Jay and Silent Bob will be paying a visit to Starling City…sort of. Kevin Smith, who will also be directing, and Jason Mewes will be portraying a couple of security guards in the 17th episode of The Flash.
Smith broke the news during an episode of his Fatman on Batman podcast. “I guess I can spoil it here.” Smith discussed. “At one point, like you know, I did my first episode of Flash, and they asked Jason Mewes to be in the episode. He was up in Vancouver, so I was like ‘He’s always by my side, so he’ll be there anyway, absolutely.’ So this time around, there’s a scene that had two security guards in it, and so the writers of the episode, Kristen and Lauren, asked me specifically. ‘We’re wondering, do you and Jay want to play the security guards?’”
While he didn’t accept the offer right away, it may not be for the reason you would think. Smith didn’t want to sport pants. “…I knew if I was playing a part, where I wasn’t being me, I had to be the security guard. I couldn’t be the security guard in jorts. They probably would cut that. So I knew I’d have to wear an outfit and sh*t, which included pants. So I was like ‘Oh f*ck, I don’t wanna do it.’ But I knew if I said no, I’d never hear the end of it from [Jay]. Cause he’d go ‘We had a chance to be on a f*cking Flash together, and you didn’t f*cking take it!’ So I said ‘Alright, we’ll do it.’”
Smith recently made headlines not for his film-making abilities, but after he suffered a heart attack back on February 25. While it was a frightening episode that certainly made him question his part in Dogma, he is on his way to making a quick recovery.
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! Home is where the heart is and the heart is feeling good! It’s actually getting more blood flow and oxygen than it has in a long time. So I am ALERT, to say the least! Thank you for all the kind words, folks – from Vegetarian Kev, Day 2! pic.twitter.com/zLbwzx7Exq
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 28, 2018
The Flash episode, entitled “Null & Annoyed” hasn’t been given a premiere date. While Smith and Mewes are not necessarily portraying Jay and Silent Bob, Jason speaks while Kevin doesn’t. Soooo….
Catch The Flash Tuesday nights on the CW.