It’s been a decade since the crew from Jackass was on the big screen, but that’s all about the change. The guys will be back to their antics in 2021, Paramount announced, with a new feature film that will release on March 5.
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I do know that we’re approaching the 20th anniversary of when ‘Jackass’ first appeared on MTV,” said Steve “Steve-O” Glover, “and I do know that there’s an urge, an idea to commemorate that anniversary in some way. It could be small, it could be big.” A big factor in moving forward with the film is whether the rest of the crew—Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze—are interested in taking part, and if they’re even healthy enough to do so. If the original cast does come together, it would mark the first time that they have collaborated on a project since fellow Jackass Ryan Dunn died in a car crash in 2011. Knoxville tried to resurrect the idea in 2018 with a film called “Action Point,” which was inspired by the original Jackass movies and co-starred Chris Pontius. “Action Point” had a $19 million budget, but only grossed $5.1 million. It was a disappointing performance coming from an idea that saw its franchise bring in more than $335 million since its box office debut in 2002.
“It’s not like we’re saying no,” Knoxville told the EW in 2018 when asked about the possibility of Jackass4. “If we did do a new one, we’d have to bring in some new younger guys—just to bring some fresh blood into it. But it’s possible…I still write ideas down, just in case I get that twitch again. We’re sitting on a ton of new ideas. There was so many that we didn’t get to shoot for Jackass 3. We have more ideas than we could shoot for Jackass 4, I’ll tell you that.”