Chris Hemsworth makes guest appearance in Jay And Silent Bob return

Chris Hemsworth has ticked one movie dream off his bucket list by filming an appearance for the long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob sequel. The Avengers star took to Instagram over the weekend (13-14Apr19) to share a series of photos of himself and actor/…

Chris Hemsworth has ticked one movie dream off his bucket list by filming an appearance for the long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob sequel.

The Avengers star took to Instagram over the weekend (13-14Apr19) to share a series of photos of himself and actor/director Kevin Smith messing around.

“The man, the myth, the legend. The one and only @thatkevinsmith !!!” Chris captioned the snaps. “Stoked to be a part of his next film Jay And Silent Bob Reboot. What a pleasure it was hanging out mate.”

The filmmaker also documented the get-together on his own social media page, joking about how he was hoping to give the “fresh face from young Hollywood” his big break.

“I’m gonna take a chance on this up and coming charismatic kid from Australia and help him out on his star trek with a low key role in Jay And Silent Bob Reboot,” Smith quipped.

“He’s a killer comedic actor but I keep telling him that the real money’s in Marvel movies. In a just world, he’d get to at least screen test for them. Regardless, I’ll keep you posted on Chris’ Hollywood progress.”

Production on Jay And Silent Bob Reboot wrapped last week (ends12Apr19).

The film reunites Smith with his original co-star Jason Mewes, who plays Jay to his Silent Bob character, 24 years after the two titular characters made their debuts in 1994 movie Clerks.

They went on to reprise their roles for small appearances in Kevin’s other films, including 1995’s Mallrats, 1997’s Chasing Amy, and Dogman in 1999, before stepping out in their own 2001 project, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

The two co-stars last rekindled their onscreen friendship for 2006’s Clerks 2.

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Kevin Smith kicked off Jay and Silent Bob reboot on heart attack anniversary

Filmmaker Kevin Smith marked the first anniversary of his near-fatal heart attack by kicking off production for his long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob sequel. The Clerks director nearly died on 25 February, 2018 when he was hospitalised for emergency sur…

Filmmaker Kevin Smith marked the first anniversary of his near-fatal heart attack by kicking off production for his long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob sequel.

The Clerks director nearly died on 25 February, 2018 when he was hospitalised for emergency surgery after falling ill at the end of a comedy gig in Glendale, California.

The massive health scare forced Kevin to reevaluate his diet and embark on a healthy eating and exercise programme, showing off the results of his 51 pound (23 kilogram) weight loss in August.

Monday (25Feb19) marked the anniversary of Kevin’s heart attack, and he spent the day on the set of his much-hyped Jay and Silent Bob project.

The significance of the date wasn’t lost on the 48 year old, and he subsequently commemorated the occasion with an on-set selfie as he reunited with co-star Jason Mewes, who plays Jay to his Silent Bob character.

Jason Lee, who portrayed Brodie Bruce in the 2001 cult stoner comedy, also featured in the snap, confirming his movie return.

In the lengthy and emotional caption, Smith reflected on how close he had come to death just one year ago, as he threw himself into his new project.

“Today, I’m living it up on with @jaymewes and Jason Lee on Day 1 of my new flick @jayandsilentbob Reboot…!” he wrote, after reminding fans he “almost died”.

Smith then explained how the three pals had gathered to rehearse their lines on Sunday night (24Feb19), during the Oscars telecast, which made the actor/filmmaker realise how thankful he was to still be around.

“The Oscars were on in the background during our practice and I couldn’t help but feel relief when the ‘In Memoriam’ montage ended and I wasn’t in it,” he shared.

“We picked 2/25 as the Reboot start date *intentionally*, to celebrate the fact that I did not become Silent Bob forever 365 days ago. But after a blissful couple hours of making pretend with my friends on the set of my 14th film, I’m starting to think I *did* die in that operating room after all. Because what could be more Heavenly than this?”

The film, simply titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, reunites Smith with Mewes and producer Jordan Monsanto 24 years after the two titular characters made their debuts in 1994 movie Clerks.

Smith and Mewes went on to reprise their characters for small appearances in Kevin’s other films, including 1995’s Mallrats, 1997’s Chasing Amy, and Dogman in 1999, before stepping out in their own 2001 project, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

The two co-stars last rekindled their onscreen friendship for 2006’s Clerks 2.

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Kevin Smith kicks off 2019 with Jay and Silent Bob reboot meeting

Filmmaker Kevin Smith launched 2019 by beginning work on the long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob reboot. The actor/director took to Twitter on New Year’s Day (01Jan19) to reveal that the project was inching ever closer to production, after previously conf…

Filmmaker Kevin Smith launched 2019 by beginning work on the long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob reboot.

The actor/director took to Twitter on New Year’s Day (01Jan19) to reveal that the project was inching ever closer to production, after previously confirming he had written a draft script for a sequel to the 2001 cult stoner comedy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, in the summer of 2017.

Now Smith, who starred as mute co-protagonist Silent Bob in the movie he also directed, is preparing to get its follow-up, tentatively titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, in front of cameras in the near future.

The film would reunite Smith with friend and co-star Jason Mewes and producer Jordan Monsanto, 24 years after the two titular characters made their debuts on 1994 movie Clerks.

“Spent the first day of 2019 having a #JayAndSilentBobReboot pre-pre-production meeting,” he captioned a snap of himself and Jordan.

“@JayMewes took this pic of me and @JordanMonsanto to both mark the moment and to document that we were the only dopes in Hollywood working on the holiday.”

Smith and Mewes went on to reprise their characters for small appearances in Kevin’s other films, including 1995’s Mallrats, 1997’s Chasing Amy, and Dogman in 1999, before stepping out in their own 2001 project, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

The two co-stars last rekindled their onscreen friendship for 2006’s Clerks 2.

Further details about the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot have yet to be revealed, but last July (18), Smith teased the additions of The Flash actor Grant Gustin, and his TV co-stars Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes to the cast, although it’s not clear what roles they will each take on.

The original Jay and Silent Bob film was an all-star affair, with appearances by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, and Mark Hamill.

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