There seems to be some confusion amongst Kevin Smith fans. Jay & Silent Bob Reboot has officially been picked up for theatrical distribution by Saban Films and Legion M. Today, we have a first look image at the pair's triumphant return along with a video that has Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes explaining exactly what is going on. The confusion comes with the title. Some are wondering who will replace Jay and Silent Bob in a reboot, and is that even a good idea? Well, that's not what's really happening here. Consider this a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back.
No one is coming in to replace Jay and Silent Bob. That would be blasphemous on all levels. What we have here is a follow-up that sees Hollywood attempting to remake Bluntman and Chronic, the superhero adaptation that brought the dubious duo to Los Angeles in Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back. The pair, knowing this is a truly bad idea, set out to stop a new Bluntman and Chronic from happening within the View Askewniverse.
Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith have teamed up to provide fans with a first look image from the movie, which hasn't started shooting just yet. Yesterday it was announced that Saban Films had picked up the movie for distribution. As Jay and Bob explain in this first look video, Legion M has also gotten in on the fun. Here is the official update from Legion M.
"Legion M is proud to join Hideout Pictures and Mickey Gooch Jr's Skitbags Entertainment as equity financiers of Kevin Smith's sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith's directorial debut, Clerks, and continued to appear in Smith's cinematic canon including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will take jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time."