ Jay is striking a fighting stance and instead of wielding an Infinity Gauntlet, he is wearing an extremely large flesh-colored Hulk hand. That hand of course belonged to Mark Hamill’s Cock Knocker in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. He lost that hand Luke Skywalker style in a duel with Jason Mewes’ Chronic.
To show how similar this spoof poster for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is to those from the Avengers films, check out a Spider-Man poster from Avengers: Infinity War and a Captain America poster from Avengers: Endgame below.
It’s a great spoof poster, not only because we know what a huge MCU fan Kevin Smith is, but because Jay and Silent Bob are nothing like the Avengers and the seriousness of Avengers: Endgame is the exact opposite of what we’ll find in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The trailer for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot makes it clear that this movie will be crude, rude, goofy and ridiculous. Basically exactly what we want it to be.
This poster is also fitting because Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is kind of spoofing superhero films and Hollywood’s reboot culture. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back previously found the titular duo going to Hollywood to stop a movie getting made about the Bluntman and Chronic characters they inspired. Now they’re trying the reboot of that property from getting made.
If you think this poster would look good on your wall next to an Avengers: Endgame poster, and who wouldn’t, you’re in luck. As Kevin Smith announced on his Twitter account, there will be special Fathom Events screenings of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot on October 15. Those who attend this screening will get a copy of this poster free, while supplies last of course. There will also be a double feature with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot on October 17.
Do ‘whatever it takes’ to see Jay and Silent Bob Reboot when it hits theaters on October 15. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of everything headed your way in the coming months.
Nick grew up in Maryland has degrees in Film Studies and Communications. His life goal is to walk the earth, meet people and get into adventures. He’s also still looking for The Adventures of Pete and Pete season 3 on DVD if anyone has a lead.
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