On Saturday, attendees at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con gathered together for the annual “An Evening with Kevin Smith” event in Hall H, home to many of the weekend’s biggest moments. The famous Clerks director didn’t have any major trailers to drop for the many projects he is currently attached to, though he did have a significant update to his long-promised followup to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Aside from himself and Jason Mewes, the film will feature the acting talents of the CW’s popular The Flash series.
According to ComicBook.com, Smith announced that Flash star Grant Gustin, who plays the titular hero and his alter ego, Barry Allen, will be in the new movie. So too will Gustin’s fellow cast members, Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes, who play Harrison Wells and Carlos Ramon, respectively. Despite adding their names to the project, however, Smith refrained from offering any details as to who the three might be playing in the film.
Back in May, the director offered a brief description of what the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot would entail during a Q&A session on his Fat Man on Batman podcast:
“We’re doing a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and it’s called Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” Smith told fans. “It’s us, it’s me and Jay so it’s not really strictly a reboot in the way that people think of a reboot. If you remember Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back it was a movie in which Jay and Silent Bob found out Hollywood was making a movie about them so they went cross country to Hollywood to stop that from happening. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is completely f–ing different. In Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Jay and Silent Bob find out that Hollywood is making a reboot of that old movie that they had made about them, and they have to go cross the country to Hollywood to stop it all over again. It’s literally the same f–ing movie all over again. It’s a movie that makes fun of sequels and remakes and reboots while being all three at the same time.”
That Smith would cast Gustin, Cavanagh and Valdes in the movie makes sense. Not only is he a huge fan of the Flash character, but he also directed three episodes of the television series — one this past season, and two others back in 2016. In the more recent episode, “Null and Annoyed,” Smith and Mewes even cameoed as versions of their Jay and Silent Bob characters in a quick scene.