Filming starts on Jay & Silent Bob Reboot – Latest News (Live Updates)

UPDATE:
In a radio interview with 102.5 The Bone radio station Smith teased a Fall 2019 release.

I think we are out in the fall”


Filming starts next week (February 2019) on the long-awaited follow-up to Kevin Smith’s 2001 film Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. This is his first live-action return to his ‘View Askewniverse’ characters since 2006’s Clerks II. It follows failed attempts to produce a Mallrats TV Series and Clerks III. The film marks Smith’s return to film directing after surviving a heart attack last year.

The film follows a similar premise to the first film and has been described as ‘making fun of reboots, remakes and sequels’.


Latest Casting News

Diedrich Bader (Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back) returns!

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Oh, what a lovely tea party! The first person to sign on to @jayandsilentbob Reboot was @baderdiedrich, so I got to thank him yesterday for being our first official step on the road to reality! Reprising his role as the relentless Security Guard in #jayandsilentbobstrikeback, Diedrich is responsible for one of my absolute favorite days on a set, when he ad-libbed “And after it’s all over, you say ‘Oh, what a lovely tea party.” But the last time we worked together, Diedrich hadn’t done the amazing cartoon series #batmanthebraveandthebold – one of my favorite incarnations of #Batman ever presented. So when Diedrich returned to Reboot, you better believe the #hammersofjustice came out to play! This guy is so fucking talented, he does the dialogue you wrote and then sweetens it with way better bon mots! Even though we’re making a comedy, the schedule is so relentless, you rarely have time to enjoy what’s going on. But yesterday, I slowed down enough to enjoy making pretend with Diedrich again – and I got to laugh out loud! #KevinSmith #diedrichbader #jayandsilentbobreboot #neworleans #ohwhatalovelyteaparty #jayandsilentbob

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TV’s Flash Grant Gustin will also appear according to iMDB

See further casting news below!


Jay & Silent Bob Reboot was originally announced on Instagram February 9th, 2017.  After several posts teasing that the project was in development, on January 25th 2019 Smith announced on Instagram the film had secured distribution from Saban Films; with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.

Director of Photography Yaron Levy (Scream TV Series, Purge TV Series, Fright Night 2) will be shooting the film and filming is taking place mainly in New Orleans; but likely to include some filming in New Jersey and LA. Filming is set for February-April 2019. We expect Smith may tease some footage at San Diego Comic Con 2019. 


Smith recently put out a casting call for Jay & Silent Bob cosplayer extras for a scene that will take place at a comic-con event.


Casting News and Rumours

Confirmed/Strong Rumours:

Shannon Elizabeth returns!

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And Justice for all! It didn’t feel like a true sequel until @shannonelizabeth stepped on the set of @jayandsilentbob Reboot. But it’s almost like she stepped out of a box that was sealed when we wrapped #jayandsilentbobstrikeback – because Shannon hasn’t aged at all! Time marches on, and it’s marched all over my face and Jay’s face – but not Shannon’s! The love of Jay’s life returns to kick our primary plot into gear – and Shannon returned to us from #africa, where she’s been living lately, working to save elephants and rhinos with her @shannonelizabethfdn! So @jaymewes and I were especially appreciative Shannon not only came back but also came far, leaving behind the noble work for a minute to do some silly shit with old friends. One of the hidden highlights of the shoot for me thus far was overhearing #jasonmewes remind #shannonelizabeth that she was his first onscreen kiss. 18 years after we all got together and struck back, we’re reuniting to Reboot! #KevinSmith #jaymewes #jayandsilentbobreboot #neworleans #nostalgia #memberberries🍇#boobookittyfuck

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It goes without saying that Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes will be reprising their roles as the titular characters Jay & Silent Bob. 

Franchise favourite Brian O’Halloran(Clerks) will be appearing as his Clerks character Dante; possibly playing multiple characters. As confirmed by a recent photo from the set:

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FOLLOW @indiemacuser for the latest #KevinSmith News!!! #Repost @thatkevinsmith with @get_repost ・・・ We’re not even supposed to be here today! It was 26 years ago that @briancohalloran and I first gathered at the Quick Stop to start a cinematic journey of a lifetime – a journey that continues in @jayandsilentbob Reboot! With shooting Dante today and Brodie on Day 1, Reboot has thus far played out like my own personal version of the last 10 minutes of Tim Burton’s BIG FISH, as all my old friends and the people who made me what I am today return to say g’bye! Then we reboot that g’bye into a big fat hello! Welcome back to the View Askewniverse, my friends! It’s like the @marvelstudios cinematic universe – just with waaaaaaaay less money. #KevinSmith #jayandsilentbobreboot #brianohalloran #movie #clerks #dante #quickstop #quickstopconvenientstore

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A recent photo from the set confirmed that Jason Lee will be reprising his role as Brodie. Also confirmed to appear as a SWAT officer is David Dastmalchian(Antman, The Flash, Gotham, The Dark Knight) who previously appeared on Smith’s podcast FatmanOnBatman.

Frequent smith collaborator Justin Long will be appearing; reprising his Brandon character from ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porn. As confirmed by IMDB.

Smith recently announced Craig Robinson(Zack and Miri), Frankie Shaw(Hollyweed), Joe Manganiello(Death Saves) and producer Jordan Monsanto would appear in a courtroom scene.

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Here come da’ Judge! @jayandsilentbob had to go to court yesterday with a comedic legal dream team that included a pair of #zackandmirimakeaporno veterans! On the bench was the honorable @mrcraigrobinson, who fought frigid Pittsburgh winter weather with me a decade ago to make a Porno. Speaking of Penguins country, Pittsburgh’s own @deathsaves Dungeon master Mister @joemanganiello was our Bailiff (with producer @jordanmonsanto playing his twin). The creator, star and director of my favorite show, @sho_smilf (as well as my costar in the #hollyweed pilot) @frankieshawisag joined us as the Prosecutor! And for the Defense – my @tuskthemovie brother-in-sewn-up-arms, the genius @therealstephenblatt as the Lawyer (who sounds an awful lot like a Bobby Long-less Brandon St. Randy)! Reboot looks like my extended family scrap book, with cameos from folks I’ve worked with for years (and a few famous folks I’ve never met before but am looking forward to making pretend beside). And these fine folks flew all the way to #nola the day before #mardigras to fling funny around and make my movie better. And since I know what they got paid, I’m relatively sure they didn’t do it for the meager money. There’s a lot of love in this photo (which more resembles the key art for a “Night Court” reboot than the actual scene we shot yesterday). I appreciate that love and send it right back to my fellow thespians for making the cross-country Reboot-y Call! #KevinSmith #jasonmewes #craigrobinson #justinlong #frankieshaw #joemanganiello #deathsaves #jayandsilentbobreboot #JayandSilentBob #JayandSilentBobStrikeBack #indiefilm #indiefilmmaking @dpronlevy @traceylandon @destrofilms @jaymewes @jayandsilentbob @jordanmonsanto @kylebonokaplan 📸 @saban_films @universalpictures @skitbags @hideoutpictures @legionmofficial

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Smith’s frequent collaborator and Podcast co-host Ralph Garman(Family Guy) will also play a small un-known role.
Wrestler Chris Jericho will be making a cameo.

Kevin Smith’s Hollyweed co-Star Donnel Rawlings appears for a Cameo

Smith’s long time producer Scott Mosier (The Grinch) will be making a cameo.

Jason Biggs (American Pie) is appearing in Reboot! Probably reprising his role from the previous film.

View askew favourites Scott Schiaffo and Ernie O’Donnell have also been spotted in the area so are likely to have cameos.

David Mandel (Clerks Animated Series) makes a cameo!

The Comic Book Men stars Ming Chen, Mike Zapcic, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson also make an appearance.

Fatman Beyond Podcast co-host Marc Bernardin will be making a cameo, as confirmed by a recent podcast.


Rumours/Likely collaborators

Smith has asked scream queen legend Jamie Lee Curtis(Halloween) to appear.

Other strong rumours for cameo’s are the rap artist Drake.

 

Keep following this page and our social media for the latest updates!


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