Fans of the cult hit Mallrats will be excited to know that not only is Kevin Smith aiming for a 2021 filming but that the entire cast will return for the sequel! He has teased before that originals Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Shannon Dougherty will be in the film but this is the first time that he has confirmed it!
“Looks like we’re heading toward it now in 2021, which is very exciting for us. It takes place 25 years after the original and features the entire cast, [and] a new cast of characters as well. It’s about Brodie and his daughter and the death of the mall. The Brodie that we met in Mallrats has only been proven right in life. The world came around to his way of thinking. So, based on that, Brodie never really had to grow up and now, at this juncture in time, we face the moment when he might actually have to become an adult.”
The character of Brodie (Jason Lee) was always set to be the main character of the film, as he returned in the role in last years movie Jay & Silent Bob Reboot! Ben Affleck who has buried the hatchet with Kevin Smith asked to be in more of the movie, “Better be more than one scene cameo, dude. Put me in a lot.” Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Claire Forlani, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker, and Smith himself were members of the original cast, along with many others.
The movie has yet to have an official title but over the summer Smith said he wanted to let the fans pick the title, Smith has been using the title “Twilight Of The Mallrat” but so far the fans voting is leaning towards “Mallrats Too”.
Mallrats was not the big theater hit that Kevin Smith thought it would be as it made less than two million in the box office and was trashed by movie critics. For years Smith apologized for the movie saying “It died at the box office and it’s gone within a week. I was the whipping boy, the sophomore slump of the year. All of that stuff. So, for years, I referred to Mallrats jokingly and jokingly apologized for it.”
The movie did huge when released on video and became an instant cult hit. His movies Clerks and Mallrats are said to be Smiths best work and fans have wanted sequels for decades! Are you finally ready for Mallrats Two? Sound off in the comment section and as always stay tuned to All Everything Entertainment for more news on this and many more topics!