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Kevin Smith says MCR's Gerard Way will compose the score for Clerks 3

Break out your best funeral finery, stop washing your hair, and prepare to cake on some makeup, because Kevin Smith has announced that former My Chemical Romance frontman and comic book mogul Gerard Way will be composing the score for CLERKS 3!

According to a /Film reader by the name of Mario R, Smith unveiled Way's involvement in the recently-resuscitated sequel on Monday during a Roadshow event for JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT. As per /Film's report, Smith had managed to convince Way to return to the music scene, marking CLERKS 3 as the shock rocker's first film score project. Previously, Smith and Way had collaborated on a track for TUSK, but more recently, Way released a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Hazy Shade of Winter” for Netflix’s adaptation of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY.

With regard to CLERKS 3, Smith made the news official by taking to Instagram for a photo of himself with his hetero-lifemate, Mewes, and CLERKS star Jeff Anderson. A caption was included with the photo that read “It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 CLERKS! Thanks to the good folks at @zscentertainment and @leeloomultiprops, I got to see Randal! #JeffAnderson, @jaymewes, and I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years (hit the Leloo site for sweet signed skateboards)! But even better than that? We talked about making a movie together. It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning - a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey. It’ll be a movie that stars Jeff and @briancohalloran, with me and Jay in supporting roles. And it’ll be a movie called CLERKS III! To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return. And we’re all gonna return to the scene of the crime! This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true! After mending fences with @benaffleck earlier this year, I was hoping for a chance to do the same with Jeff - so huge thanks to Leeloo Multiprops for getting us all in the same room. But the biggest thanks ever go to Jeff, for being receptive to the idea at all. This means I’m gonna get to play with my two favorite inaction figures again: Dante & Randal! Two weeks from the debut of @jayandsilentbob Reboot (on @fathomevents screens 10/15 & 10/17, link in my bio), I’m ecstatic to announce our imminent return to Quick Stop! So I assure you: we’re open! #KevinSmith #clerks3 #jaymewes #jayandsilentbob #danteandrandal #quickstop #leeloomultiprops #indiefilm #clerks

A post shared by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on Oct 1, 2019 at 5:51am PDT

CLERKS 3 is a project that Smith has been hoping to bring to fruition for quite some time. In fact, Smith says that he'd found inspiration for a new draft of the CLERKS 3 script thanks in part to his February, 2018 heart attack. When talking about the film earlier this month, Smith detailed aspects of the plot for Randall and Dante's next foray into the workforce.

“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.”

Are you excited to hear that Gerard Way will contribute to the making of CLERKS 3? Are you ready to return to the Quick-Stop for more retail-related ridiculousness? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Source: Slash Film

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