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!
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
Shannon Elizabeth returns!
It goes without saying that Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes will be reprising their roles as the titular characters Jay & Silent Bob.
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.
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!
Fatman Beyond Podcast co-host Marc Bernardin will be making a cameo, as confirmed by a recent podcast.
Smith has asked scream queen legend Jamie Lee Curtis(Halloween) to appear.
Other strong rumours for cameo’s are the rap artist Drake.