Many “Jackass” fans will have to wait until Feb. 4, 2022, to see their beloved cast and its hijinks after a new release date this week.
The movie’s fourth installment, along with “Top Gun 2: Maverick” and “Mission Impossible 7,” was pushed back on the studio’s release calendar.
Star Johnny Knoxville snuck up on a billboard and spraypainted the new date in an announcement to fans.
In the era of COVID-19, Screen Rant reported that many movie studios have delayed or shuffled their movies off to streaming services. “Black Widow,” “Fast & Furious 9,” and “Suicide Squad” have taken their lumps amid poor ticket sales.
‘Jackass Forever’ On Hold
Tennessee native Johnny Knoxville and his band of merry idiots last made “Jackass: 3D” in 2010. Many consider “Jackass Forever” as the aging cast’s final foray into the world of painful stunts and constant laughs.
Knoxville, also known as Phillip John Clapp, is pushing 51. He and his friends brought the show to MTV for two seasons and 20 episodes. Five hit movies later with multiple suffered injuries, and the cast is looking to finish off their legacy with “Jackass Forever.”
Knoxville told GQ earlier this year that “Jackass Forever” would be his last.
“You can only take so many chances before something irreversible happens,” the actor said.
Knoxville went on to say he’s very fortunate to have taken so many chances and still be walking.
The cast has had its fair share of tragedy.
Knoxville’s motley crew lost castmate Ryan Dunn in a 2011 automobile accident. Also, the popular Bam Margera fell out with his friends. The show producers axed him from the movie due to substance abuse issues. Margera is fighting back with a lawsuit.
Margera Not a ‘Jackass Forever’ Fan
Original cast member Margera has been in the news for his lawsuit directed at Knoxville, director Spike Jonze, and Paramount Pictures.
Margera, who also had an MTV hit with “Viva La Bam,” has worked with personal issues and rehab stints in the past.
Movie officials fired Margera on Feb. 17 during the movie’s production.
The actor reportedly violated substance abuse terms in his contract. He tested positive for Adderall but claimed the studio knew of his prescription before signing the contract.
Margera said “‘Jackass Forever” movie officials coerced him into signing a “wellness agreement” while in rehab in 2019.
The contract terms stated dismissal if he didn’t sign the contract. Margera said he didn’t have a chance to look over the contract with his lawyers.
“Jackass Forever” will be the first movie not to showcase Margera.
“Jackass” Star In A Hulu Show
Knoxville will star in an upcoming Hulu series called “Reboot” with “Key & Peele” star Keegan-Michael Key.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan is behind the project.
Show producers describe the show as a “reboot” of an early 2000s family sitcom” where a dysfunctional cast “is forced back together.” The cast is must deal “with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world.”
The show also has wraps on the secret details on Knoxville and Key characters.
Reportedly, there are some weird layers of the show going on a well. The report said “new and old showrunners of the series within the series.”