20 years are drawing near since the theatrical debut of Kevin Smith and Clerks. So it would be only fitting to give the Clerks franchise a third installment. Kevin Smith strongly agrees as he divulged details of the long-teased third film on his podcast Smodcast. Along with guest Jeff Anderson, who plays Randal Graves in the franchise shared their opinion about the Clerks trilogy. Anderson had this to say:

“I like the script. It’s being introduced to these characters that are friends. Friends of mine. Friends of ours. Whether or not I was going to do the movie, I wanted to read the script. Just for closure for myself! Fuck the fans, I just wanna’ know! Yeah, it’s a very different movie and that’s what I like about it. Clerks II was a very different movie from 1, but it wasn’t that different. Clerks III . . . still not that different, but different in a different way. Different, different, different, different. Clerks to me was a gritty movie. Clerks II became this brighter movie. Clerks III to me feels somewhere between 1 and 2. It feels a little gritty and we go back to the beginning stages, but we do see the progression.”

Anderson made well to not give away any plot points for the upcoming film except, that he will make his return as Randal. Smith also gave away that the third installment would be in his traditional black and white. Well at least for the first ten minutes.

Please believe you can expect Jay and Silent Bob to strike back yet again, as they have been confirmed for Clerks 3. Which is only fitting seeing that they technically own the Quickstop. Smith also had this to say about the new installment:

“I like where [the story] fucking goes so much. It’s my favorite soap opera now. It’s kinda like The Empire Strikes Back of the Clerks movies. It doesn’t tell the middle story, but it has that kinda feeling.”

Smith is currently hoping to begin shooting in June of 2015.