Kevin Smith Confirms The TUSK 2 Rumor

For starters, it's called TUSKS.

By Scott Wampler · @ScottWamplerBMD · September 7, 2022, 12:17 PM EDT

About a week ago, a new interview with Tusk actor Justin Long revealed a bit of news we honestly never expected to hear: Kevin Smith, the director of that 2014 film, was in the process of plotting out a sequel.

This was surprising for a number of reasons - not the least of which was the seemingly definitive way that Tusk ended - but it turns out Long wasn't fucking around: according to Smith himself (on the latest episode of the Fatman Beyond podcast), Tusks is coming together even as we speak.

The good people at Geek Tyrant have some pull quotes for us:

"Ever since the heart attack I've been living on borrowed time. 2024 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Tusk ... We could just leave it there and move on, but you know, I've got more story left I'd like to tell, there's a reason we left him in the zoo at the end. I always knew as we were making the movie I was just like, 'I'll totally do this again.' I thought we'd have the late great Michael Parks with us longer, but sadly he's not, but I know we got Justin (Long)."

Smith even went on to shed a bit more light on the film's plot:

"Early on I was always like, well, eventually they'll take them out of that walrus skin and try to rehabilitate them. And just like Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight Returns, he'll only ever see himself one way. Then he becomes the Howard Howe, Justin Long becomes the crazy guy who's trying to turn people into something else, Chimera things, half-human and half-whatever. Last time it was walrus, this'll see."

So, Justin Long filling out the mad scientist role this time around, turning other folks into half-creature/half-human genetic hybrids? Some sorta post-Walrus Dr. Moreau? Yeah, okay, we'd watch that. Love it or hate it (or some combination of the two; I don't know your life), Tusk was nothing if not highly memorable, and Smith unleashing multiple Tusk-like creatures for a sequel is something we really, really need to see.

Nothing further to report on this one for the time being, but rest assured we'll be monitoring this situation closely as it develops. Stay tuned.