One can sometimes forget how influential Jackass was. The early-2000s MTV phenomenon was a shocking, hilarious reminder that life is short, the suburbs are terrible, and pain is simply brain cells leaving the body. The show spawned countless imitators and vaulted punk and metal bands into the spotlight who might not have become as popular without the show. Now, fans’ first look at the fourth Jackass film has been revealed, and it seems to uphold the core tenets of the original: gross-out humor, dangerous animals, and dick agony.
These first photos from the new movie, titled Jackass Forever, come to us courtesy of Loudwire. As you can see in the images, the crew may look a little older, but are 100% in no way wiser. Among the gang are Johnny Knoxville, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy, Steve-O, Dave England, Wee Man, Dark Shark, Chris Pontius
“Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original Jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast,” says the synopsis of the film.
Take a look at your first taste of Jackass Forever below:
One member of the Jackass crew who is pointedly absent from the film is skater/cultural savant Bam Margera, whose recent struggles with substance abuse have proved harrowing for his fans and friends. Margera was fired from the production due to addiction issues, and just this May TMZ revealed that longtime Jackass director Jeff Tremaine, who is in many ways responsible for the show’s massive success, filed a temporary restraining order against the star. How Bam’s further involvement in the franchise might play out remains to be seen.
Jackass Forever is currently set to hit theaters October 22nd, 2021. Keep your eyes peeled for a new trailer next week.
Words by Chris Krovatin