Kevin Smith recently tweeted out the announcement that Clerks 3 is officially (finally) happening. There had been talks of this and Mallrats 2 in the past, but now we are a go.
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3 CLERKS! Thanks to the good folks at @zscentertainment and @leeloomultiprops, I got to see Randal! #JeffAnderson, @jaymewes, and I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years (hit the Leloo site for sweet signed skateboards)! But even better than that? We talked about making a movie together. It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning – a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey. It’ll be a movie that stars Jeff and @briancohalloran, with me and Jay in supporting roles. And it’ll be a movie called CLERKS III! To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return. And we’re all gonna return to the scene of the crime! This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true! After mending fences with @benaffleck earlier this year, I was hoping for a chance to do the same with Jeff – so huge thanks to Leeloo Multiprops for getting us all in the same room. But the biggest thanks ever go to Jeff, for being receptive to the idea at all. This means I’m gonna get to play with my two favorite inaction figures again: Dante & Randal! Two weeks from the debut of @jayandsilentbob Reboot (on @fathomevents screens 10/15 & 10/17, link in my bio), I’m ecstatic to announce our imminent return to Quick Stop! So I assure you: we’re open! #KevinSmith #clerks3 #jaymewes #jayandsilentbob #danteandrandal #quickstop #leeloomultiprops #indiefilm #clerks
With Jay and Silent Bob Reboot coming out later this month, it’s no surprise that this news is popping up. I think that for a while now Jeff Anderson was the holdout on making this third and final film in the series. But now that he is on board along with the rest of the core cast, he had this to say:
“It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future.”
There is no real word on when the film will begin to shoot, but it seems like Smith is hard at work on the script and anxious to begin. So we’ll see.
I know Clerks 2 kinda gets shit on, but I thought it was a fun return to the characters and to see how much (and how little) they’ve grown. So I’m all for a third stab at this world. I’m from NJ originally so I feel tied to it personally.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot hits theaters October 15 and 17 through Fathom Events, with Smith and Mewes taking the movie on a roadshow tour through the rest of the year and into 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all? Or are you over Kevin Smith and his films?