The fan-favorite actor will be portraying a fictional version of herself playing Chronic, the stoner superhero based on Jay's likeness. Jay actor Jason Mewes provided a sneak peek of the upcoming comedy film at this year's Saturn Awards, which revealed the most extensive look yet at Benoist's role. We also see Val Kilmer as Silent Bob's alter ego Bluntman and Tommy Chong as a stoner version of their faithful butler Alfred.
Poking fun at Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the clip has Chronic and Bluntman confront each other in the Bluntcave, with the estranged crimefighting partners now going up against each other in the film-within-the-film.
"Let me be blunt, man, I liked you when you were silent, Bob," taunts Benoist's Chronic as Jay and Silent Bob watch the cinematic incarnations of themselves on the big screen. "I"m ready to blast your ass and kick you right in the hater tots."
Just as Batman used the Kryptonite gas grenade launcher in Dawn of Justice, Kilmer's Bluntman comes prepared for the conflict with a very different gas grenade of his own.
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.