On this episode of Nerd & Tie we remember the late Terry Pratchett, dive into Nick and Pher’s weekend at Kitsune Kon, lament CHI-FI’s inability to do PR or communicate, get amazed by the antics of Fantasticon Milwaukee, talk about the No Boys Dorm Kickstarter, entertain the idea of the “Con Man” webseries, and get confused by Mallrats 2 being a thing.
Also, Sony is screwing up the Ghostbusters franchise, big time.
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.
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?