In Dogma, Damon's Loki and Ben Affleck's Bartleby are a pair of angels trying to get back into heaven after being banished. The film also starred Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Bud Cort, Chris Rock and Jason Lee, among others.
Dogma's Loki is not to be confused with the God of Mischief that Tom Hiddleston plays in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Interestingly enough, however, Damon had a cameo in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok as an Asgardian actor playing Loki in a stage performance.
Fans caught a glimpse of Damon in the trailer for Reboot, but it hadn't yet been confirmed who he'd be playing. Smith announced Damon's role on Instagram, crediting his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith with giving him the idea to bring the actor back as Loki, despite the fact that the character died in Dogma.
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If you’ve seen the @jayandsilentbob trailer (link in my bio) then you know #mattdamon came back! Matty was part of the fun in #jayandsilentbobstrikeback so when we started #JayAndSilentBobReboot, we reached out to Matt to see if he wanted to return to the scene of the crime. When he confirmed, I started thinking about how to best use good Will Hunting and which role he could play. Then @jenschwalbach suggested “Why don’t you use him as Loki?” I scoffed like a hardcore Kevin Smith fan, replying “I can’t play with Loki. Loki died.” Jen smiled and said “Well it’s a good thing you don’t know the writer, or else you might be able to change your idea.” And just like that, my wife made the movie better. I asked costume designer @ruckusaurus to put together a Loki-looking ensemble, found a church, and broke out my life size Dogma action figure. And with that, I was able to do mini-sequels to *all* my #viewaskew flicks in the middle of #jayandsilentbobreboot! Wanna see how it all comes together? Check out our @fathomevents Sneak Preview screenings on October 15th and 17th or come watch the flick with me and @jaymewes when the @jayandsilentbob Reboot Roadshow hits a theater near you! #KevinSmith #goodwillhunting #90skids #viewaskewniverse
Smith also added that with the addition of Loki, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will feature characters from every View Askewniverse film.
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot stars Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Melissa Benoist Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Donnell Rawlings, Joey Lauren Adams and numerous other stars. The film is set to be released on Oct. 15, 2019.