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More from this year’s New York Comic Con now, and there’s some bad news for anyone hoping for a sequel to one of Kevin Smith’s best-loved movies – Dogma 2 is not going to happen apparently.
Back in 1999, Smith, famous for the Jay & Silent Bob and Clerks movies, released Dogma a (kind of) religious comedy about a pair of fallen angels and their attempt to exploit a loophole in order to make it back into Heaven.
Being a Kevin Smith movie, Dogma starred a wide range of comedic actors and actresses including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Alan Rickman, Jason Lee, George Carlin, and even musician Alanis Morissette who starred as God.
If you were holding out hope for Dogma 2, Kevin Smith has some bad news for you — it’s not happening.
The movie starred Smith and his best friend and long-time collaborator, Jason Mewes, firmly establishing their Jay and Silent Bob characters as the heart of what would eventually be known as the View Askewniverse – yep, another shared cinematic universe, though this one actually existed before the MCU, and, unlike the DCEU or Dark Universe, this one actually worked!
Now, during a panel at this year’s New York Comic Con, Smith was asked about the possibility of a Dogma sequel, and his answer was pretty definitive – a rarity with these things most of the time;
I don’t think we need a Dogma 2.”
And, in fact, Smith took his statement one step further saying how he’s avoiding religious movies altogether now, which perhaps isn’t that surprising considering the first movie led to him receiving death threats.
Despite the Catholic Church’s objections about the film mocking its theology, the movie went on to earn $31.4 million at the box office – not bad for a movie that cost $10 million to make.
Since Dogma, Smith went on to produce and star in several View Askewniverse movies alongside Jason Mewes, and then moved onto producing TV episodes such as Supergirl and The Flash, dabbled in writing comic books for the likes of DC and Marvel, and an ongoing podcast wherein he interviews and talks to key figures from the Nerdy-world of movies and comic books such as Stan Lee.
Still waiting on my call-up, by the way, Kevin.