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  • First film to feature Jay & Silent Bob in live action since Clerks II (2006). They made an animated appearance in Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013).
  • First entry in the View Askewniverse since Clerks II (2006), which was intended to be a second attempt as a final chapter after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).
  • This film was announced on Kevin Smith's Facebook page when he made clear that Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 wouldn't be made. Two weeks before Jay and Silent Bob Reboot was released, however, Smith revealed that after a day of signing movie memorabilia with Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes, they had so much story material that they decided that Clerks III was definitely back in production again.
  • Despite what was earlier stated, this was not a direct sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). It was a direct sequel to Clerks II.
  • The new movie will take jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time.
  • At a live recording of their podcast, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, in Ontario, CA in December 2017, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes announced that Jason Lee will be reprising his role as Brodie Bruce in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019).
  • Kevin Smith decided to make this film while he was in the hospital with a near-fatal heart attack in 2018. He said that being so close to death, he simply couldn't bear the thought that Yoga Hosers (2016) would be his final film. He also wanted to have a good memory of working with Jason Mewes on a Jay and Silent Bob movie, since Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) had been extremely complicated by Mewes' drugs and alcohol problems. Filming began on the year anniversary of Smith's heart attack.
  • Kevin Smith first announced his idea of a Jay and Silent Bob Reboot on Instagram on February 9, 2017.
  • The first cut of the movie was completed on April 15, 2019 and ran 1 hour and 54 minutes.
  • Kevin Smith has directed four episodes of Melissa Benoist's series Supergirl (2015): "Supergirl Lives (2017)" (which features a guest appearance by his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith), "Distant Sun (2017)", "Damage (2017)", and "Bunker Hill (2018)".
  • This is the first collaboration between Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck since Clerks II (2006). They had a falling out which lasted almost a decade, with Smith confessing that he "has a big mouth and told too many candid stories that sometimes weren't his to tell". In early 2019, Affleck was interviewed for Triple Frontier (2019) where he indicated that he had not been contacted for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019), but would be available. Smith subsequently reached out to Affleck, and stated that their reunion was "emotional" and "brought back a massive missing piece of my heart". He wrote Affleck's part (a reprise of his Holden McNeill role from Chasing Amy (1997)) into the movie one week before the end of production, with the scene shot on the very last day. Smith called the scene "one of the best bits of cinema I've ever been involved with: it's absolutely magical and life-affirming and all the things I really care about now, post-heart attack."
  • Kevin Smith claimed that Stan Lee was originally meant to play a pivotal role in the film's third act. Unfortunately, Lee sadly passed away before any of his scenes could be filmed. After some rewrites, Smith revealed that the film would contain a "tribute" in Lee's memory.
  • In Milly's room you can see a poster for a movie called "Bussing" with multi colored letters on a white background. This was Kevin Smith's first idea for a movie about busboys, which grew into Clerks (1994), his first film. Hence why the poster is in the same style as the Clerks (1994) poster.
  • Throughout the movie, Jay's hat has a button with a cartoon bear behind a steering wheel. This is the bear from an episode of the animated "Clerks" series. The bear appears during a sequence where the animation style changes due to a lost script and the line "Who is driving? Oh my god, bear is driving, how can that be?" is spoken.
  • This is the second film that feature roles for two different actors who've played live action Batman in a movie: Ben Affleck and Val Kilmer. The other is Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998) featuring Michael Keaton and George Clooney.
  • Jay and Silent Bob overhear someone give their credit card information and use it for funding part of their trip. The name of the character is Ted Underhill. In Fletch (1985), Fletch charges his stay and meals to a Ted Underhill's account. Director Kevin Smith was once set to direct the prequel 'Fletch Won', but the project was canceled because he couldn't get Jason Lee to play Fletch.
  • When Jay & Silent Bob are talking to Ben Affleck and he (Affleck) introduces his daughter. The little girl is actually Jason Mewes' real-life daughter, Logan Lee Mewes.
  • In the scene where Jay (Jason Mewes) meets his unexpected love child, Millennium (Harley Quinn Smith), Smith's band 'The Tenth' can be heard playing in the background.
  • Originally, the character of "Kevin Smith" was never to appear in the movie, with Stan Lee serving a much bigger role in the film's third act. However, after the passing of Stan Lee, Kevin Smith added himself to try and fill the void.
  • Will Farrell was approached to reprise his role from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but had to pass due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The Mooby's manager is Kevin Smith's real-life wife. She's one of the few people to play a completely different character in the reboot. In the original she played the part of Missy.
  • The name Mr Underhill is also the name Frodo Baggins uses when he doesn't want to be recognised.

Spoilers

  • After the credits is a scene revealing Jay and Silent Bob were responsible for the gum in the lock of the Quick Stop shutters.
  • When Jay and Silent Bob visit Brodie's comic shop in the mall, the song "Social" by Squirtgun can be heard in the background. This song played over the opening credits of Mallrats.
  • This is the second time that Shannon Elizabeth has played an intelligent woman who has a one night stand with a dimwitted stoner, resulting in the birth of a daughter. The first time was on That '70s Show (1998) with the character of Michael Kelso (played by Ashton Kutcher).
  • During the Klan meeting when Silent Bob starts talking he is paraphrasing Alec Baldwin's speech from Glengarry Glen Ross.
  • The appearance of Grant Hicks from Dogma confirms that God brought all of the people killed by Bartleby back to life, rather than taking them to Heaven.
  • Jay's daughter in the film is Silent Bob (Kevin Smith)'s daughter in real life. This is why Jay makes the joke "Who's the father? Is it Silent Bob?"
  • When Kevin Smith goes backstage at Chronic Con and puts on his smoking jacket, he is wearing a tee shirt with George Carlin on it. George Carlin was a prominent addition to several of Kevin Smith's films including Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but passed away in 2008.
  • Features two actors who have played Bruce Wayne/Batman -- Ben Affleck and Val Kilmer.
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