If you woke up this morning thinking, "Man, I really wish there was a Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back sequel somewhere on the horizon," well, have I got good news for you.
If you did not wake up hoping for news regarding a sequel to Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, well...take a knee.
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. #KevinSmith
For die-hard View Askewniverse enthusiasts, the above Instagram post will probably make your day. If, however, you've outgrown this particular pair of characters and would prefer if Smith avoided making a return to the View Askewniverse well, you are a miserable hater and your opinion is completely invalid. Way to go, hater.
Obviously, there's no guarantee that Jay And Silent Bob Reboot is actually going to get made. At the moment, it exists only as a screenplay and a wish. Will the film get bankrolled? Honestly, I find that hard to believe, but I also recall feeling the same way about the likelihood of Yoga Hosers getting funded in the wake of Tusk (we could say the same for Moose Jaws, which is Smith's next feature and the topper to his Canadian horror-comedy trilogy). So who knows? All we can do is wait and see.
Where do you folks land on this one? Do you want to see these characters onscreen again? Smart move on Smith's part or nah? Sound off in the comments below.