With Jackass Forever set to premiere on February 4th, the Jackass crew took to Twitter to share the film’s final trailer.
“The wait is over,” the Jackass Forever team declares. “It’s finally time to grab your friends and laugh your a—es off. Watch the final trailer for Jackass Forever only in theaters February 4th.”
According to IMDb. Jackass Forever follows the Jackass crew after 11 years of hiatus. Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, and Chris Pontius have officially returned. Jeff Tremaine is directing the film.
According to IndieWire, the movie’s production started in March 2020. But shut down for a week due to COVID-19 concerns. Within two days of filming, both Knoxville and Steve-O went to the hospital after sustaining injuries on the set. Professional skateboarder Aaron “Jaws” Homoki broke his wrist during the test filming. After a break, the film resumed production in September 2020 and finished in December 2020.
Jackass Forever was to premiere on Mach 5, 2021. However, in April 2020, Paramount announces that the film’s premiere date was now July 2, 2021, instead. Eventually, it was going to be September 3, 2021, and then October 22, 2021. Now it appears February 4, 2022, is the official theatrical release date.
‘Jackass Forever’ Hit With a Lawsuit By Former Castmate
Indie Wire also reported that the production experienced some legal issues when former cast member, Bam Margera, filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, MTV, and Jackass creators Knoxville, Tremaine, and Spike Jonze.
In the lawsuit, Margera claims he was psychologically tortured when he was forced to sign a wellness agreement. This was in order to be a part of Jackass Forever. However, Margera is fired from the film. He notably broke the wellness agreement, which states that all cast members needed to remain sober while filming.
The lawsuit reads, “Paramount’s inhumane treatment of Margera cannot be countenanced. And then ultimately terminated for his protected class status due to his medical condition. And his complaints about Defendant’s discriminatory conduct towards him.”
In a statement to Deadline, the attorneys from Paramount Pictures, MTV, and the Jackass crew proclaimed that Margera’s lawsuit is baseless. “His claims seeking to enjoin Jackass Forever improperly target Defeendants’ protected speech. And are precluded as a matter of law. This Court should strike them.”
The attorneys also share that Margera’s complaint is full of lies as well. They note that the allegations that Knoxville, Tremaine, and Jonze accosted him in a rehab facility and browbeat Margera into signing a draconian sobriety contract never happened. The attorneys claim there was no coercion into signing a talent agreement with Paramount. They then add that Paramount never hired a doctor who forced him to take a ‘cocktail of pills’ that Paramount supposedly prescribed for him against his will.
A judge recently ruled that the lawsuit can proceed.