By Kevin Hoskinson
Director Kevin Smith took to Instagram and released a lengthy post announcing that they are going back to where it all began.
In the post, Smith posted a picture featuring actor Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson and himself. In the text, Smith wrote:
“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.”
They are making Clerks 3!! Smith also pointed out that this is not going to be based on the old script he had written, but a new one he started very recently. The day before the October 1st post.
I am beyond excited about this news! “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” came out of left field when it was announced because Clerks 3 felt like it would happen first. But, things change, and so do relationships. It was reported that star Jeff Anderson and Smith were at odds about the film, and whether or not it should happen. They had a falling out of sorts. But, things have been patched up, as Smith also writes:
“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!”
No release date has been announced, or even filming dates. And of course, it’s good to take things like this with a grain of salt until they are physically shooting the film. I honestly can’t help but feel like it’s going to happen this time.
Kevin Hoskinson is a writer with a deep-seeded love for movies, comic books, television and the paranormal. From humble beginnings working the box office at his local movie theater, he’s worked his way to becoming a humble family man and professional bug exterminator. Growing up, he wanted to become an astronaut, a Ghostbuster, a dinosaur, and a Disney animator before he found his passion for writing as a teen. He studied film at Los Angeles Valley College with an emphasis on screenwriting and film criticism. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two kids. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter @Kevin_Hoskinson, and Instagram @kevinhoskinson.