Jackass 4

It’s been eight years since the Jackass crew assembled for their third big screen outing featuring an assembly of insane, vulgar and dangerous stunts. Following the debut of Jackass 3D in 2010, they followed it up with a straight-to-DVD round-up of footage that didn’t make the cut and called it Jackass 3.5. Now that Action Point bombed hard at the box office, it sounds like there’s a chance Johnny Knoxville might go back to the well and get the old gang together for some new shenanigans.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the Jackass franchise star was inevitably asked about the possibility of reviving Jackass for a fourth round at the movies. After all, Action Point only made $2.3 million at the box office in its opening weekend, and it felt like a poor excuse to capitalize on Knoxville’s association with Jackass in a much more lame, tame manner. For his part, Knoxville certainly isn’t ruling it out:

“It’s possible, for sure. It’s not like we’re saying no. 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. [Many unused bits that they did film wound up on 2011’s straight-to-video Jackass 3.5.] We have more ideas than we could shoot for Jackass 4, I’ll tell you that.”

So it sounds like Knoxville and the Jackass crew would only need the greenlight and word from Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to start pulling off new stunts. But like Knoxville says, these guys aren’t the young bucks they were when they pulled off their first movie in 2002, which adapted the popular MTV series that had people doing stupid stuff on camera before YouTube was even a thing.

Speaking of which, part of me wonders if the advent of YouTube might make the prospect of a Jackass movie a little less enticing. Sure, there’s the appeal that comes from these specific guys getting together to be morons, but we can see that idiocy in droves thanks to the internet. Then again, most of the stuff the Jackass crew has done isn’t all that appealing to everyday people, so maybe it won’t be an issue.

Would you want to see Jackass 4 come together?

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