For fans of Kevin Smith, we’ve got the great news that Clerks III is seemingly back on!
If you remember, Smith first mentioned plans for a third Clerks movie six years ago, and then again had tentative plans for the threequel a year ago. Both times, the project unfortunately didn’t materialise – but now it appears that Clerks III is a go.
Good ol’ Kev Smith himself took to social media to reveal how a meeting with Jeff Anderson – Clerks’ Randal Graves – convinced him that now was finally the time to push ahead with Clerks III.
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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
One of the big stumbling blocks previously was that Anderson didn’t want to be involved in the movie. Considering that Clerks and Clerks II were largely based around the relationship between Anderson’s Randal and Brian O’Halloran’s Dante Hicks, it would’ve been kinda hard to move forward with Clerks III if either of those names weren’t on board.
For fans of Smith and Clerks, here’s hoping that this time out we finally do get Clerks III.
Up next for Kev, of course, is Jay & Silent Bob Reboot – in selected cinemas from October 15th.