If you were holding out hope for Dogma 2, Kevin Smith has some bad news for you — it’s not happening.
In May 1999, the Clerks director released Dogma, a religious (sort of) comedy about a pair of fallen angels and their attempt to exploit a loophole in order to get back into Heaven. It being a Kevin Smith film, Dogma starred a variety of up and coming actors and a few Hollywood veterans, from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Chris Rock, Salma Hayek and Alan Rickman. The film also starred Smith and his best friend Jason Mewes, firmly establishing their Jay and Silent Bob characters as the heart of what would come to be known as the View Askewniverse.
During a panel at New York Comic Con, Smith was asked about the possibility of Dogma 2 being an actual thing, and his answer was pretty definitive. “No. I don’t think we need a Dogma 2.” In fact, Smith took it a step further and said he’s avoiding religious movies altogether, which perhaps isn’t surprising, as the first movie led to him receiving death threats.
Despite controversy stemming from the Catholic Church’s objections about the film taking jabs at its theology, the movie struck a chord with Smith’s fanbase and went on to earn $31.4 million at the box office against its $10 million budget. Smith danced around the idea of a sequel back in 2005, but has focused on directing other movies, as well as episodes of television shows like Supergirl and The Flash.
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