Smith confirmed on Twitter his first draft of the script is finished. https://twitter.com/thatkevinsmith/status/597772090704465920
Smith has been quoted as saying Stan Lee’s role in the film (previously announced) will be slightly more substantial than his cameo appearance in the original film.
12/04/15 Kevin Smith recently announced the long-awaited sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats; Mallrats 2 (also known as Mallrats 2: Die Hard in a Mall). This was first announced on 12th March 2015 via this cryptic tweet and later confirmed on one of Smith’s podcasts. https://twitter.com/thatkevinsmith/status/576163254717673472 This was originally pegged for filming in 2016….but has been steadily moved forward for various reasons and this will now be the next film smith shoots this summer; see more here. Casting Announcements Smith has began to announce many original cast members will be reprising their roles; as confirmed by special ‘selfies’ they have taken to show their involvement in the project. Cast announced so far: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker, Jeremy London, Renee Humphrey, Brian O’Hallaran, Scott Mosier, Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Shannon Doherty, Claire Forlaini & Stan Lee.
Smith has said his script includes 18 returning characters as well as six new characters.
New cast members added so far – Ralph Garman.
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