Clerks 3 is back on the cards, confirms Kevin Smith, two years after the project was dropped.

On the eve of the American release of his new feature, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, writer and director Kevin Smith has confirmed that the long-mooted Clerks 3 has come back to life.

This will be music to the ears for fans of Smith’s View Askewniverse. The project had been announced before, along with a Mallrats sequel, but both petered out around 2017. Now, though, Smith says that not only is Clerks 3 back on, but that Jeff Anderson is confirmed to return as well (there had been some doubt as to whether he wanted to make another film in the series).

Interestingly, it’ll be a whole new Clerks 3 it seems, and not the version that Smith was previously intending to make.

Here’s the full announcement, that Smith made on his Instagram feed…

 

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3 CLERKS! Thanks to the good folks at @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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