The original Clerks kicked off the filmmaking career of Kevin Smith way back in 1994, and the legend is set to continue with a third instalment.
Smith confirmed the great news – including the return of all the main players – on socials such as this:
“To be great is to go on.
To go on is to go far.
To go far is to return.”
On August 2, for my 51st birthday, I return to Quick Stop – the little store that started it all – with my friends Dante, Randal, Jay, Silent Bob, Becky, & Elias! Thank you @Lionsgate for making CLERKS III! https://t.co/7IUNdleg8f
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 19, 2021
According to Deadline, pre-production is underway, and production is set to commence in New Jersey next month. In what is possibly a total “Well duh!” statement, Clerks III is the follow-up to 2006’s Clerks II.
Read our interview with Kevin Smith for last year’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot here.