When director Kevin Smith started shooting Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, he promised that there would be a ton of cameos in the movie. It turns out that one of the cameos will be WWE legend Chris Jericho will appear in the film.
This won't be one of the super secret cameos that pops up in his movies, since The reveal came with two photos on Instagram of Smith, his Jay and Silent Bob co-star Jason Mewes and Jericho side-by-side-by-side.
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I was there when #y2jayandsilentbob happened! @chrisjerichofozzy joined #jayandsilentbobreboot last week in a scene stolen from some of the 80’s road movies I grew up watching! This was the first time @jaymewes shared screen time with #rawisjericho but it’s the second time I’ve worked with the #fozzy frontman (the first being on the forthcoming horror anthology #killroywashere). And both times, this super sweet Canadian kid has been cast waaaaay against type. If I ever get to make another movie after this one, I told Chris he’s gonna be a good guy (maybe we’ll finally do that Canadian James Bond comedy we talked about on the podcast that one time). After today, we only have 8 shooting days left on @jayandsilentbob Reboot, which is basically the entire third act. I’ve got 40 minutes of the movie already edited and I’ll cut more this weekend. Thanks to @dpronlevy, the movie is way better than I even wanted it to be (Reboot is easily one of my best looking movies to date). And starting at noon, it’s all cameos all the time from here on out, as fresh famous faces join us every day until we wrap! #KevinSmith #chrisjericho #jasonmewes #jaymewes #roadmovie #sabanfilms #neworleans
Kevin Smith wrote that Chris Jericho joined the cast of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot last week and was part of a scene that Smith stole from some of the road trip movies he watched in the '80s. Smith also pointed out that this was the first time that Jericho and Mewes shared the screen together in a movie.
Smith worked with Jericho previously in the horror anthology movie Killroy Was Here. Smith previously described that movie as ”Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”
Smith said that in both Killroy Was Here and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Jericho plays "waaaaay against type" and that if they ever work together again, Jericho will be a good guy. That makes it sound like he might not be be one of the obstacles standing in the way of Jay and Silent Bob obtaining their goals.
Kevin Smith also revealed that there are only eight shooting days remaining, is editing as he shoots, and has 40 minutes of the film already pieced together. He said that the last eight days of shooting is "all cameos all the time."
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot stars Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Donnell Rawlings and more. The film is expected to hit theaters later this year.