Writer and director Kevin Smith, who is currently on the road promoting the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, is set to produce a third movie in the Clerks universe. Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, who has taken a break from the music industry to pursue a career in comic book writing, will be scoring Clerks 3, according to Smith.
Smith recently offered details on the plot of Clerks 3, which will bring some of Smith’s personal experience following his heart attack into the story of Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson). “Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there’s nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that. And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people’s movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make ‘Clerks.’ That’s the story of Clerks 3.”