Kevin Smith Shares First Look at the 'Jay and Silent Bob' Reboot

On Friday, director Kevin Smith posted the first in-character look at the new Jay and Silent Bob reboot to his Instagram.

The picture features both characters looking largely the same as you remember them. A little older and a little skinnier, maybe, but otherwise unchanged.

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SNOOGANS! Here’s a first look at @jayandsilentbobreboot, courtesy of our genius @dpronlevy and our master stills artist @kylebonokaplan. On this adventure, Silent Bob’s dressed pretty much the same as he’s been in #Dogma through #clerks2, but Jay’s outfit has changed a bit, including his Ranger Danger t-shirt designed by @captain_ribman (the artist who created my Fat Man logo). Years back when I was working on Clerks III, Ribman and I came up with a slew of Ranger Danger comic covers to flesh out the world of the flick and make it seem like Ranger Danger had been around as long as Superman and the Fantastic Four. When Clerks III went away, the artwork sat dormant on my laptop for years. But when Reboot started taking serious shape, I blew the dust off the Ranger Danger artwork and put it to work all over Brodie’s Secret Stash. But I saved the Dark Knight-ish Ranger Danger: Requiem shirt for Jay to wear throughout the flick because in the world of our movie, Ranger Danger: Requiem is a gritty, rebooted version of a childhood superhero fave. Today marks the end of Week One of filming, and what a wonderful week it’s been! We’ve already shot a fist fulla cameos and @JayMewes is CRUSHING his return to the role that made him famous! If you’re way into this shit like I am, we’ve kicked off a making-of series on my @youtube channel (like we did for Clerks II back in 2006) called “The Road to Reboot”! See it at the link in my bio. #KevinSmith #jaymewes #movie #jayandsilentbobreboot #nola #sabanfilms #neworleans #wwambassador

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Additionally, in a short video entitled “Road to Reboot: Chapter 1” posted to Smith’s YouTube channel this week, the cult-favorite director talks through the process of tech scouting – going to location to find out how best to shoot there.

Traditionally one of his least favorite parts of the filmmaking process, he says he’s found a new appreciation for it after his recent heart attack, as he feels that he’s just “happy to be here.”

“You want to make this movie so bad, you tech scout in a river of human shit, if you have to,” he told himself.

The video also features some new behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot, featuring Smith and co-star Jason Mewes, who plays Jay.

To see Jay and Bob location scouting locations for their new project at a New Orleans Airport, a courtroom, and other places they don’t belong, watch the full video below.

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