Back in March, Kevin Smith hinted that a sequel to his 1995 film Mallrats was in the works, and now we have confirmation that the movie is not only happening, but it’s also found a new mall to call home.
Smith made the announcement on Facebook this week, and accompanied it with a photo of himself in front of the sign for the Exton Square Mall in Exton, Pennsylvania.
“We found our MALL, y’all! This January, the @extonsquaremall in Exton, PA will star in #Mallrats 2!” he wrote in the photo’s caption. “@jayandsilentbob are coming to Chester County! Big thanks to financiers StarStream, who found the mall & the money! They’re making this #MR2 dream come true!”
Unofficially titled “Mallbrats,” the sequel to the 1995 film will bring Smith back to the “View Askewniverse” he established with his first film, 1994’s Clerks, and expanded in subsequent films including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The films featured many of the same cast members (including Ben Affleck and Smith himself) playing recurring characters in each film, sometimes in leading roles and other times as supporting characters or cameo roles.
The original Mallrats starred Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee, Shannen Doherty, Michael Rooker, Renee Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Scott Mosier, Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Brian O’Halloran, Claire Forlani, and the recurring duo of Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay and Silent Bob, respectively. Legendary comic-book creator Stan Lee also played himself in a cameo role.
The 1994 film was shot at the Eden Prairie Center mall in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.