Mallrats 2 is Happening… but should it?

So THR is reporting that Kevin Smith is working on Mallrats 2, and that he’s completed about half the script. At first I was mildly excited, but the more and more I think about it, the more trepidation I have about the idea.

Because I’m not sure Clerks 3 is a good idea.

…I’m sorry, I meant Mallrats 2.

I’m having a bit of a flashback here, because this is the same reaction I had when it was announced that Kevin Smith is also currently working on Clerks 3.

Clerks 3 came about because of either the abject failure or moderate success of Tusk, depending who you ask, and Smith’s spinoff of Tusk, titled Yoga Hosers, comes out this summer. Clerks 3 begins production shortly, but Smith’s return to the well with Mallrats 2 won’t happen until after he finishes the miniseries Hit Somebody this fall and Moose Jaws (the follow up to Tusk/Yoga Hosers) in early 2016.

But I still have to ask, do we really need this? I mean, Mallrats was the most stand alone film of all of the 90s Viewaskewdom… does it really need a follow up?

Are malls even a thing people go to anymore?


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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