The Real Reason We Never Got To See Jackass 4

The Real Reason We Never Got To See Jackass 4

There’s been speculation about another Jackass
sequel since the credits rolled on Jackass 3D in 2010. That last incarnation of the grossout prankfest
was so popular that Paramount released Jackass 3.5 a year later, which was full of unrated
and outtakes from 3D. “This is the flying d— high five!” But fans still haven’t had their fill of the
death-defying stunts and excrement-centered pranks they’ve grown to love in the first
three movies. In the six years since Jackass 3.5, there’s
been a ton of buzz about the next installment. Paramount Pictures supposedly registered a
bunch of Jackass 4-related domain names. Johnny Knoxville said in a Reddit AMA that
there were “no plans for another movie,” but they were “open to doing another.” Director Jeff Tremaine announced it would
be shot in Australia, and Bam Margera even let it slip that they were toying with a Jackass
sequel named in honor of the crew’s late buddy, Ryan Dunn. “We just started talking about it. We want to call it ‘We’re Not Dunn Yet’, like
D-U-N-N.” So why hasn’t another sequel happened yet? Is there a worldwide shortage of tasers and
poo-cannons that we’re unaware of? Not quite. Here’s why we never got to see Jackass 4. Johnny Hollywood Though the show and movies were definitely
a collaborative effort, Johnny Knoxville has always been the pointman for the wild Jackass
crew. As the de facto host of the show, Knoxville
brought a certain star quality that helped transform what were essentially underground
skate videos into a multi-million dollar TV and film concept. “Hi, I’m Johnny Knoxville and welcome to Jackass!” Between the first two Jackass movies, Knoxville
made the jump to actual films, with starring roles in The Ringer and The Dukes of Hazzard
reboot. And yes, he still returned for Jackass 3D,
but he’s also talked about the desire to make films with a narrative. In 2017, Knoxville completed such a film,
which he described to Complex as “not Jackass but all the stunts are done in the vein of,”
adding, “It’s a scripted film with me doing the stunts.” That film is Action Park, and it’s based on
a real New Jersey theme park that had a notorious reputation for its lax safety policy that
resulted in many cases of guest injuries, and even six deaths. During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live,
Knoxville listed the litany of injuries he suffered while shooting Action Park: “Two concussions, a broken hand, a sprained
knee, a torn MCL, and I got stitches on this side.” But that wasn’t even worst of it: “I get home from the emergency room from my
second concussion. And I blow my nose, and when I blow my nose,
my left eye pops out of its socket.” So, while Knoxville clearly still has the
itch to perform crazy stunt work, it also seems like he wants to tell a story, too. Star schedules With Knoxville’s career more or less taking
off, the rest of the guys have had to turn to other venues to keep the paychecks coming
in. Steve-O is busy nurturing a fledgling stand-up
comedy act, while Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, and Dave England have basically
taken the Jackass concept and applied it to a live show. In 2016, they went to Australia with their
“Filthy Seppo Tour,” an on-stage mix of stunts and comedy routines. But for the most part, they seem to be just
biding their time until the next Jackass reunion brings them all back together. In an interview with The Daily Journal, Preston
Lacy admitted that the next Jackass sequel hinges entirely on Knoxville’s involvement. “Hopefully, we’ll do another movie. We’re just waiting on Johnny Knoxville’s schedule. … In Hollywood, unless you have a contract,
nothing is nothing.” Steve-O seems to have the same sentiments,
but he put it a lot more bluntly. He told UPROXX: “…some of the guys are sort of less busy
than other guys, and kind of feeling really desperate to get another movie going. Every once in a while an e-mail will be sent
to everybody from one of the guys in the cast saying, “Come on! Come on! Let’s make a movie. Let’s make a movie.” It seems like a pretty clear sign that without
Johnny Knoxville’s involvement, that movie will probably never get off the ground. A dark cloud Ryan Dunn’s tragic loss in a drunk-driving
accident came right on the heels of the release of Jackass 3.5 and had a devastating effect
on the Jackass crew. Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell,
fatally crashed when Dunn lost control of his Porsche which he was reportedly driving
“between 132 and 140” mph. His blood alcohol content was .196 at the
time of the crash. Both director Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville
penned touching tributes to their fallen friend on Knoxville’s blog. In Tremaine’s entry, he writes, “He was such
a huge part of our family and it is forever changed without him.” Dunn was also Bam Margera’s best friend, and
Margera later admitted that he’d spiraled out of control after Dunn’s death. During an episode of Family Therapy, Margera
said, “Since Dunn got in that crash, everything changed dramatically, and instead of drinking
for fun with your friends, [it] turned into drinking to forget.” While a sequel is still possible, the loss
of a beloved friend and castmate certainly cast a dark cloud over any future Jackass
project. Margera’s sobriety After Dunn’s fatal accident, Bam Margera’s
drinking spiralled out of control, leading Steve-O to express his doubts over whether
Margera could even get himself together for a sequel. In a 2016 Reddit AMA, he said, “If Bam can
stay sober and healthy, I suppose it’s possible, but I think it’s unlikely.” Meanwhile, it seems like Margera is ready
to throw himself back into some kind chaotic, prank-filled atmosphere. In an interview for the Gorilla Flicks blog,
Margera opened up about getting healthy, refocusing on skating during a lengthy European hiatus,
and possibly getting another installment of Jackass going. He’s even got a concept ready to go, which
he’s tentatively calling Jackass Hotel, which would trick the entire cast into thinking
they’re checking into a hotel to start shooting the movie, only the hotel is already rigged
with cameras and pranks. He explained the concept, saying: “Before they know it we just film the movie
without anyone’s knowledge. We f— with everybody. Every room is rigged, everybody’s there
to prank everybody. Prank after prank after prank.” But aside from the fact that he basically
ruined the possibility of that concept by talking about it, Margera doesn’t even seem
that committed to the Jackass brand anymore. He closed the interview, saying: “Dear Tremaine… Let’s figure out something to film again,
whether it’s a jackass or a something else. I like this new Viceland channel and I have
a couple ideas, so I’m ready to film again. I’ve spent a lot of time sitting at bars
and drinking, but I’m over that now. I’ve had enough.” Steve-O isn’t interested For his part, Steve-O seems like he’s just
plain moved on from the show and movies that made him famous. The star famously battled with his own addiction
issues during the show. “Umm, using ketamine, PCP, cocaine, nitrous
oxide…” But he’s since cleaned up, and he told The
Daily Beast that on top of focusing on his new stand-up career, he’s also searching for
a new purpose in his life. “Now my goal is to find separation between
me and that character. To find separation between Steve-O and whoever
I am—and more than that, for whoever I am to find fulfillment and validation from within.” That’s a big turnaround for a guy who once
dove head-first into Mike Tyson’s fist, just because he could. But fans don’t have to worry too much about
the possibility of a Steve-O-less Jackass 4 since he also told Vice: “I almost don’t want there to be another Jackass
movie because I’ve worked hard to build my own momentum, and for me to have a little
bit of traction, and to be able to be getting away with having a career beyond Jackass… I want to keep that going. But I would never turn down anything Jackass-related.” Aging out Hard to believe, but Johnny Knoxville is now
closer to 50 than 40. And in the two decades that Knoxville battered
his body for the show and movies, he’s racked up innumerable injuries, once after getting
viciously head-punched by Butterbean, and once after flipping a golf cart. Steve-O brought up the cold hard truth about
aging in an email to his buddies: “Hey, I love working with you guys. We’re all great friends. It’s something really special that we have,
but with that said, as excited as I am to work with you guys, if we’re going to another
project we need to figure out a way to get out in front of it and acknowledge we’re old. Because we’re old.” And even though he’s not exactly thrilled
with the prospect of aging, he also told The Daily Beast, “Now I’m in my forties and I
can’t post a picture without someone commenting, ‘Dude, you got old’…I think I’m pretty realistic
about it. It just points to what’s important is to find
separation from that.” Director projects Jeff Tremaine is the director and driving
force behind Jackass. His skate magazine, Big Brother, served as
the inspiration for the show, and even employed almost the entire cast before they ever had
a deal with MTV. “I thought I could make a TV show out of it,
and MTV just loved it. They just ordered a series.” And because hanging out with notorious bad
boys is kind of Tremaine’s thing, he parlayed his Jackass success to tell the story of “the
world’s most notorious rock band,” Mötley Crüe. In 2016, he produced a documentary about the
band’s final tour, and recently announced that he was finally been attached to direct
a feature biopic about the band, called The Dirt. Tremaine told ScreenCrush, “Dirt is something
I pursued with everything I had. I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2001,
when we were just planning the first Jackass movie.” Outside of the Jackass-sphere, Tremaine has
been chained to the skater/prank show genre, with producer credits for Nitro Circus, Dudesons
in America, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, and Ridiculousness. But it seems he’s ready to take a legitimate
seat in the director’s chair. Plus, as far as we can tell, a 2014 Daily
Mail interview was the last time Tremaine even spoke to the press about another Jackass
installment. Sounds like he’s in no rush to get back to
it, and without Tremaine behind the camera, Jackass 4 will probably never happen. “Hello, my name’s Johnny Knoxville and I’m
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100 thoughts on “The Real Reason We Never Got To See Jackass 4

  1. If you've seen this video before, we originally published it earlier this summer but had to delete it. There was some important information we had to fix. But even if you originally watched this on our channel, check it out again! This new version is longer, and we added a lot more information to it!

  2. Dunn’s death probably put what they were doing to their bodies in perspective. Together, they still love each other but the next guy is always trying to 1-up the last guy. It’s just too dangerous for them nowadays. It probably wouldn’t feel the same without Dunn being there as well, it wouldn’t be whole without him.

  3. I'm guessing they could find a handful of guys and create another jackass crew, in their late teens, early 20s. It's as much about their personalities as the stunts.

  4. Alright the dirt was a success, now start focusing on your brothers from day one and get that jackass 4 up and going

  5. Man they're too old. I get that some of them are itching for the paycheck, but I'd way rather see them even out, stay off the hard lifestyle, and call it quits while they might still be able to live a life without their bodies completely falling apart on them.

  6. Everyone's saying they're too old to do it. That's bull. There's still tons they can do. Example: Johnny can empty his catheter into SteveOs mouth. They can prank Bam by pretending they exhumed the corpse of Ryan Dunn and put it in his car and film him crying. They can get one of the more desperate cast members to castrate themselves and then, like, do something funny with the testicles or something, I don't know. The possibilities are ENDLESS.

  7. Ryan Dunn died… That’s why. Knoxville just did Action Point and got really fucked up… Knoxville will still do crazy shit. The claymore mine stunt was insane.. I’d never do that..

  8. Honestly I don’t want another jackass movie with them in it, not that I don’t like them but that I do like them all of them and I want them to be around for a little longer.. RIP Dunn you are missed..

  9. Even if they made a new movie, it would be terrible and not have the magic of the original. Cast would be old and it would seem like everyone was just there to get a paycheck rather than actually being good friends genuinely fucking with each other. No sincerity. It would be FastnFurious 9…. Overplayed, worn out, and just forced.

  10. They’ve past their prime. Let’s maybe leave it to the next gen. Just don’t forget they inspired us all. They knocked down the first domino.

  11. "Bad luck on the set of Jackass 4. Apparently all shooting has been suspended indefinitely due to all the stars having at least one broken hip after a trip to a skate park."

  12. Bam is on to something with jackass hotel. There is a horror movie in there. A bed and breakfast run by a Norman Bates type who's favorite intellectual properties are Jackass and Saw. Set the whole thing during the migration to spring break or a Shriners convention and rake up the cash.

  13. I had an idea

    Jackass4: Fresh Ass

    The crew comes together and rounds about new recruits and you get the rest.

  14. ummmm, Bam was already spiraling out of control. He may have hit rock bottom when his friend died, but he was already well on his way.

  15. 1st of all, Knoxville and the rest of the gang could still make a great movie. Its just that he cant do the type of stunts that injure him otherwise he will probably end up paralyzed. 2nd Knoxville does not want to make a 4th movie, 3rd, Bam is not the same without ryan dunn so that means, he probably is not on the idea of making a 4th movie either. 4th ryan dunn is dead. 5th they want to move on in their lives, steve O is doing youtube, bam has drinking and mental problems, Knoxville is working on other things in his life and is now a comedian, and the rest of the gang is working on other stuff. 6th they are now to old to do any stunts or any acting that requires for them to do a stunt because there injuries will effect their whole body and will cause problems.

  16. I'd love to see a jackass movie or wildboyz come back as a TV show. I recently rewatched all of CKY, Jackass TV show, Viva la bam, Wildboyz and all of the Jackass movies. Out of all of them I absolutely loved wildboyz the most because its beautiful, educational and you cant forget absolutely hilarious.

  17. I'd rather not see another film to be honest. It's so awesome seeing Steve-O turn his life around and he's such an awesome person now. Johnny Knoxville has a movie career and only so many injury cards left to punch, Bam is still a liability and without those three I just don't see it working.

  18. I'm just now realizing half way through watching this it's the anniversary of Ryan Dunns death .. 8 years to the day…man time goes by fast…

  19. Jackass 4 = all member reunion react to themselves doing stunt from jackass 1 – 3, i think its gonna be awesome

  20. Hi, my name is Ryan Dunn and this stunt is called Burning Porsche. Bless his soul, did stunts even when the audience was not watching.

  21. Steve-O didn't want to be associated with his jackass character so much that he started a YouTube channel doing the exact same crap??? Sounds like Steve-O is just a selfish asshole… it's all just programming… that's all it ever was… that's all everything computerized and mainstream are… and the most powerful is the computerized mainstream… which has taken over by storm…

  22. I just met Dave England for the second time, at the 99cent store, haha. He said they were emailing and talking about another movie!

  23. Not only would the risk of injury be even greater, so would the risk of death. Not only are they old or older, they were crocked young men to begin with. Their bodies won't take it.

  24. They could get a new cast that resemble the old cast and the new cast could resemble the Old cast so they would need a midget and a fat guy but it wouldn’t be the same and it would probably be the same scenario as like the Ghostbusters reboot unless they actually make it a good movie remake they could even call it jackass reborn

  25. This all just makes me really sad hearing all these sad stories about everyone’s life after the last movie

  26. Sucks.
    Considering Jackass would be much better than that movie Johnny did.
    And if he's gonna get hurt recording something, than why not Jackass?
    That would make more sense than the other stuff he's doing.
    I don't know though.
    They probably won't do another because Johnny is scared that it would never be bigger or better than before.
    And I'm fine with that.
    I don't expect them to outdo anything that they did before, but the whole point of it would be that it would be awesome to see them all together again having fun.

  27. Do it in memory of Ryan Dunn, all his fans and more to the point all jackass fans!
    You made the late 90’s early 2000’s one of the best decades for television entertainment. So to sum it up finish off with big fat prank of a film called “Dunn It All Now”
    Much respect to all you jackass team 🤘🤙🤪

  28. Do it in memory of Ryan Dunn, all his fans and more to the point all jackass fans!
    You made the late 90’s early 2000’s one of the best decades for television entertainment. So to sum it up finish off with big fat prank of a film called “Dunn It All Now”
    Much respect to all of the jackass team 🤘🤙🤪

  29. I like Knoxville but i hate how they all are so dependant on him. I mean without steveo or wee man or bam or some others jackass wouldnt be jackass to me. Not only knoxville.

  30. Jackass is doing what youtubers are doing
    there is no need for their fake shit
    i mean, who believes their fake, "aaaooooww omg it huuurts oaaaww hahah"

  31. They probably did SO many drugs that made all those stunts possible without them feeling much pain. I prefer they don’t make any more. Just look at how Stev-O changed his life around.

  32. They ainy making another jackass cuz none them can handle the pain n fame!! If i was going back to jackass you damn well im downing fifth of vodka n snorting a big ass scarface line!! Lmao😂🤣

  33. KNoxville is the worst actor of the decade, and for him to not realize this is just horrid for Jackass and the crew. Its like watching steve-o try to be a rapper all over again.

  34. I'm sure the vast majority of those guys want to make another Jackass film. I don't think Dunn's death or even their ages are the problem. I think Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tramane are the ones not green lighting it. At least they aren't yet. If those two say let's do it I would guarantee Jackass 4 gets done. But then again what do I know?! Let's just hope that the people required to sign off on it realize how bad us fans want it and just fucking make it!

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