Kevin Smith recently amended his movie schedule to include doing a third Clerks movie to finish off his movie career. And with the 20th anniversary of the original Clerks movie coming in 2014, Smith has said that he hopes to have Clerks 3 out that year.
While I personally really liked The Amazing Spider-Man, and would even call it my favorite Spider-Man movie ever, it couldn’t hold a candle to The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers in terms of sheer scale. Kevin Smith, normally much more of a DC guy, recently explained why out of the this year’s two summer comic book movie juggernauts, he likes The Avengers more.
Kevin Smith confirmed today via twitter that Clerks III is in production. Snoochie boochies! Smith had once said his next movie, ‘Hit Somebody’, would be his last movie, but it looks like he’s doing one last Clerks before he’s done.
So Kevin Smith is planning on doing a Bluntman and Chronic cartoon and both Smith and Jason Mewes felt they needed an “Alfred”, or an authoritative narrative voice of reason. So Mewes reaches out to Neil Gaiman on Twitter and Gaiman is all like “yeah sure”. Just like that.
While I was out visiting my sister in LA, I was mainly trying to just relax in the wonderful southern California sun, but I didn get one thing IHC-related checked off my list— watching Kevin Smith’s Red State. While he’s promoting the movie around the US in theaters, the film is also currently available for rent on iTunes, so before my journey began, I loaded Red State on ye olde iPad and wiled away a couple hours of uncomfortable flying over the country by watching Kevin Smith’s first shot at a horror movie.
Just because Kevin Smith’s getting out of the movie business once he’s shot his next film doesn’t mean he’s getting out of the entertainment business. His next plan is to produce a reality show centered around his Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store that he describes as “Pawn Stars for fanboys”.
If you’ve been keeping up with Kevin Smith for the past few months, you’ll have noticed that he seems to be firmly entrenched in a very anti-Hollywood mood in general and specifically regarding his movie Red State. He’s refused press junkets and press conferences and interviews, instead doing his own publicity via Twitter and by publicly refusing publicity. And now he’s gone one step further by buying the distribution rights to his own movie at Sundance for $20.
At the Macworld Expo this year, in the absence of Apple, they had Kevin Smith as a keynote speaker for some reason. But in this clip, he talks about making Cop Out and how much working with Bruce Willis was nearly impossible and “soul crushing”.