In December, Kevin Smith said his last movie would be Clerks III. This weekend, however, he revealed on "What's Trending" that he's now instead leaning toward writing Clerks III as a book that will be released in installments. According to Smith, this method would allow him to explore the characters much more deeply. And by doing it one chapter at a time, he can incorporate the fan's feedback. Smith understands the criticism that might come from that: “I know people would go, ‘Why would you want to? You’re an artist.'” However, he argued: “Now I’m a new-media artist and the new-media artist involves the audience and that’s something I’ve been doing for nearly 20 years at this point anyway.” From there, he might make a feature or a web series, but the book would be first. Smith acknowledges that this is not a done deal yet and he still needs to talk with his Clerks collaborators about it. If this were one of his movies, this would be a good time for Silent Bob to pipe up and give a long, convincing speech about how it should just be a movie.
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