Kevin Smith’s latest intolerably wide-eyed, puckered Instagram selfie comes with a warning: he’s seriously making another Clerks sequel.
As the first person hitting 50 and still thinking their best shit was done when they were a 23-year-old service worker writing about their own life, Smith has long been fixated on for some reason continuing his so-called “View Askewniverse”—the lazy, Jersey-set cinematic world where Smith divides his persona into this one obnoxious guy who usually has a goatee, this other white guy who’s even more of an opinionated shit-head, and a poor man’s Greek chorus of two bros who smoke weed. He already claimed he started writing Clerks 3 at 4:20 (hilarious!) back in 2013, and threatened it at least the year prior.
But now, thanks to reconnecting with original Clerks star Jeff Anderson, he’s apparently re-starting the entire campaign. He’s beginning a new script—at hopefully an equally hilarious time!—and again trying to conclude what he acts like was always meant to be this trilogy filled with in no way notable characters.
Here’s his own statement on it:
We can only hope the finished film will be so needlessly verbose and completely masturbatory.