Kevin Smith has teased Ben Affleck's role in the upcoming Mallrats sequel.
In the original 1995 comedy, Affleck played sleazy store manager Shannon Hamilton, who ended up being sent to prison for statutory rape after he had sex with 15-year-old Tricia Jones (Renee Humphrey).
However, as Smith revealed back in August, Shannon is set to make a comeback for the sequel, but he won't be quite the same as before.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith said: "The thing that I'm most tickled about is how Shannon Hamilton and his crime from back in the day figures into the current climate.
"Shannon comes back as Sen. Shannon Hamilton, and so his redemption arc begins before our movie even begins. His political redemption arc is pretty funny."
The original Mallrats follows college student TS Quint (Jeremy London) and his best friend Brodie Bruce (Jason Lee), who take a trip to the mall after their girlfriends break up with them.
TS's ex, Brandi (Claire Forlani), is taking part in a dating gameshow at the mall, which was the cause of their breakup, while Brodie's ex, Rene (Shannen Doherty), has just started dating Shannon.
Skipping forward in time, the end credits see TS and Brandi getting married, Brodie becoming the host of The Tonight Show, and Shannon going to prison. The sequel will now catch up with the characters years later.
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