For as long as the Jackass crew has been doing what they do, fans have had to assume it was only a matter of time before they just couldn’t handle that kind of damage anymore. Even so, after the success of Jackass: Number 2, it was all but guaranteed that if they could take the hits, there would be a third film eventually, and it appears that that time is now. Cinematical is reporting that a list of Paramount Pictures’ 2010 slate of movies includes not only a third movie in the franchise, but specifically a Jackass 3-D!
Since the last movie, the gang moved on to many different projects of their own. Bam Margera has had a few TV shows added to his resume with regulars like Ryan Dunn appearing often. Steve-O and Party Boy Chris Pontius had their show Wildboyz for a while, and Pontius has unexpectedly moved on to more serious acting roles, recently snagging a part in a future Sofia Coppola film. Johnny Knoxville hasn’t appeared in nearly as many movies as it looked like he was building toward, but he and some other members of the cast and crew have begun other TV shows like MTV’s Nitro Circus, which is just like Jackass, but with professionals, and just as entertaining if you’re into that kind of “humans doing incredibly stupid things” kind of humor.
When it comes to Jackass, you likely either hate it or love it, and your mind is already made up on the prospect of a third flick. I personally was in the prime age demographic when this chaos was unleashed on the world, and I’ve always been a big fan of the show and movies. In fact, the second movie was one of the craziest and most entertaining theater experiences I’ve ever had (the movies are perfect for jam-packed, loud theaters where talking and yelling is welcomed). So while the movie is more of a spectacle than anything, I’m not one to turn down the promises of a good time and pain-inducing laughter.
Now, all that we need to know is what the hell they are planning to do with the 3-D, and if we should hide our eyes.