As you hardcore fans will know, Kevin Smith was originally planning to work on Clerks 3 this summer, and then start on Mallrats 2 in 2016.
But plans have changed, thanks to his desire to blow up a freakin’ mall. Filming will begin later this year on Mallrats 2, which means Clerks 3 will be pushed back another year. He broke the news during his latest Hollywood Babble-On podcast.
During the podcast, he explains that they just found the perfect mall to film in. A “big old empty mall” Smith reveals.
And some disturbing things will be happening to this mall during the film…
“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.”
He then explained the original plan, which included filming Clerks 3 this summer, and Mallrats either at the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.
“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.”
As you can see above, Kevin Smith is trying to convince Ben Affleck to come back. We know he’s still busy with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but hopefully he can clear his schedule for a few days to make an appearance in the sequel.
So, who is coming back for sure? Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, and many more. Smith claims he’s just waiting on two people to agree. We know one of those people is Mr. Affleck.
We’ll keep you updated. By the way, I am really excited he decided to film this one first.