Essayist/director Kevin Smith confirms that Clerks III will not be the final movie of his career and how his heart attack is motivation to continue to work. The third installment in Smith’s series that began with his 1994 introduction Clerks will bring the story back to Randal Graves as he survives a heart attack and decides to make a movie about his and his amigo Dante Hicks’ lives working at the Quick Stop corner shop and video rental shop nearby. Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran return to lead the cast as Randal and Dante alongside Clerks’ Marilyn Ghigliotti as Veronica Loughran, Clerks II’s Rosario Dawson as Becky Scott and Trevor Fehrman as Elias Grover and View Askewniverse vets Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay and Silent Bob.
In anticipation of the release of a book exploring his career, Smith spoke with Uproxx about his future after Clerks III. The essayist/director assured that the hotly anticipated threequel will not be his final undertaking and that he is using his new health problems as motivation to continue to work. See what Smith said below:
“There’s definitely more. I’m going to continue to go until the heart gives out, however based on the heart attack, I know that I got restricted time. Now, I changed my life. I went vegan. I climb, and I attempt to be healthy, however I’m still helpless before my genetics, which are pretty f-ck-ng bad. My dad died of a heart attack at age 67. My mother just got her third stint put into her heart like two weeks ago, so the writing’s on the wall. At this point, post-heart attack, I honestly feel like I’m living on foundation of uncertainty, so I will continue to make stuff until I go tits up, or toes up, but the expression goes.”
Regardless of whether he takes some time before jumping into the following undertaking, the impending arrival of Clerks III is nonetheless an exciting continuation of his re-visitation of structure following the modestly gotten Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Additionally, with Smith having used his heart attack as a major inspiration for the story of the threequel, it is sure to be the most emotional of the View Askewniverse set of three. With any karma, Smith and Lionsgate will bring news of the film’s release date in the near future.