After suffering a near-fatal heart attack last year, Kevin Smith is now back on his feet and working on his next film, the Jay and Silent Bob reboot. While Smith himself has confirmed numerous celebrity appearances, this latest one brings back Clerks II star Rosario Dawson.
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There are very few people I love in this business as much as @rosariodawson! So when Ro-Dawg Rebooted with us, I was reminded how she can take boring old Kevin Smith lines and make magic! Getting the always-in-demand Dawson into @jayandsilentbob Reboot required Ro to go above and beyond and take a few flights to get #neworleans. It would’ve been more than understandable if she couldn’t make it. But my friend made moves and interrupted her busy life and work schedule to come play with us in the #viewaskewniverse once again. I can honestly say she made the movie better! When she was wrapped, Rosario gave me this giant hug and said “I’m happy you’re still here.” This woman is who I aspire to be in life: a consummate professional and an incomparable human being. The only stain on her otherwise stellar resume is that she’s now played two #viewaskew characters. One more and they’ll kick her out of Hollywood. #KevinSmith #rosariodawson #jayandsilentbobreboot #clerks2 #friendship #sabanfilms
We don’t know who Dawson is playing the movie yet, but Smith seems to have confirmed that she won’t be reprising her role of Becky from Clerks II. It looks like she’ll be playing someone completely new, and hopefully someone memorable as well.
Personally, I would have loved to see what’s happened to Becky ever since the Clerks sequel. Dawson was absolutely memorable in the role, and maybe we could have gotten an update on middle-aged Dante and Randall as well.
Besides Dawson, the movie has already confirmed appearances from celebs like Jason Lee, James Van Der Beek, Kate Miccuci, Molly Shannon, Shannon Elizabeth, and Jason Biggs—and that’s not even all of them yet.
With this movie being the one thing that Smith said was on his mind when he almost died, I’m actually excited to see what’s in store for the film. I’ve always considered Smith to be just as great as writing dialogue as Quentin Tarantino, and though his films never get Oscar nominations or accolades, they’re always fun to watch.
No release date has been announced for the Jay and Silent Bob reboot.