An early and steadfast supporter of Zack Snyder’s Justice League director’s cut is what Kevin Smith has proven himself to be.
As for the ending of 1994’s Clerks, he couldn’t resist using “Snyder Cut” to describe his own original vision of it. This alternate ending is granted as nothing new of sorts as Brian O’Halloran previously told Rolling Stone that he “hated” it.
Smith ended up shooting the scene before deciding to go with the closing-up-shop ending that actually suited the spirit of the film well.
While writing Clerks III. Smith uncovered the draft. While the progress would have been an ultimate irony, O’Halloran’s opinion seems valid as this would have been too quick and easy of a wrap-up.
It would have made Clerks III a probably nonexistent happening in the way as Smith has been writing it.
Shooting has clearly been pushed back due to obvious circumstances, but Smith previously revealed to EW that the script was inspired by his own heart attack. “Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there’s nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that,” Smith explained.
“He comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people’s movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make Clerks. That’s the story of Clerks 3.”