Mallrats director Kevin Smith is turning to the advice of fans to help select a title for the upcoming Mallrats 2. The first Mallrats movie follows the story of TS Quint, played by Jeremy London, and his friend Brodie Bruce, Jason Lee, who get into various mall shenanigans and even come face to face with Stan Lee.
Mallrats, which turned 25 this year, is still a cult classic and a beloved film that was even referenced in Captain Marvel, to Smith’s delight. Though the original romantic buddy-comedy didn’t do well at the box office, in recent years, the movie has gained a number of devoted fans, many of whom are anxiously awaiting a sequel.
Although the script for Mallrats 2 has changed throughout the years, Smith previously revealed that he originally envisioned Mallrats 2 as a Die Hard movie, but set in a shopping mall.
Smith has been involved in many other projects since the release of Mallrats, including the 2019 film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which may have contributed to the sequel’s delay. Now, Smith is making progress on the Mallrats sequel and is leaving one aspect of the movie up to fans.
In a new interview with Comicbook, Smith has revealed that he’s looking to fans for advice on titling his upcoming film. Though his original title was Twilight of the Mallrats, a fan’s reaction to a recent Instagram post from Smith made him rethink his decision. In the caption, Smith uses the phrase “Mallrats Too” (as opposed to “Two”), and one user commented that Mallrats Too would make an excellent title. Smith’s full comment from his interview can be read below:
‘The big question right now, and we can throw this out to the audience too, two titles. “I love Twilight of the Mallrats, but the other day I put up an Instagram post where it was me and Ethan together and I wrote Mallrats Too, T-O-O, and somebody was like,
‘There’s your title.’ I was like, ‘Oh sh*t, was it that obvious? Did I miss it?’ So you got two options. Would you rather see … In a world where you are looking to see a Mallrats sequel, I understand not everyone is, but if you’re someone that’s interested in this sort of thing would you rather that movie be called Twilight of the Mallrats or simply Mallrats Too? Let’s leave that up to the audience man.”
So, what do you all think about this guys?