The Clerks III trailer completes the circle of meta that Kevin Smith started in 1994

It’s been greater than 15 years since the final Clerks film, however now Kevin Smith and buddies are again to complete the trilogy. In the first trailer for Clerks III, launched on Wednesday, Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) decides it’s time to make a film of his personal. Clerks III is ready to launch someday this fall.

Clerks III will comply with the authentic duo from Smith’s 1994 indie film Clerks, Randal and Dante (Brian O’Halloran), together with buddies Elias (Trevor Fehrman), Jay (Jason Mewes), and Silent Bob (Smith), as they’re drafted into making a film after a coronary heart assault reminds Randal of his personal mortality. That means we’re in for a continuing barrage of jokes about movie-making, plus lots of meta bits about the earlier two movies in the sequence, as Randal mines the crew’s convenience-store chats for film materials.

There are callbacks to Clerks’ rooftop hockey sport and conversations about the Death Star (which softly implicated Disney as the new Galactic Empire), plus longtime Smith pal Ben Affleck studying for the half of Dante in the film.

The entire factor already feels a bit like the meta jokes that gripped films and TV in the mid-2000s through titles like Community and 30 Rock. But Smith and his Clerks sequence (together with the 2000 animated spinoff sequence, additionally simply referred to as Clerks) have been doing that fashion of humor even earlier than the earlier cycle of meta-comedy and self-reference that kicked off with 1996’s Scream. So it solely is sensible that they might proceed after the newest wave of meta-jokes handed as properly.

Kevin Smith wrote and directed Clerks III, identical to the earlier films in the sequence. Along with the 4 predominant characters, the film may also embrace Rosario Dawson and Marilyn Ghigliotti, reprising their roles from the earlier films.

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