It looks like the fictional character duo that became a phenomenon in the late 90’s to early 2000’s, Jay and Silent Bob, will be returning to the big screen. The announcement was made from the Twitter account of American actor, comedian, and filmmaker Kevin Smith who created the stoner duo.
Jay and Silent Bob first made their appearance in the classic 1994 indie film Clerks, which become a cult film through the 90’s. Since then, Smith (who portrays Silent Bob) has used the characters in most all of his films, comics, television series, and even the podcast he has done with the other half of his duo, American actor Jason Mewes (Jay). All of these properties reside within Smith’s “View Askewniverse” where he keeps his characters such as the aforementioned duo. Fans have wondered when there would be a new property utilizing the two characters, especially since Smith has confirmed working on a new Jay and Silent Bob reboot in February of 2017.
I first posted about #JayAndSilentBobReboot on @instagram 2/9/17. It’s been 2 years and 1 week since that post, during which time I almost died. But a week from Monday, we finally start rolling on Reboot. Never give up, Kids. Even when your heart wants to. https://t.co/D2khMMx5iR pic.twitter.com/00zHJ4LVQe
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 16, 2019
In this tweet, Smith acknowledges his previous promise of a reboot and the challenges he faced with a heart attack which almost killed him in the previous year. The reboot would be of the same vein as 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, a buddy comedy of the iconic stoners on a road trip. Since that is also the only movie that Smith owns the rights to, it is the easiest to continue. According to his tweet, production on the film is set to start a week from Monday (yesterday) and it will be interesting, to say the least, how this film pans out.