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Ben Affleck Wants To Reunite With Kevin Smith For ‘Jay And Silent Bob Reboot,’ But It Might Be Too Late

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Earlier this week, Collider published an interview with Ben Affleck where the Triple Frontier star sounded like he was ready to bury the hatchet with director Kevin Smith, his former-friend who he hasn’t talked to in years. “Your guess is a good as mine,” the Oscar winner replied when asked whether he’ll appear in the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. “I haven’t been asked to make an appearance, but you never know, there’s still time. We’ll see. I think if it was up to me, I would rather do Holden than Shannon, but I would defer to Kevin.”

If only Affleck had made his comments earlier: filming on Reboot is now complete. “IT IS ACCOMPLISHED! Last night, after a 21 day shoot (the same number of days in which we shot CLERKS some 26 years ago), we wrapped my Askewniverse magnum opus #JayAndSilentBobReboot,” Smith tweeted. “Thank you to my #NewOrleans crew, my cast and especially @JayMewes for his stellar performance!” That makes it extremely unlikely we’ll see the Batfleck in Reboot, although there’s always a possibility of a cameo during reshoots.

There’s one familiar face from the View Askewniverse who has been confirmed for the film, however: Rosario Dawson, last seen in Clerks II. “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,” Smith wrote in a glowing Instagram post.

Here’s the full caption:

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. (Via)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot does not have a release date yet.

(Via Instagram)

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