It's been more than a decade since Jason Mewes appeared onscreen as Jay in a live-action Kevin Smith movie, but Jay & Silent Bob Reboot has the actor's seal of approval, he told ComicBook.com ahead of a performance at Wizard World in Nashville this week.
This November, Mewes says he will once again take up the mantle of Jay, a character first written for and based on Mewes back in 1993, for a movie that will hit theaters almost 25 years after Clerks.
“I’ve read the script, and it’s amazing and it’s super clever,” Mewes told ComicBook.com. “It’s called Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, and it’s Jay and Bob making fun of reboots. It’s funny — a couple of people have asked me, ‘are you guys even playing the characters if it’s a reboot?’ It’s not really a reboot, Kevin called it Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, and it’s us making fun of reboots, but the script’s awesome. It’s very funny.”
While Smith has given a general idea of the plot in previous interviews, Mewes stayed mostly quiet, opting to allow his friend to decide how much information should be out there so early in the process. He did share one piece of (relatively obvious) information, though: Smith has been reaching out to old contacts in the hopes of putting some of the old band back together.
“I don’t know what I can talk about, what Kevin would get upset about or not get upset about,” Mewes said. “There’s definitely some fun things: a lot of the people who were in the other movies, Kevin has spoken with a bunch of people from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and people are going to come back in. There’s some more Bluntman & Chronic stuff going down. There’s a lot of fun stuff and a few new, really interesting things that I shouldn’t mention.”
In Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, the titular pair of stoners left New Jersey for Hollywood to attempt to stop a major motion picture based on the indie comic Bluntman & Chronic, featuring characters they inspired. Jay & Silent Bob Reboot will center on the pair doing the same thing again -- this time with the reboot of the Bluntman & Chronic movie.