Jeremy London Is Latest to Join Mallrats 2—Which Other Former Cast Members Are Returning?

The anticipated sequel to Kevin Smith's 1995 cult comedy movie is set to begin filming in 2016

By Corinne Heller Mar 28, 2015 2:58 PMTags
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This calls for a round of chocolate-covered pretzels...that should in no way be touched by Brodie.

The upcoming sequel to director and writer Kevin Smith's 1995 cult comedy film Mallrats is shaping up to be even better than expected, as most of the original cast members have been confirmed to return. The latest is Jeremy London, 42. He played nice guy T.S., who in the first movie, attempts to win back his ex-girlfriend, Brandi, who is participating in a dating show that is being filmed at a mall.

Smith, who also plays Silent Bob, the "hetero life mate" if BFF Jason Mewes' Jay, announced the news on Friday on his Facebook page. Smith has been providing frequent casting updates about Mallrats 2, a project he announced on March 13.

"Wherever Jaws pops out of the water, T.S. Quint will be there!" he wrote. "JEREMY LONDON is going back to the MALL, ya'll! 8 down, 4 to go! Collect 'em all!‪ #‎MR2‬."

The confirmed list of cast members is likely to make any Mallrats fan be like...

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The list includes:

Jason Lee, 44, who plays T.S.' BFF Brodie.

"Saaayyy... Would YOU like a chocolate covered pretzel?" BRODIE IS BACK! So by the end of this year, Jason Lee is coming to the MALL, ya'll! 6 down, 6 to go! Collect 'em all! #Mallrats2

Posted by Kevin Smith on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Brodie is quite the cynic...and the prankster.

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He's dealing with his own breakup, with girlfriend Rene, played by Shannen Doherty.

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The 43-year-old actress is also confirmed to return for Mallrats 2.

"Brenda?"On the new Hollywood Babble On , Shannen Doherty says she's going back to the Mall, ya'll! This is special to...

Posted by Kevin Smith on Monday, March 23, 2015

And so is Ethan Suplee! The 38-year-old actor also starred with Lee in My Name Is Earl.

IT'S NOT A STAGE!Willam still can't see that damned sailboat! Skinny-boy ETHAN SUPLEE is going back to MALL, ya'll! 7 down, 5 to go! Collect 'em all! #MR2

Posted by Kevin Smith on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The actor played William, a friend of T.S. and Brodie who faces a frustrating challenge—identifying a sailboat in an optical illusion Magic Eye poster. Even kids can do it.

So he gets a little testy.

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Smith has said Mallrats 2 is expected to begin shooting in 2016. Last week, he confirmed the first batch of returning stars—himself, Mewes, Marvel legend Stan Lee and Michael Rooker. The latter actor played Brandi's father. Smith

So who's missing?

Claire Forlani, 42: The British actress played Brandi.

Joey Lauren Adams, 47: The actress, who played the title character in Smith's movie Chasing Amy, played Gwen, a friend of Brandi

Renée Humphrey, 40: She played a 15-year-old girl who was carrying out her own quantitative and qualitative study about sex.

Ben Affleck, 42: The frequent Smith movie actor played Shannon Hamilton, Rene's new boyfriend, who likes to date girls on the rebound and get frisky with them "some place very uncomfortable."