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Johnny Knoxville isn’t ruling out making more Jackass films in the future

Rachel Lang

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Johnny Knoxville isn’t ruling out making more Jackass films in the future

Jackass might have been around for more than 20 years, but don't think for a second that means Johnny Knoxville and the lads are heading into retirement.

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The show started out on MTV in 2000 before moving to the silver screen for a whopping 10 movies.

Their latest, Jackass Forever, was largely touted as their final film. After all, the face of the show, Johnny Knoxville, is 51 years old now.

It would make sense, right? Wrong.

In an interview with Variety, Knoxville has spectacularly blown that little falsehood out of the water.

The legend revealed that no one has ever confirmed the assumption that Jackass Forever was their last hurrah.

"We never said whether it was or wasn’t [the final film]," Knoxville told Variety.

"That got written somewhere and people ran with it."

Well, that changes everything.

Knoxville did admit that the old crew is getting on a bit, but there is a simple solution to deal with that issue: fresh meat.

"We’re older now. Is it gonna look sweaty doing what we do at our age? We all felt we needed to bring on some younger people to do it with us," Knoxville said.

Chris Pontius and Johnny Knoxville in Jackass Number Two, 2006. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Chris Pontius and Johnny Knoxville in Jackass Number Two, 2006. Credit: Paramount Pictures

The actor and Jackass stuntman revealed the lads had a two-day test run in 2019 to see how the crew, both young and old, could handle the stunts.

"After two or three hours of shooting, we all knew it felt great. We didn’t need to see the footage," he told Variety.

Knoxville did admit that the trial run did spark a minor panic between the old boys, though.

He said: "The old guys thought,' Wait, are we getting replaced?' No, we’re just drawing the circle a little wider," Knoxville said.

But don't get too excited, because nothing is confirmed.

Knoxville just warned us not to rule out the possibility.

"If we did continue, we would lean on the younger cast more and the old guys would take a little step back but still be a part of it," he said.

The iconic opening scene from Jackass: The Movie, 2001. Credit: Paramount Pictures
The iconic opening scene from Jackass: The Movie, 2001. Credit: Paramount Pictures

The man who helped build the institution that is Jackass went on to add: "I would have to step back because my neurologist said I can’t have any more concussions."

The Dukes of Hazzard star - yes, don't forget he has an acting career as well - added that Jackass is like one big family.

That still includes former castmate Bam Margera, who has struggled with mental health and addiction problems for years.

Although they fell out, Knoxville added he has all the love in the world for his former stunt partner.

"I love Bam. I just want him to get well for himself and his family," Knoxville said.

He added to Variety: "I love the guy, and I want him to get well and stay well."

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy. Paramount Pictures.

Topics: Jackass, News, TV and Film, US News, Bam Margera, Celebrity

Rachel Lang
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