The ‘Jackass Forever’ Trailer Has Dropped And Proves The Boys Are Cooked As Ever
Suddenly it's 2010 again and I'm weirdly emotional about it.
Jackass hive, assemble! The trailer for Jackass Forever, the last ever installment in the franchise with the original gang, has finally dropped and it’s all a little bit emotional.
Eleven years on from Jackass 3D, a lot has changed. We sadly lost notable group member Ryan Dunn to a drink driving incident. The boys got a little older, and a lot greyer, as they built their careers away from crazy, dangerous, life-altering stunts. And the millennial teens who grew up with the franchise are now adults in their 20s and 30s with real-life responsibilities.
But if the Jackass trailer proves anything, it’s that the unmatched chaotic energy the boys had in the 2000s hasn’t changed at all.
Reuniting 10 years after Ryan Dunn’s death, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, David England, and Ehren McGhehey return with the same energy of the original movies despite visibly being much, much older.
Along with their classic bread-and-butter stunts involving human canons, angry bulls, mini motorcycles, and the boys getting their nuts well and truly destroyed for the sake of content, Jackass Forever features a number of celeb cameos, too.
In the trailer we see Machine Gun Kelly slapped with the iconic giant slap hand and Tyler the Creator zapped by an electrified piano. But Shaquille O’Neal, Post Malone, Eric André, and Tony Hawk are also set to appear in the latest Jackass installment that’s due to release in the US on October 21.
A lot of warmth and sadness seeing our wonderful, juvenile Jackass boys become old men
— Mr. Chau (@Srirachachau) July 20, 2021
Mfs weren’t kidding lol pic.twitter.com/1KJBSFoacb
— Skitch.mp4 (@SkitchSinatra) July 20, 2021
Unfortunately for fans who grew up watching the boys destroy their bodies for a laugh, you’ll notice that there’s a distinct lack of Bam Margera in the Jackass Forever trailer.
Sadly, Margera was pulled from the project after allegedly breaching his contract that required him to remain sober during filming. The professional skateboarder turned stuntman said that his removal from the project “hurts my heart, because I’ve waited 10 years for this”.
In an interview with GQ in May, Knoxville confirmed that Bam Margera had been pulled from the project earlier this year alluding to issues with Margera’s ongoing addiction struggles.
“We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs. We tried to push that along. I think that’s all I really want to say about it,” the Jackass creator said. “I don’t want to get into a public back-and-forth with Bam. I just want him to get better.”
But with Bam or no Bam, Jackass Forever sure looks like it’s going to be a strangely emotional final trip for everyone involved.
Getting emotional over this poster for Jackass Forever. It’s beautiful. pic.twitter.com/zOeppgkDaG
— filmaroni (@filmaroni) July 19, 2021
‘Jackass Forever’ hits Australian cinemas on November 11.