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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is an upcoming 2019 American comedy film written, directed, edited, and starring Kevin Smith. Referring to his 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith has described the film as "literally the same fuсking movie all over again".[1] It is intended to be the seventh film in the View Askewniverse. The film also stars Jason Mewes, and features Smith regulars, including Jason Lee, Brian O'Halloran, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. It is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on October 15, 2019.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKevin Smith
Produced by
Written byKevin Smith
Music byJames L. Venable
CinematographyYaron Levy
Edited byKevin Smith
Distributed bySaban Films
Release date
  • October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)
CountryUnited States



After losing the legal rights to their names over a film reboot of Bluntman and Chronic, Jay and Silent Bob travel across the United States in an attempt to prevent the reboot from being made.[2]


Rosario Dawson, Ralph Garman, Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Method Man, Redman, Chris Jericho, Marc Bernardin, Nicolas Cage, Molly Shannon, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Brody, Dan Fogler, Tommy Chong, Brian Quinn, Karrueche Tran and Robert Kirkman have also been cast in undisclosed roles.[3][4][5][6][7]


Following Clerks II, news has appeared often of other titles to be released in the View Askewniverse; these would include Clerks III and MallBrats. In 2017, Kevin Smith had confirmed that those projects were cancelled for several reasons, but revealed he had written a new film starring Jay and Silent Bob titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The script was already finished when it was announced and it was said that Miramax would produce it. It was announced on January 25, 2019 that Saban Films had acquired distribution rights to the film in association with Universal Pictures.[8] It is the first film in the View Askewniverse not to be produced by Scott Mosier.


Filming was initially set to begin Summer 2017,[9] then moved to August 2018,[10] then to November of that same year.[11] After the various delays, filming finally began on February 25, 2019 in New Orleans [12] exactly one year after Smith suffered a massive and near fatal heart attack.[13]

During the filming of the movie, Smith released a weekly documentary called Road to Reboot, showing what is being filmed that week.[14]

Production wrapped on March 27, 2019 after 21 days of shooting which was the same number of days it took Smith to film his first movie, Clerks, 26 years earlier.[15]


Mewes and Smith were attached to star as early as the film's announcement.

Comic book writer Stan Lee was initially cast as himself in the film in July 2017.[16] But due to his death on November 12, 2018, Lee will instead get a tribute within the film at Brodie Bruce's comics shop.


The film is scheduled to be released on October 15, 2019, as part of two Fathom Events showings. The first showing on October 15 will give away a limited edition poster of the film, and the second and final showing on October 17 from Fathom will be a double feature with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.[17]

Following the Fathom Events showings, Kevin Smith will do a US roadshow tour that will present the film and will proceed with a Q&A session. The roadshow will begin on October 19 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and will continue until December 12 in Los Angeles, California. The tour will also expand to foreign countries near the beginning of 2020.[18]


  1. ^ Shoemaker, Allison (May 27, 2018). "Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Due Out in 2019". Consequence of Sound.
  2. ^ Burlingame, Russ (May 25, 2018). "Kevin Smith Reveals 'Jay And Silent Bob Reboot' Plot Details And Start Date".
  3. ^ "Kevin Smith's 'Jay and Silent Bob' Sequel Is Happening ... No, No. Seriously, It's ACTUALLY Happening". Pajiba. March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Chris Hemsworth joins Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot: Stoked to be part of the film- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. April 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Jones, Biz (April 11, 2019). "Karrueche Officially Joins Jay + Silent Bob Universe - "Can't Wait For Y'All To See"".
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  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 25, 2019). "Kevin Smith's 'Jay And Silent Bob Reboot' Fires Up With Saban Films – Sundance".
  9. ^ "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Is Kevin Smith's New Film After 'Clerks III' and 'Mallrats 2' Went Nowhere". /Film. February 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "'Jay And Silent Bob Reboot' Set To Start Filming This Summer". HuffPost. May 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Movie Shooting This Year". July 23, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  12. ^ Hoover, Vince (November 13, 2018). "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Begins Filming In Early 2019".
  13. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (February 25, 2019). "Kevin Smith Marks 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' Production Start with Behind-the-Scenes Photo".
  14. ^ "Kevin Smith Shares 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' Road To Reboot Chapter 8". Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  15. ^ "KEVIN SMITH HAS WRAPPED ON FILMING THE JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT". March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  17. ^ "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot". Fathom Events. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow". Retrieved July 18, 2019.

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