Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith were once a match made in movie heaven. The actor and director collaborated on 6 different films together: Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl and Clerks II.
However, after Clerks II wrapped in 2006, the pair had a fall out. However, now it looks like Ben Affleck might be open to another collaboration in the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Back in 2017, 11 years after their final collaboration, Kevin Smith finally spoke out about why he and Affleck stopped speaking.
If I had to guess? It’s because one of us has a big mouth and told too many candid stories that sometimes weren’t h… https://t.co/Zea2UrEJd7— KevinSmith (@KevinSmith) 1543274683.0
Recently, Ben Affleck was promoting his new Netflix movie Triple Frontier when he was asked if any of his former characters would make an appearance in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Shockingly, the actor replied with more openness to the idea than people expected.
"Your guess is a good as mine. I haven't been asked to make an appearance, but you never know, there's still time. We'll see."
He went on to share which of the characters he'd rather reappear as.
"I think if it was up to me, I would rather do Holden than Shannon, but I would defer to Kevin."
The internet quickly caught wind of Affleck's willingness to work with Smith again and ran to alert the director.
@ThatKevinSmith I'm sure somebodys sent this to you by now UPROXX: Ben Affleck Is Willing To Appear In Kevin Smith… https://t.co/UeJlKwGLPP— Miguel Romero (@Miguel Romero) 1553541348.0
@ThatKevinSmith https://t.co/vcmyDPf6cO I’m sure everyone and there mother is tagging you in this and I apologise I… https://t.co/QYYrykRG2m— Steven Anderson (@Steven Anderson) 1553545908.0
I assume that I am just one in a long line of people tagging @ThatKevinSmith in this story... https://t.co/DUBqLc33Cl— Michael Braunton (@Michael Braunton) 1553536415.0
Others were quick to insist that the pair put their differences aside and make the movie happen.
https://t.co/MccZWIPPGp excuse me @ThatKevinSmith but the ball is in your court now 😊— Aaron Redpath (@Aaron Redpath) 1553541118.0
I swear to god @ThatKevinSmith, if you don’t make this happen ... https://t.co/Mt5gjlvJcp— krik (@krik) 1553535330.0
@ThatKevinSmith Kevin, LET THE HEALING BEGIN https://t.co/XqJiGMRlHc— Dave (@Dave) 1553533796.0
@UPROXX Lets go boys. Kiss and make up @ThatKevinSmith @BenAffleck— Shawn Whitlock (@Shawn Whitlock) 1553527989.0
The world needs @BenAffleck in the #JayAndSilentBobReboot Time to hug and make up guys. @ThatKevinSmith #doitforthekids— David Harris (@David Harris) 1553256262.0
Hopefully we'll be seeing a reappearance of Shannon or Holden soon.