Há muito tempo, o ator Ben Affleck era um colaborador frequente do diretor e roteirista Kevin Smith, mas os dois se afastaram e a amizade se perdeu com o passar dos anos.

Justo por causa disso, os fãs tiveram uma grande surpresa quando viram Affleck no primeiro trailer do reboot de O Império do Besteirol Contra-Ataca, voltando a trabalhar com Smith após mais de uma década.

Em uma postagem no Instagram, Kevin Smith revelou como se reencontrou com Ben Affleck antes do reboot de O Império do Besteirol Contra-Ataca – e como reatou sua amizade com o velho companheiro.

“Depois de muito tempo, meu distante amigo me escreveu como só ele podia: ‘É claro que você ainda se compara a um rei’, ele brincou”, escreveu Smith.

“Então eu respondi que seria um prazer vê-lo novamente. O reencontro foi muito emocionante – principalmente para um cara que chora durante filmes de quadrinhos. Não só gravamos uma cena incrível, mas também recebi meu amigo de volta.”

O reboot de O Império do Besteirol Contra-Ataca chegará aos cinemas em algum momento de 2019.

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MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK! When the trailer for @jayandsilentbob Reboot dropped (link in my bio), folks found out a few of our secrets – one of the biggest being that @benaffleck is back as Holden McNeil! The co-creator of #bluntmanandchronic and friend of #jayandsilentbob plays a crucial role in the Reboot and his scene is one of the best bits of cinema I’ve ever been involved with: it’s absolutely magical and life-affirming and all the things I really care about now, post-heart attack. But when we started shooting the movie, the scene didn’t exist. This scene – and more importantly, my reunion with a guy who I’ve missed terribly for nearly a decade – only happened because of @kevinmccarthytv. Kev interviewed Ben for his @netflix movie #triplefrontier and kicked off by asking Ben “Did they call you for Reboot yet?” And Ben said no, but he was available. So producer @jordanmonsanto said “Call Ben.” I told her “That’s just some nice shit to say at a junket. He wasn’t serious.” A week later, Jordan, @jaymewes and @jenschwalbach we’re all pressing me to reach out to Ben, so I finally did. I was scared to be rejected, but I texted him “To paraphrase the sad old King Osric in CONAN THE BARBARIAN? ‘There comes a time when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a director’s love for the people he used to make pretend with.’” And after a long beat of wondering how he’d receive this, my estranged friend wrote back as only he could: “Of course you still liken yourself to a king,” he joked. And then “Would be a pleasure to see you again, Old Man.” So naturally, weepy me – who breaks down emotionally during comic book flicks – was a blubbery mess. Not only did we score an amazing scene for the flick, but I also got my friend back – all because of entertainment journalism. Thank you, #kevinmccarthytv – your #viewaskew themed opening question not only allowed me to make an 8 page sequel to #chasingamy in the middle of #JayAndSilentBobReboot, it also brought back a massive missing piece of my heart. #KevinSmith #benaffleck #JasonMewes #reunited #comiccon #holdenmcneil

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