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Kevin Smith Celebrates As Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Begins Production

On the one year anniversary of Kevin Smith’s heart attack that gave him a new lease on life, the actor and filmmaker is “living it up” with co-stars Jason Mewes and Jason Lee on the set of the Jay and Silent Bob reboot. Marking day one of shooting, Smith shared a post on social media to commemorate the event with this heartfelt message.

“One year ago today, I almost died. So today, I’m living it up on with Jason Mewes and Jason Lee on Day 1 of my new flick Jay And Silent Bob Reboot! Big thanks to Saban Films and Universal for the loot to make this epic, Jordan Monsanto and Destro Films for making it happen, Jen Schwalbach and Harley Quinn Smith for humoring my goofy bullshit one more time, and Jason Mewes for standing beside me all these years while I do the hardest thing I can personally ever do, either in film or in real life: simply shut the fuck up. I couldn’t think of a better scene with which to start the shoot than the return to the Mall with Brodie Bruce. The three of us gathered for a couple hours last night to run the lines and realized we first rehearsed together waaaaay back in the mid-90’s. It may be 24 years later and we may have 6 kids between us, but Jay, Lee and me partied like it was 1995, giggling while adding jokes and finding inflections. 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. 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?”

Smith and Jason Mewes are reprising their title roles alongside other stars (and new faces) from the original film. Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith’s directorial debut, Clerks, and continued to appear in Smith’s cinematic canon including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will take jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time.

Saban Films is planning to release the sequel theatrically and production is currently underway. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group acquired all foreign rights to the movie. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Liz Destro for Destro Film.

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Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Picked Up By Saban Films

Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is moving forward with Saban Films, who picked up the North American rights to the project.

Smith and Jason Mewes are reprising their title roles alongside other stars (and new faces) from the original film. Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith’s directorial debut, Clerks, and continued to appear in Smith’s cinematic canon including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will take jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time.

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley commented, “Jay and Silent Bob is a global franchise which has a very loyal fan base. Partnering with Kevin at script stage on the next chapter of these iconic characters is a huge milestone. This is the beginning of a new initiative at Saban Films, to partner on IP with seasoned filmmakers and talent early on in the creative process all the way through distribution.”

Smith said, “Last February, I almost died. So on the one year anniversary of my widow maker heart attack, as a celebration of life and a big ol’ F you to Death, my best friend and I will be rolling cameras on a sequel/remake/reboot of a movie we first made nearly twenty years ago! In Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back our herbal heroes found out Hollywood was making a movie based on them, so they journeyed out to Hollywood to stop it. But I’ve learned so much as a storyteller and have grown immensely as a filmmaker since then, so audiences can expect something completely different: In Jay & Silent Bob Reboot our herbal heroes find out Hollywood is making a reboot of the old movie that was based on them, so they journey out to Hollywood to stop it again. I offer my (literal) undying thanks to our amazing partners at Saban and Universal for making this dream come true and backing this cinematic silliness!”

Mewes added, “I’m tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again. It may be 25 years since I first played the idiot man-child from Jersey but this time’s going to be the best because I’ve really grown into the role of idiot man-child in my old age.”

Saban Films is planning to release the sequel theatrically and production is currently underway. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group acquired all foreign rights to the movie. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Liz Destro for Destro Film.

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Excelsior! A Celebration of The Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee

Celebrate Stan Lee’s extraordinary life and legacy with the tribute “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30, 2019.

Presented by Kevin Smith, LegionM and Agents of Mayhem in partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. Tickets will be available at legionm.com/stantribute starting at 5pm PST, and all net proceeds will benefit The Hero Initiative, one of Stan’s favorite charities.

The tribute event will begin with a public appreciation of Stan’s life and work at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt that will feature fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by famed pop-culture artist Rob Prior, select costumes and props from Stan’s cameos and creations, a musical performance and a special moment of remembrance centered around Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint. 

After a red carpet arrival of guests, the evening will proceed with a private tribute inside the IMAX Theatre hosted by one of Stan’s biggest fans, Kevin Smith.

Kevin will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers from the entertainment industry such as Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (Co-Creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, “The Dark Knight”), Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Producer, “X-Men,” “Transformers” franchise) among others who will share their favorite memories and personal stories of Stan. The evening will be rounded off with video tributes and live performances of Stan’s favorite music and poetry.

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Every Spider-Man In Film & TV Explained By Kevin Smith

With the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, renowned filmmaker Kevin Smith sat down with Wired to talk about all that is Spider-Man. 

Smith, a fan since childhood, shares his memories of Spiderman, explains some of the lesser known versions and offers his honest opinion about every portrayal of the character, in both film and television.

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Join Host Kevin Smith For A Special DC Universe Live Stream To Kickoff New, Dedicated DC Daily Show August 29, 2018

A new daily news show focused on all things DC was announced today, including availability for viewing. DC Daily will be available on the DC Universe subscription service, with select segments also available for viewing at no cost on additional online channels. DC Daily will offer fans entertaining news and insights, exclusive guest appearances, interviews and panel discussions with some of the most knowledgeable voices in the DC universe.

A live stream will kickoff the new program at 4:30pm PST on August 29, 2018. Kevin Smith, filmmaker, actor and comic book author, will host the inaugural live stream event and introduce fans to the format, sets and exclusive content that will be seen on DC Daily. He will also provide fans with an in-depth look at the DC Universe digital subscription service.  Fans can tune-in to the live stream at Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to hear breaking news about the upcoming DC Universe service launch.

DC Daily headlines will be available to all DC fans on YouTube at www.youtube.com/dc and on the DC Universe subscription service when the new service launches in Fall 2018.  DC Universe members will be able to see an exclusive, expanded version of the show that provides additional content and behind-the-scenes access. DC Daily will replace DC All Access, which started in 2013, and grew to service a viewing audience of millions of DC fans.

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Limited Edition Kevin Smith Funko Pop Secret Stash Edition

This Exclusive Funko Pop figure has Kevin Smith wearing the 20th Anniversary of the Secret Stash logo on his Hockey Jersey. This collectible figure can only be purchased at the Secret Stash and will begin shipping in Mid-January. Comes with a downloadable gift card to give the one you are gifting it to.

Order HERE for $18.00.

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Kevin Smith Directing Batman ’89 Themed Episode of The Goldbergs

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In an upcoming episode, ABC’s ’80s sitcom “The Goldbergs” will tackle one of the decade’s last major pop culture events: the release of Tim Burton’s “Batman.” Bringing the episode to life is one of Batman’s biggest fans — filmmaker Kevin Smith.

The episode will revolve around the release of the 1989 superhero film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. The episode, titled “The Dynamic Duo,” starts filming next week.

Smith spoke with IGN about his excitement for this Batman episode, saying: “I grew up watching the Adam West ‘Batman’ and I was in a sold out movie theater for Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on opening day, June 23rd, 1989, so I can’t wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs Universe. Luckily, the funny folks in front of and behind the cameras who make this hysterical show every week will be doing all the heavy lifting in our time travel experiment.”

“Goldbergs” EP and creator Adam F. Goldberg is as big a fan of Smith as Smith is of Batman. “I’ve waited in long lines to have him sign my ‘Bluntman’ comics, I’ve collected his ‘Clerks’ action figures, I’ve forced my writers to watch clips of his speaking engagements and I shoe-horned in a part for him in my screenplay for ‘Fanboys’ just so I could meet the guy,” said Goldberg. The show creator added that he bonded with his brother over Smith’s films. “There is no better person out there to help bring our Burton’s Batman episode to life. Truly.”

The “Batman” episode of “The Goldbergs” will air later this spring. The episode comes after Smith’s recent turns directing episodes of the CW’s “Flash” and “Supergirl.” The director, known for feature films like “Mallrats” and “Clerks,” is becoming TV’s go-to guy for bringing the DC Universe to the small screen. Smith’s “Supergirl” episode, titled “Supergirl Lives,” will air on the CW on January 23, 2017.

“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, AJ Michalka, George Segal and Jeff Garlin and airs on ABC on Wednesday nights.

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Yoga Hosers Trailer

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The second entry in Kevin Smith’s Canada-centric ‘True North Trilogy,’ “Yoga Hosers” follows the adventures of two 15-year-old girls, Colleen Collette (Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Smith) who go into battle after an ancient evil returns, teaming with a Montreal legend, Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) for a Yoga-infused offense.

Starring Johnny Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Depp, Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Harley Morenstein, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Jennifer Schwalbach, Adam Brody, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mewes, Tyler Posey and Stan Lee

Yoga Hosers will be released on July 29, 2016.

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Kevin Smith Will Be ‘Geeking Out’ On AMC Late Night

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Pop culture fans, unite. AMC Thursday announced a weekly late-night talk show, tentatively called Geeking Out.

Director Kevin Smith (Clerks), one of the featured players on AMC’s Comic Book Men, and actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will host a half-hour show that “will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens” with discussion, video clips, interviews and out-of studio segments, according to the show’s description.

The show is expected to premiere, fittingly, with a special episode covering San Diego Comic-Con, whose convention-goers would seem to be a likely audience for Geeking. Eight more episodes will run weekly later in the summer.

The show is expected to premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July, with eight more episodes to run weekly, starting in late summer.

“Kevin and Greg are both true fans of this content, and share a deep passion for talking about it, and engaging other fans about it. But it is their natural chemistry as hosts that really brings this idea together,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming for AMC.

“AMC has been my TV family for five seasons of Comic Book Men now, so I know that Geeking Out is in the perfect, fan-friendly network hands,” said Smith.

“I get all my work from my friends. Now it’s time for me to take advantage of those relationships even more,” said Grunberg, who has acted in many J.J. Abrams productions. “I am going to get every single genre-based writer, director and actor I know to come on our show and geek out with us. And they’re going to thank me for it. I love how Kevin Smith smells and we fit together like two hibernating fan-bears.”

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Stan Lee Cameo School Featuring Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes & Lou Ferrigno

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Released by Audi of America today, discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class to Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker and Tara Reid: the art of cameo. Stan’s notable cameos in Marvel films, from being a beauty pageant judge in Iron Man 3 to a mental ward patient in Thor: The Dark World, are part of comic legend.

The video directed by Kevin Smith, also features cameos by Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and the Audi S8.

Audi and Marvel Studios are joining forces once again for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released this Friday, May 1. The highly-anticipated film will feature the 2016 Audi R8, 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters.

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