Will “Jackass 3.5” be in theaters in a few months?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The hot topic during the recent “Jackass” publicity push wasn’t just the “3D” version that was headed to theaters, but also the additional footage director Jeff Tremaine left out.

During our interview, Bam Margera mentioned a few alternate stunts that didn’t make the final cut. Appearing on Sirius XM’s “Opie and Anthony Show,” Steve-O talked about physical abuse he suffered that was left on the cutting room floor. But he assured those listening that they’d get to see it in “Jackass 3.5,” the supplemental online feature that usually comes out a few months after a “Jackass” film makes its way through theaters.

Ah, but the prophetic Steve-O probably had no idea just how quickly that promise would become a reality … most likely because he could not have predicted how well “Jackass 3D” would do at the theaters on opening weekend.

As you know, “Jackass 3D” broke box office records with its $50 million opening. No surprise, Paramount now wants to figure a way to keep the interest burning, and so “Jackass 3.5” might not be heading to DVD by Christmas, as promised. It might be heading to theaters.

According to 24 Frames, the studio is contemplating taking all of the material held out of “Jackass 3D” and packaging it as a separate film. It would be incredibly quick turnaround for a “sequel,” though it makes a lot of sense from the studio’s standpoint. Johnny Knoxville claimed in the article that they “shot two movies’ worth of footage. We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas — funny stuff. The bits were just coming out of us left and right.”

And now they’ll likely be coming to a theater near you. What do you think? Would you pay to see another “Jackass” film in a few months? Or does absence make the heart grow fonder, and you need a few years to recuperate after seeing the guys catapulted through the air in a portable toilet? Let us know in the comments section below. Once we know what Paramount has decided, we’ll bring the news to you.

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