We may not have got to see Clerks III, but Brian O’Halloran’s Dante Hicks and the Quick Stop convenience store are set to make their return to the big screen in the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, with Kevin Smith taking to Twitter to mark the end of the first week’s filming on his new movie by sharing an image of himself alongside his Clerks star.
We’re not even supposed to be here today! It’s the end of Week 1 on #JayAndSilentBobReboot! Many thanks to my cast and #NewOrleans crew for a killer start to the show! And special thanks to @BrianCOHalloran for being there for all 26 years of my cinematic Jersey journey! pic.twitter.com/jCWfrracJ4
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 1, 2019
The last we saw of Dante at the end of Clerks II, he’d purchased the Quick Stop and RST Video with his pal Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson). Given that Anderson turned down the opportunity to return for Clerks III, it remains to be seen whether Randal will be back for the new film, although hopefully Smith will have been able to convince him to make a cameo.
Meanwhile, Smith also shared a first look image of Jay(and Silent Bob to his Instagram account…
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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
In addition to Smith and Jason Mewes, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will also see the return of Jason Lee as Mallrats‘ Brodie Bruce, and is expected to feature a host of familiar View Askewniverse characters, along with cameos “from the worlds of movies, TV, music, and podcasting” – including several cast members from The CW’s DC show The Flash.