Director Kevin Smith promised that Jay & Silent Bob Reboot would feature lots of cameos, and it looks like he's living up to his word. After already revealing several guest actors over the past month, he has just revealed another two iconic '90s actors and View Askewniverse veterans who would be joining the film.
Both James Van Der Beek and Jason Biggs will return for the upcoming film These two actors portrayed themselves and played the drug-themed superheroes Bluntman and Chronic in the movie-within-the-movie from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
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SPOILERS: Bluntman & Chronic Classic! @vanderjames and @biggsjason came back to play and it was bliss! Their scene in @jayandsilentbob Reboot was one of the first I wrote and I couldn’t wait to shoot it! But as fun as it was on the page, the boys took it to the stars when we rolled cameras! They were spitting comedic fire like they’d been working together for the last two decades - not just 1 time in #jayandsilentbobstrikeback 18 years ago. I can’t thank them enough for flying all the way down to #nola to make jokes about themselves, our old movie and our new movie too! And holy shit, they look like they were preserved in amber from 2001! The plot of #jayandsilentbobreboot takes #jayandsilentbob to Chronic Con - a pop culture convention centered around the campy old Bluntman and Chronic movie starring Biggs and Van Der Beek (the movie that’s getting a reboot). So for the last week, we’ve been in a fake version of a very familiar world! For 8 drafts, the event was called BluntCon - because I didn’t want to step on the toes of the funny flick by @youdontknowdoug. But in the 9th draft, I went for the more sensible (and alliterative) title. Can’t wait to show scenes from our faux con at this summer’s @comic_con! #KevinSmith #jasonbiggs #jamesvanderbeek #neworleans #bluntmanandchronic #sabanfilms
In the Instagram post, Kevin Smith revealed that both actors would be returning to reprise their roles as heightened versions of themselves in the View Askewniverse. The fictionalized actors will appear at Chronic Con, a convention dedicated to the Bluntman & Chronic movie that was featured in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and will being rebooted in this movie.
Smith also said that the two had not worked together since Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 18 years ago but was "spitting comedic fire like they'd been working together for the last two decades."
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.