Note to people who don't like 'Jackass': Resistance is futile. That's the message from mastermind / star Johnny Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine, who told MTV that 'Jackass 3.5' will be unleashed early in the new year. It won't be coming to theaters, an idea that was reportedly briefly considered, but instead will go direct to DVD and online. The precise timing has not yet been determined, but the plan is to come out with 'Jackass 3.5' in January before 'Jackass 3D' is released for home video consumption.
Consisting of an hour or so of footage left over from 'Jackass 3D,' 'Jackass 3.5' promises more penis, more testicular attacks and the sure to be immortal "Rocket Ship to Your Anus" bit, which should probably be left to your imagination. Of course, that could be said of everything related to 'Jackass' over the past 10 years, but dissenters find themselves in the distinct minority, as the latest edition's overwhelming popularity at the box office -- and critical approval in some quarters -- makes clear. The popularity of 'Jackass' also allows the filmmakers to make another naked cash grab, as they did with 'Jackass 2.5.'