Kevin Smith is returning to the Askewniverse, and fans can look forward to seeing it sooner than later.
That's because Kevin Smith celebrated the 16th anniversary of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back by revealing when his sequel, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, will start shooting. Smith said "16 years ago, #JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack was released in theaters. And this Fall, we shoot a follow-up flick called #JayAndSilentBobReboot!"
Smith has been quite busy of late. He continues to helm episodes of the DC CW universe, including ones for Supergirl and The Flash. His podcast empire also continues to expand, but as he revealed during the announcement, he started to miss playing in his creator-owned sandbox.
"So I don't own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or Dogma... But I DO own Jay and Silent Bob," he said. "So while I love playing with someone else's new toys on The Flash 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."
He was set to helm a Clerks sequel, but he revealed that one of the four leads opted out of the film. He then moved to doing a Mallrats movie, but then that turned into a series which failed to materialize. So he then set about working on Jay and Silent Bob. He is also involved in the BBC's Sam and Twitch series.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot currently has a 2.89 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can submit your vote here.