Kevin Smith is officially wrapping up post-production on Clerks 3


Clerk 3 is all chopped up and ready to throw. Throughout the sequel’s production process, writer-director Kevin Smith has been pretty open with his fans about his progress, posting new updates along the way. The filmmaker, who began his career with the original Clerks in 1994, has now taken to Facebook to reveal that the film has officially completed post-production, now in the hands of the studio.

Smith made the announcement by posting a throwback photo of the set of Jay and Silent Bob strike back. For Smith, it’s been quite a journey he’s been on with these characters, and it all comes down to having Clerk 3 like his last movie, bringing Jay and Silent Bob back to the Quick Stop again. You can see Smith’s post below.


“Do you want to feel old with me?” said Smith. “As you can see by the date in the corner of the photo and on the casement, 21 years ago as of today, Jay Mewes and I had been shooting this scene for Jay and Silent Bob strike back! 21 years old! This image is legal to drink now! 19 years after it was snapped, Jason Mewes and I were going to walk around the sequel, Jay and Silent Bob reboot (indeed, 2 years ago from now, we were coming to Baltimore for the #rebootroadshowtour).”

He adds, “It occurs to me that I’ve spent half my professional career saying nothing – and I don’t *just* want to say intellectually and cinematically. That’s one of the reasons why I talk so much when I’m just me So I’m here to tell you that Clerk 3 is locked and delivered to Lionsgate! I imagine we’ll see the first trailer in mid-May – not during today’s publicity blitz. In the meantime, everyone is smoking a great bowl for me today! I’m supporting the New Jersey Devils to win the pennant!”

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Clerks 3 Is Inspired By Kevin Smith’s Real-Life Heart Attack


For many years, Kevin Smith wanted to make Clerk 3, but Randal Graves actor Jeff Anderson wasn’t interested in making a third movie. Without Randal on board, Smith never saw the point of doing another movie. After Smith suffered a heart attack, he was inspired to change the creative vision he had for Clerk 3, imagining a new story with Randal going through something similar. The experience allowed Randal to shoot a movie in Quick Stop, much like Smith also did in the early 1990s.

The official synopsis of Clerk 3 reads: “After a massive heart attack, Randal enlists Dante, Elias, Jay, and Silent Bob to make a film immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all.”

Clerk 3 doesn’t have an official release date, but with the trailer likely arriving in May, hopefully we can get back to the Quick Stop before the end of 2022.

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