With so many sequels, reboots, and remakes flooding both the big and small screen, the possibility of Dogma 2 hitting theaters in the next few years shouldn’t shock anyone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be happening, at least anytime soon. Filmmaker, Kevin Smith has never been shy about reveling and retreading his old stories with 2006’s Clerks 2, not to mention most of his early films existing in the same View Askew Universe where a character in one film may be the subject of another film’s character’s drunken discourse about high school. 1999’s Dogma veered away, only slightly, from those characters for a more complex and violent meditation for Smith. While the humor, monologues, and actors were familiar for Smith fans, the film foreshadowed what he was capable of as a director a decade later with films, Red State, and Tusk.
No Dogma Sequel
In the mid-2000’s there was hope for a Dogma sequel perpetuated by the foul-mouthed director himself. He had not made his issues with the film’s lead Linda Fiorentino a secret, telling BBC she was “The biggest pain in the arse I ever worked with” and complaining about her throughout Dogma’s DVD commentary.
When discussing a sequel, their strained relationship didn’t seem to hinder the possibility. Rather than focusing on Catholicism, Islam would be his target, so to speak. In 2005, Smith spoke about the prospect of another Dogma and that it would need to exist in a post 9/11 time, “Scary thing is this: the film would have to touch on Islam. And unlike the Catholic League, when those cats don't like what you do, they issue a death warrant on your ass.”
A Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Instead
All joking aside, the reality of a Dogma 2 was nothing more than a hypothetical scenario in most conversations with Smith. Anyone who has seen an interview with Smith knows that talk of upcoming projects are never definite but he enjoys sharing them with fans. Smith was still considering the film during 2016’s Awesome Con when he said the film would include Jay and Silent Bob feuding over the latter’s decision to become a Baptist Priest. He has never shied away from controversy and accepts that not everyone appreciates his brand of artistry.
However, with so much happening in the country right now, he has no interest in stirring up trouble, "F^ck no, I don't think we need a 'Dogma 2' and I am sure as sh!t not going near any religious movies at this point," he said at NYCC2017 according to comicbook.com.
Rumors of Dogma 2 can subside for now, at least until Smith feels the need for more. Fans should be satisfied with the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob reboot and the much-discussed Mallbrats series.