So, we all thought that Clerks 3 was going to be the next movie from nerdy-god Kevin Smith… but we thought wrong, it seems.
Talking on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith said that, now that most of the actors – except Ben Affleck (more on that in a minute) – are in place, things have changed somewhat:
“We’ve been putting together Mallrats 2….It’s been a real, like Blues Brothers ‘We’re putting the band back together, on a mission from Smod. So this week, we had a lot of activity behind the scenes as well and it looks like we might — it’s Mallrats and so we require a big old empty mall, and it would be nice if we could do things to the mall.
“So if you had a mall and the mall was eventually going away, that would let you like blow the f—ing mall up, which happens in the third act. So we found a place that we can go to and in order to get to that mall before it goes away, we were talking about initially shooting Clerks 3 this summer and then we were going to get to Mallrats in the beginning of 2016. And then it jumped into 2015, where we were going to shoot Clerks and then hopefully Mallrats before the end of the year. But now, based on a f—ing mall that we all dig that will be going away, the priority has become Mallrats.
“So the next f—ing movie I’m making is Mallrats 2. No word on Batfleck yet…but it would be fun to see if we could get him.”
So there you have it… Mallrats 2 is the next movie from smith. Oi, Affleck! Time to get to the Mall, yo!