It seems that the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot won’t be Kevin Smith’s final foray into the View Askewvniverse, as the filmmaker has revealed that we’ll be taking another trip to the Quick Stop to catch up with Dante Hicks and Randal Graves for Clerks III.
Posting on Instagram, Smith revealed that he and Jason Mewes met with with Clerks star Jeff Anderson at a movie memorabilia signing, and that Anderson has agreed to reunite with Brian O’Halloran for another shift in what Smith describes as “a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life [and] how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future.”
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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
As Smith notes, he’s writing a completely new script for Clerks III, as opposed to the one that he hoped to make pre-Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which fell apart when Anderson turned down the opportunity to reprise his role as Randal.
Before we get to Clerks III however, we have Jay and Silent Bob reboot to look forward to, with the film set to open on October 15th, complete with a packed cast that includes Smith, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Jason Lee, Shannon Elizabeth, Jennifer Schwalbach, Jordan Monsanto, Chris Hemsworth, Melissa Benoist, Joe Manganiello, Justin Long, Craig Robinson, Frankie Shaw, David Dastmalchian, Chris Jericho, Harley Quinn Smith, Alice Wen, Treshelle Edmond, Ralph Garman, Aparna Brielle, Grant Gustin, Kate Micucci, Redman, Method Man, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, Donnell Rawlings, Rovert Kirkman, Fred Armisen, Val Kilmer, Tommy Chong, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.