Last time we saw Jay and Silent Bob, they were back in front of their old haunt, the Quick Stop, at the conclusion of Clerks 2, but it sound s as though we haven’t yet seen the last of them based on a recent Facebook post from Kevin Smith, who not only created the pair, but also stars as Silent Bob. Read on to find out more.
Smith recently took to his official Instagram page to add a heart wrenching post in which he admits his disappointment in the fact that his two upcoming Askewniverse projects, Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 have fallen apart. However in the post and he also reveals that he is currently working on another Jay and Silent Bob film, tentatively titled, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, he even managed to include a picture of the title page.
The film is to feature the pair returning to Hollywood in order to stop the reboot of Bluntman and Chronic, the film the attempted to stop sixteen years ago in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. With Hollywoods current trend of rebooting properties, you can expect the film to be full of satirical references to the wider world of films, and probably a few dick and fart jokes thrown in for good measure.
In the post, Smith wrote:
“This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids – @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here’s the story: Sadly, Clerks III can’t happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead… which also didn’t happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. I’ve pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I’m not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I’ve been lucky to make anything at all, there’s so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? Then when I started directing @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold #Clerks and #Mallrats years ago, they’re owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. I don’t mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So I don’t own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or #Dogma… But I DO own #jayandsilentbob. So while I love playing with someone else’s new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating. And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old “Bluntman & Chronic Movie” they hated so much. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they’re into it, so I’m hoping we’ll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you’re patient and malleable.”
You can check out the full post on his Instagram linked below.
Whilst this is unlikely to excite those who are not a fan of Smith’s work, it will definitely be a welcome return to the universe for those that are. It is a shame that we won’t be seeing the sequels to Mallrats and Clerks 2 in the future, it could be that he incorporates as many aspects that he can into Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
There is currently no release date set, but we shall hopefully find out more in the near future.
What do you think? Are you excited for this film? Would you prefer if the characters stayed away for good? Let us know below!
Source: Kevin Smith Instagram