Kevin Smith Reveals New Bluntman And Chronic For Jay And Silent Bob Reboot
BFans have waited a long time for Jay and Silent Bob to return to the big screen, and 13 years after they last appeared (in 2006's Clerks II), their resurgence is getting closer - so close, in fact, that there's a 'first look' poster which has been shared by creator Kevin Smith.
Not only can we finally clasp our eyes on the rebooted Bluntman and Chronic characters from the forthcoming movie Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, but we've also been teased with news of a trailer which will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con.
Eagle-eyed viewers might have spotted something different about this pic of Bluntman and Chronic though - they're pretty different to how they were depicted in 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
For a start, it looks as though Chronic has been switched to a female character... and was Bluntman always so brooding and hench?
Well, these plot details should help shed some light on what's going on - the image is actually a promotional poster for a 'film within the film'. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will see Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) venturing to Hollywood to stop a new Bluntman and Chronic movie from being made.
"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 modernised - so the rebooted Bluntman movie... now features a female Chronic!"
He continued: "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 favourite of all my flicks and also a meta scrapbook of my entire career (and life) that sequelises 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.)"
There's no assigned release date just yet (maybe it'll come over the weekend?) but, as Smith said, it will be in the Fall so let's wait and see.
Smith's 'View Askew' movie series commenced in 1994 with the acclaimed comedy Clerks, which introduced the stoner duo of Jay and Silent Bob. The pair would go on to appear in a further five live action films, as well as a range of spin-off cartoons, comics and video games.
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