Looks like Kevin Smith is finally ready to lens Clerks 3 this spring, and Mallrats 2 isn’t far behind.

News broke over the last couple of days, and was then confirmed by Smith on Rock 102 Mornings.

Clerks 3 has been in the works for a couple of years, but was mired in ownership rights issues with the Weinsteins, then delayed while Smith worked on Tusk, and finally the concern over raising money for the estimated $8 million project. Harvey Weinstein passed on the project, giving control to Smith, and recently the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Developed allocated just over $2 million in tax credits to the project.

When Smith made the announcement via Twitter, he also dropped a hint that we are going to see Mallrats 2.

So, it looks like it will be mid to late 2016 before Mallrats 2 shoots, and since this is just an official announcement, don’t expect any announcements on who will return to star in the flick. And in case you missed it the first time, Mallrats starred Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and Michael Rooker to name a few…

This is certainly good news for Clerks and Mallrats fans, and though Mallrats was never the money maker the studios hoped it would be, Mallrats 2 and Clerks 3 will probably make more than Tusk.

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Stephen Schleicher

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2 Comments

  1. Alisha
    March 16, 2015 at 10:30 am — Reply

    I’m a bit torn. I thought Clerks 2 was a nice closing chapter for the setting as he originally stated it would be, and I was hoping the next big project related to the setting would be the animated Clerks movie based on the animated series since there had been talk about making it on and off. On the other hand, I was one of the few that actually enjoyed Mallrats, and I can already imagine how much better Mallrats 2 will be considering how Smith’s style has changed quite a bit since the original Clerks and Mallrats films while still keeping that almost easy to relate to humor (because, admit it, we all know someone like Dante or Randall or Brodie or Jay and the likes).

  2. March 16, 2015 at 11:27 am — Reply

    Guess I’m okay with this, at least hes making sequels of his best ones. I like Kevin Smith, because hes “one of us” but I also think he seems to better storyteller than script writer, thats just how his style works.

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