Kevin Smith Announces ‘Clerks III’ (Again)

Kevin Smith wants to keep playing with his old toys. With the impending release of ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,’ Smith is turning his sights on another sequel in his View Askewniverse entry with ‘Clerks III.’ The filmmaker took to social media to announce the third chapter.

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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

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Before ‘Reboot‘ was a thing, Smith announced his intentions to make ‘Clerks III.’ But Jeff Anderson was not interested. So he set his sights on sequelizing ‘Mallrats,’ and even turned it into a TV series. But no one was interested in airing that, so he moved on to ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.’ Now that Anderson seems to be back on good terms with Smith, ‘Clerks III’ is a go again.

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Smith is writing a brand new script for the sequel. The original script was a bit darker, and it didn’t leave Dante and Randall in a place that the characters deserved. Smith also claims that ‘Clerks III‘ “concludes the saga”. At one point, ‘Clerks II’ served as the conclusion, and Smith had plans to kill off Jay and Silent Bob in a movie he has yet to make called ‘Moose Jaws.’ But he changed his mind and now ‘Reboot‘ ​exists, with plans for ‘Clerks III.’ It wouldn’t be surprising if the ‘Mallrats‘ TV show happened again too, after the popularity of the characters escalate once again.

I do not doubt Smith’s intentions, but I will believe that ‘Clerks III‘ happens when cameras start rolling. It’s great that he was able to mend fences with Affleck and Anderson. That is the most important part in all of this.

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See ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot‘ in theaters October 15 or October 17 via Fathom Events, or when they tour the movie in your town. You can check dates at RebootRoadshow.com

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