Kevin Smith confirms 'Clerks 3' is happening

Kevin Smith confirms 'Clerks 3' is happening

Clerks 3 is officially in the works, Kevin Smith has announced.

This marks a bigger break between the first films which were released in 1994 and 2006 respectively. They followed Dante, portrayed by Brian O'Halloran, and Randal, played by Jeff Anderson, as they worked at a convenience store and later a fast-food joint.

This is the official trailer for the first Clerks movie: 

While it was already known that two characters from the franchise, Jay and Silent Bob, were appearing in a reboot, news of a third Clerks movie was made official today on Instagram by 49-year-old Smith.

Alongside a picture of himself Anderson and co-star Jay Mewes, who will all appear in the new movie, Smith wrote: "We talked about making a movie together. It'll be a movie that concludes a saga. It'll be a movie about how you're never too old to completely change your life."

A scene from Clerks. Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"It'll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It'll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning - a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey.

It'll be a movie that stars Jeff and @briancohalloran, with me and Jay in supporting roles. And it'll be a movie called CLERKS III!

To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return. And we're all gonna return to the scene of the crime!"

The actor revealed that while a script for a third movie was written a few years ago, the one that it is being used is completely different and it is still in the process of being written.

"This means I'm gonna get to play with my two favorite inaction figures again: Dante & Randal!" he continued.

"Two weeks from the debut of @jayandsilentbob Reboot… I'm ecstatic to announce our imminent return to Quick Stop! So I assure you: we're open!"