It’s been over a year since Jackass Forever, a movie that unexpectedly tugged at fans’ heartstrings, was released in theaters. Although it felt like the franchise’s swansong, folks have hoped that Steve-O and the gang would reunite for another outing. When Cinema Blend asked about the possibility of Jackass 5, the entertainer gave a slightly disappointing update.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of project reunited us again, but I wouldn’t bet on there being another movie,” Steve-O said about Jackass 5. Some of the crew reunited for Jackass Shark Week on the Discovery Channel in 2022, but there hasn’t been any news of a similar gathering since. In early 2023, Steve-O and Bam Margera went on the road for The Bucket List Tour.
Steve-O says he isn’t expecting another Jackass movie
However, their time together was cut short due to Bam’s relapse. Despite these challenges and conflicts between Bam and the Jackass crew, Steve-O has expressed his support for Margera. Aside from their four theatrical releases, two full seasons, and various specials within the Jackass franchise Steve-O and the crew have a storied history in WWE.
Referring to his 2007 appearance alongside Chris Pontius in an in-ring segment with the late Umaga, Steve-O said, “I wouldn’t want to try raising the bar from where I left it the last time I was in the WWE ring. That was the only time I’ve ever been beaten into a blackout by another person.”
While Jackass 5 won’t be happening any time soon, fans can recreate the fun by purchasing a Steve-O All Natural Voodoo Doll.
The limited edition handmade figurine is produced by a company called Liquid Death. Each doll has been activated by a witch doctor and comes with some of Steve-O’s real hair sewn in. “It was pretty creepy, and maybe I’ll regret inviting that kind of negative energy onto myself, but I love Liquid Death, so I said f**k it!” Steve-O said about the doll after ruling out Jackass 5.
The Jackass franchise is known for its dangerous stunts, pranks, and physical comedy. The show is characterized by its fearless and eccentric cast of performers who willingly put themselves in absurd and painful situations for entertainment. So it’s not surprising that fans would want the antics to continue in Jackass 5.
No Jackass 5, but Steve-O is selling the Steve-O All Natural Voodoo Doll
The franchise was created by Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze. Knoxville is the most recognizable face of the franchise, along with key members like Steve-O, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, and others. Jackass began as a television series that aired on MTV from 2000 to 2002, with a heavy emphasis on shock value.
The success of the television series led to several feature-length films, starting with Jackass: The Movie in 2002. The subsequent projects include 2006’s Jackass Number Two, 2010’s Jackass 3D, 2013’s Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, and Jackass Forever in 2022. These films were also highly successful at the box office, so Jackass 5 is in great demand.
However, the franchise has faced its fair share of controversy due to the extreme nature of its stunts and pranks. Critics have raised concerns about safety, glorifying risky behavior, and the potential for influencing younger audiences to engage in dangerous activities. Still, Jackass remains popular with viewers who would love to see the crew reunite for Jackass 5 sometime down the road.