Last week, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville intimated to MTV that, while they wouldn’t rule out a sequel to Jackass 3D, it wasn’t something they had in their immediate plans. Tremaine said:
“We made ‘Jackass 3D’ as if it’s the last, just like we made ‘Jackass: The Movie,’ just like we made ‘Number Two,’ ” Tremaine said. “So we think it’s the end, but it’s kind of stupid to predict, because here we are again.”
One week, and a $50 million opening later, and guess what, folks: Jackass 3.5 is coming at you. It’s not so much a sequel as it is leftovers. Johnny Knoxville told The LA Times:
“We shot two movies’ worth of footage. We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas — funny stuff. The bits were just coming out of us left and right.”
And yes: While the Jackass guys did do the same thing after Jackass 2 — releasing the extra footage a few months later on the web — Paramount, seeking to extract every fucking last cent out of these people’s flatulence, is mulling the idea of a theatrical release. as early as this winter.
I don’t want to speculate on the bits of 3.5 — though, there was more footage from the guy who could blow darts with his ass which seems likely to make it — but, Jackass 3D already felt like recycled and thrown out ideas from the first two movies. I can only imagine what the left out scenes might entail. Someone catching the erupting volcano of excrement in their mouths is all I can figure.
One-off, my ass.