Kevin Smith seems like a new man. He’s making a habit of revisiting old characters in the wake of his health scare back in 2018. Since then he has rebooted Jay and Silent Bob and it seems he has taken that creative energy and focused it back into Clerks III.
Clerks III has been talked about a few times before, but a falling out with one of his Clerks stars, Jeff Anderson, made it seem like it might never happen. Smith then made an announcement via Instagram that it was finally moving forward.
“I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years! 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 Brian O’Halloran, 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!
No news on what the plot will be about aside from the fact that it is a completely new script this time around. Clerks II seemed to put the characters in a place that felt like a period on the end of the Clerks sentence, so it’s anyone’s guess where it’ll take the characters next.