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Snoochie boochies! It looks like Jay and Silent Bob are back! Again. For the dozenth time.

But this time, it’s personal—well, sort of. According to Kevin Smith (aka Silent Bob, aka the writer/director of ClerksMallratsChasing AmyDogmaClerks II, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back… among many, many other projects), there’s a new flick in the works. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot seems to be a purposeful ribbing of Hollywood’s love of the reboot franchise. Just the other day, we talked about a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. And lord knows they’re milking Star Wars for all it’s worth. And don’t even get me started on all the Batman reboots.

Here’s what the man himself had to say about the upcoming project:

This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids – @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead… which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. I've pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I'm not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I've been lucky to make anything at all, there's so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? Then when I started directing @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold #Clerks and #Mallrats years ago, they're owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. I don't mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So I don't own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or #Dogma… But I DO own #jayandsilentbob. So while I love playing with someone else's new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I'm getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating. And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old "Bluntman & Chronic Movie" they hated so much. It's a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business's recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they're into it, so I'm hoping we'll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you're patient and malleable. #KevinSmith

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Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good Jay and Silent Bob movie. I mean, Clerks II was fantastic, and Mallrats gave me an ineffable sort of Jersey pride… that Garden State almost destroyed. (If you’ve never seen Mallrats, you’re messing up. If you’re from New Jersey and you’ve never seen it, you’ve committed a mortal sin.) But while Kevin Smith remains successful, with stints like directing episodes of The Flash and Supergirl, his original work hasn’t exactly been on point, lately. I refer you to Yoga Hosers, the categorically panned, overly Canadian-themed flick Smith seemed to have written solely for his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith*. Also, just look at Tusk. That shit was awful.

*An aside: Mad respect; this guy clearly loves Batman far more than I do—enough to name his daughter after a character invented by Bruce Timm exclusively for the universally acknowledged best take on Batman, Batman The Animated Series—which is exactly why it was so painful to watch him screw up his one take at penning a Batman storySeriously?! You had the Dark Knight wet his pants?! Unac-freaking-ceptible.

In any case, while Smith does provide us a lengthy explanation in the form of his Instagram post, we’d probably be wise to take this endeavor with a big, fat grain of salt. Best of luck, though. I think, with everything going on in the world today, we could all use another iteration of Bluntman and Chronic.

(h/t BroBible)

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