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Rebootch to the Nootch! Fans were delighted this Saturday at LA Comic Con 2019 when two of the most iconic duos in film history took the stage. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith have graced both the big and small screens for years as the hilarious stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob. After appearing in six live-action theatrical films (and one animated) together, the duo are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”. “Reboot” sees our heroes once again embarking on a road trip to Hollywood to stop production on a film reboot of the old “Bluntman and Chronic” movie based on their likeness.
“The film pokes fun at reboots, remakes, and sequels while being all three at the same time,” said Smith, who not only plays Silent Bob, but has also written and directed every “Jay and Silent Bob” film to date! Smith and Mewes shared that this was a film each of them had wanted to make for a long time, especially after the unfortunate development problems surrounding Clerks III and Mallrats 2. Smith noted that while he set out to essentially make the same movie as 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, he also wanted to make it a movie about fatherhood. In 2015, Mewes himself became a father to a baby girl named Logan.
Smith noted that watching Mewes be a dad really informed and help shape the movie into what it became, as the film’s subplot deals with the character of Jay learning he has a love child, Milly, who is played by Smith’s real-life daughter Harley Quinn Smith. “Everytime I put a picture of me and the kid on Instagram everyone says “I don’t know man, she looks more like Jay then you!” so naturally I had to cast my daughter as Jay’s daughter in the flick”, said Smith.
The panel concluded with a small clip from the film featuring the return of Jason Lee reprising his iconic role from 1995’s Mallrats as Brodie Bruce, the ever-witty comic book geek that now operates his own comic book store in the local mall. Smith and Mewes also invited fans to the Legion M booth after the panel to take part in a Jay and Silent Bob-themed cosplay photo shoot, which can be viewed below!
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot hits theatres via Fathom Events on October 15th and 17th. Tickets are on sale now at fathomevents.com/reboot