Well, I guess the Jackass crew is coming back.
Paramount Pictures made it official yesterday that they’ll be making the fourth installment of their low-budget Jackass film franchise, based on the popular MTV comedy series that focuses on dangerous/gross stunts and pranks.
Giving Jackass 4 a release date of March 5th, 2021.
The original three movies were quite profitable for Paramount Pictures.
Here is a breakdown on the budgets vs box office hauls of the last three movies, which were extremely profitable compared to the budgets.
- Jackass (2002) – $79.4 million (budget of $5 million)
- Jackass Number Two (2006) – $84.6 million (buget of $11.5 million)
- Jackass 3D (2010) – $171.6 million (budget of $20 million)
However, it’s currently unknown what members of Jackass would be returning. Likely, folks such as Johnny Knoxville Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera, and others could hypothetically end up participating in the new film (how much is unclear).
Given they’re using the Jackass title we assume that at the very least Knoxville will be coming back along with longtime director Jeff Tremaine.
The series/shows led to multiple spinoffs including shows such as Viva La Bam and Wildboyz.
Knoxville and Tremaine had recently worked together on the spin-off film Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa, which was released back in 2013.
I’m kind of curious if the veterans might use the opportunity to make usage for a younger crew in Jackass 4, allowing for younger bodies to take over the mantle from the older guys and potentially keep the dumbass flame burning for a new generation.
Members such as Steve-O and Bam have had their issues with substance abuse over the years (Ryan Dunn tragically died in 2011), which might factor into their decessions to potentially put their bodies through more hell.
It is worth noting that Steve-O has been talking up the idea of doing stunts again during a string of recent interviews/podcast appearances.
We’ll certainly keep an eye out for any further information on the project.