Johnny Knoxville is completed with Jackass after Jackass 4. This fall, Knoxville and lots of different members of the unique gang of daredevils get collectively as soon as once more for a brand new array of extremely bodily stunts and gags. Will probably be the primary Jackass film in additional than a decade, however it is going to even be the ultimate installment of the sequence – at the least with Knoxville’s physique on the road.
“You may solely take so many probabilities earlier than one thing irreversible occurs,” Johnny Knoxville, now 50 years previous, advised GQ in a brand new interview. “I really feel like I have been extraordinarily fortunate to take the probabilities I’ve taken and nonetheless be strolling round.”
Knoxville’s extra adamant about calling it quits this time round than he was after Jackass 3 was launched in 2010. Within the years since, he had persistently mulled over completely different concepts for a sequel, typically emailing himself notes with “Jackass 4 thought” within the topic line. Finally, Knoxville had constructed up “ten years’ value of concepts – like, 40, 50 pages of concepts,” which he then shared with Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine. This might result in Jackass 4 lastly getting the go forward to maneuver ahead.
Sadly, not everybody from the unique solid shall be returning for what appears to be the ultimate Jackass film. Ryan Dunn passed away in a automotive accident in 2011, and his finest buddy Bam Margera has had highly-publicized struggles with dependancy within the years since. He was set to look in Jackass 4 at one level, however the studio together with the Jackass 4 crew had mandated that he keep sober through the manufacturing. Margera reportedly did not abide by these situations and was fired from the challenge.
“I believe every of us was responsible for his own actions,” Knoxville stated of Bam within the GQ interview. “And when somebody’s struggling, everybody tries to assist that individual. And on the finish of the day, that individual has to need assist. Typically they do not. But.”
Johnny added: “We would like Bam to be completely satisfied and wholesome and get the assistance he wants. We tried to push that alongside. I believe that is all I actually wish to say about it.”
This week, Margera posted a brand new video on Instagram saying he felt “betrayed” and “deserted” by Knoxville and Tremaine, and whom he calls his Jackass family. He additionally claimed he was getting assist for himself, however there’s nonetheless clearly some friction between each side. On the Instagram put up, Steve-O defended Knoxville and Tremaine by insisting that they did all they might to assist Bam.
“Bam- the 2 individuals you are saying wronged you (Knoxville and Tremaine) are the identical two individuals who organized the intervention which saved my life,” Steve-O stated, referring to his personal sobriety after struggles with dependancy. “Everybody bent over backwards to get you within the film, and all you needed to do was not get loaded. You have continued to get loaded, it is that straightforward. All of us love you each bit as a lot as all of us say we do, however no one who actually loves you possibly can allow or encourage you to remain sick.”
Jackass 4 is scheduled to be launched on Oct. 22, 2021. Together with Knoxville and Steve-O, the film brings again Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Ehren McGhehey, and Dave England. You may learn the remainder of the interview with Knoxville at GQ.