In an interview with GQ, Donkey Johnny Knoxville star has confirmed Jeff Tremaine’s arrival Jackass 4 will be “his last contribution to the franchise”. At the time of the interview, Knoxville was apparently finishing work on the project, “marveling at the absurdity of what he had just done to his body.”
“You can only take a number of risks before something irreversible happens,” said Knoxville, 50. “I feel like I was extremely lucky to take the risks I took and keep walking.”
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Knoxville added that he knew “what he signed up for” with the franchise, including “writing the stunts.” He also admitted that he had never really paid attention to how this line of work would one day connect with getting older. “Half-assed stuntmen don’t really think long term,” Knoxville said, listing a few medical injuries including broken bones, dented teeth, destroyed ankles and the like.
One of Knoxville’s co-stars, Steve-O, added that these injuries got worse over time: Donkey at this age it’s pretty much the same as ever, with two big differences. Our bones break much more easily. And it takes less to knock us out completely. And more time to wake up. “
Knoxville shared that he knew his “stunt career was ending” after suffering four concussions while filming 2018. Point d’action. Whenever other cast members requested information about another Donkey movie, Knoxville said he didn’t feel it. “I didn’t feel the need or the desire. It’s really an emotional thing… I can’t afford to have more concussions anymore. I can’t put my family through this.
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The franchise originated in 2000 with the MTV series which ran for three seasons and was a major success for the network and its cast, ending after the third season due to creative and financial conflicts between the network and its stars. He found new life on the big screen in the years 2002 Jackass: the movie, which was originally envisioned as a farewell to the series and a way for the crew to bypass censors and do as many wild stunts as they wanted. After a major box office success, Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine sought out more wacky adventures with the 2006 sequel, which fared somewhat better with critics and was another big box-office hit. office. After a three-year hiatus, the franchise returned with Jackass 3D, grossing over $ 171 million at the box office, the franchise’s largest.
Jackass 4 is currently set to hit theaters on October 22, 2021, from Paramount Pictures.