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Kevin Smith Announces Clerks III Is Officially a Go

October 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Looks like Dante will not even supposed to be here today one more time, as Kevin Smith has announced a third Clerks film. Smith took to Instagram on Friday as his Jay & Silent Bob Reboot gets set to release on October 15th, announcing that Clerks III is moving forward with the core case returning.

In the post, which you can see below, Smith poses with Jason Mewes and Jeff Anderson, who plays Randall in the film series. He said that the third Clerks will be “a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future.” The film was originally supposed to film in 2014, but Anderson did not ultimately sign on and Smith ended up writing a new story in the meantime.

Clerks II was a minor success for the Weinstein Company, bringing in $27 million worldwide from a $5 million budget and relatively minimal marketing.

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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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