If you thought that there weren’t enough needless reboots and sequels to movies that really didn’t need them in the last decade, then you’ll no doubt be elated to hear that it looks like this trend is going to be continuing well into the roaring 20s with Kevin Smith’s announcement that he’s working on sequels to Mallrats and Clerks.
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The veteran director took to Instagram to make the announcement, letting us know that he was working on a script for a sequel to Mallrats called ‘Twilight Of The Mallrats’ and one for a new instalment in the Clerks franchise entitled ‘Clerks III’. He didn’t know which one of the two would be finished first or which one will make it onto our screens first, but I guess if you’re a Kevin Smith fan then the fact he’s even working on this stuff is probably gonna make your decade before it’s even started.
Here’s his entire lengthy statement about the matter:
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2019 was seriously one of the best years of my life! So many of my dreams came true this year, as well as a few big things too dazzling to even dare dream about! From the return of @jayandsilentbob, to having my career literally cemented at the legendary @chinesetheatres, to Clerks being accepted into the @librarycongress – 2019 kept giving and giving! Sooooo glad I didn’t drop dead back in 2018, because I would’ve missed all the stuff I listed with my pic. Thank you to everyone who supported the #jayandsilentbob #rebootroadshow Tour: we’ve made over 3 million bucks from our 2 @fathomevents screenings and the 37 cities we’ve visited so far (Tour resumes January 10th in Oakland for another 25 cities through Feb 26). Many thanks for powering my dopey dream of reopening the Askewniverse and making me and @jaymewes feel so welcomed in all your towns and cities! It’s gonna be hard for 2020 to measure up to 2019 – but I’m off to a fun start by writing stuff for Brodie Bruce & Co. to say in the new script I’m calling TWILIGHT OF THE MALLRATS! The CLERKS III script is also underway, so we’ll see which flick will be my first film of the roaring 20’s! But tonight, I end the year like I always do – standing on the stage at the @hollywoodimprov with @ralphgarman, making BABBLE until the Ball drops (a few tix left at the link in my bio)! It was a decade that began badly with COP OUT and the TOO FAT TO FLY incident. The decade of the Red State Tour, @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers! It was the decade in which I almost died of a massive heart attack, and the decade where I went Vegan and got down to my high school weight! Who knows what the next decade holds in store for us – but I’m ready to turn the page and find out! Happy New Year, my friends! (Jedi Kev piece by @giovanni_hollywood2008.) #KevinSmith #newyearseve #2019
Don’t leave anything out there Kevin.
Of course, although there are gonna be people out there who are gonna be stoked about this announcement, I’ve really gotta ask if Kevin Smith has even made a worthwhile movie since Dogma – and even that’s pushing it.
I hope that this two new movies are good and he gets back to his best, but in all honesty I doubt I’ll even check them out. Did anyone watch the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot? Seems like Smith is just resting on the laurels of the past and that’s why he’s gone back to his most famous characters, but even that might not succeed in making him relevant again. We’ll see.
For more Kevin Smith, check out which one of his films was inspired by a Gumtree advert. It’s pretty obvious.