Director Kevin Smith took a shot at disgruntled He-Man followers by joking that his upcoming Clerks sequel will characteristic an necessary character loss of life.
Pop tradition connoisseur and Clerks III director Kevin Smith has taken a tongue-in-cheek jab at followers upset along with his Masters of the Universe collection at the moment streaming on Netflix. Smith first rose to prominence in 1994 by profitable the Filmmaker’s Trophy on the Sundance Film Festival along with his debut, black and white comedy Clerks. In addition to his long-running “View Askewniverse” movies, which all that includes appearances from the iconic duo Jay and Silent Bob, Smith has additionally lent his abilities to comic-book writing, podcasting, stand-up comedy, and animation.
In 2019 Smith introduced that he can be helming a brand new Masters of the Universe animated collection supposed as a direct sequel to the unique cartoon from the Nineteen Eighties. The first half of Smith’s collection, dubbed Masters of Universe: Revelation, was launched not too long ago on Netflix, with the second half of the season nonetheless but to obtain an official release date. Despite the primary 5 episodes faring nicely with critics, the present skilled evaluate bombing from followers upset with the controversial choice to seemingly kill off He-Man’s character in the first episode and concentrate on Teela’s character as a substitute.
Currently gearing as much as start filming the long-awaited threequel to his debut movie Clerks, Smith appears greater than conscious of the backlash his Masters of the Universe series has garnered. Taking to Twitter, Smith prompt that the movie could kill off Brian O’Halloran’s character Dante Hicks within the first act as a result of his “storytelling senses tell me audiences universally love that trope.” Check out the hilarious tweet under:
I flip 51 per week from right now, as we begin capturing CLERKS III. But at midday, the solid reads the script aloud for the primary time! Wait till @BrianCOHalloran finds out we kill off his character within the first act! My storytelling senses inform me audiences universally love that trope… pic.twitter.com/0Pd5GxeaLN
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Smith’s consideration is now firmly fastened on delivering the third entry in his Clerks trilogy, going again to his roots and filming it entirely in his hometown of New Jersey. Returning alongside Smith’s personal Silent Bob for the movie are authentic stars Jason Mewes (Jay), Jeff Anderson (Randal), Brian O’Halloran (Dante), in addition to Ahsoka’s Rosario Dawson who shall be reprising her position from the sequel, Becky. Filming on Clerks III is at the moment set to get underway subsequent week.
With his movies usually packed to bursting with self-referential and deprecating humor, Smith is exhibiting that he’s not taking the criticism he’s receiving too critically. While he has already indicated that He-Man does indeed feature heavily in the second half of the series, he has confirmed he didn’t deliberately got down to provoke followers or “upset anybody” and is a bit of baffled by a number of the accusations being thrown his approach. Nonetheless, Smith is not any stranger to courting controversy from followers and appears to be taking the backlash in stride whereas engaged on Clerks III.
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