At San Diego Comic-Con this week fans will get to see the first trailer for Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot during the filmmaker's Hall H panel on Saturday. While the trailer will be released for the world outside of San Diego Comic-Con sometime after the panel, fans not fortunate enough to be in attendance at the panel aren't totally missing out on all the fun reveals from the upcoming View Askewniverse film. Smith took to social medial on Tuesday to share a first look at the rebooted Bluntman and Chronic characters from the film.
Over on Instagram, Smith shared a piece of artwork that is meant to be the in-movie film poster for the reboot of the Bluntman and Chronic movie that Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) are headed to Hollywood to stop. As you can see from the image, Jay and Silent Bob may just have good reason to want to put a stop to this reboot as it looks like it’s taken some major creative license with Chronic. Check it out below.
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This weekend at @comic_con, we’ll be debuting the @jayandsilentbob Reboot trailer during my Saturday night Hall H panel (right after the @marvelstudios panel)! It’ll go out to the world soon after, so folks are going to see much more of the cast, plot and in-movie artwork. So in anticipation, I’ll be sharing images from #jayandsilentbobreboot that I haven’t made public yet. Like this faux movie artwork upon which our plot turns. In the new adventure, #jayandsilentbob find out the old #bluntmanandchronic movie that was based on them is getting a Reboot - so they go back to Hollywood to stop it all over again! But as with any Reboot, the source material has been modernized - so the rebooted Bluntman movie (the reboot of the movie that starred @biggsjason and @vanderjames) now features a female Chronic! I won’t spoil who plays the new Bluntman and Chronic (it’s in the trailer), so I’ll take some guesses instead: Who’s Behind the Masks? When the trailer drops this weekend, you’ll get to see if you were right. But if you’re at Saturday night’s “Kevin Smith Reboots Hall H” panel, you’ll not only see the Reboot trailer: I’m gonna show you the #Bluntman movie-in-a-movie scene too! I can’t wait to start sharing this epic! It’s my all-time favorite of all my flicks and also a meta scrapbook of my entire career (and life) that sequelizes all the #viewaskew movies in one sprawling story! (NOTE: Reboot comes out in the Fall. The B&C poster says “Summer” because that’s when it comes out in the #viewaskewniverse.) Art by #marianodiaz! #KevinSmith #comiccon #hallh #reboot #jayandsilentbob #viewaskewniverse
As Smith explains in the caption to the photo, the art is a faux movie poster that is apparently a significant part of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot's plot. In the film, which is a follow-up to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the characters "return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the 'Bluntman and Chronic' movie from getting made". The caption also notes that the film will serve as something of one big sequel to all of the other films in the View Askewniverse -- such as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc. -- in something Smith calls "one sprawling story". It's an exciting prospect for fans, but it's definitely an emotional one for Smith, who expressed just what the project means to him in a video he shared earlier this year when shooting on the film wrapped.
"We left Jersey a long time ago, not in our hearts, obviously, but like physically left the place and went so f***ing far," Smith said. "We probably don't go any of these places without me meeting Jason Mewes."
"I'm horrible at talking on the camera when it comes to sharing and baring my heart," Mewes added while tearing up. "That is a f***ing wrap on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and I love this guy and I'm gonna kiss him, and you're gonna see it."