"So with the 'HIT SOMEBODY' shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be 'CLERKS III'

That was Kevin Smith's recent tweet, announcing his retirement from directing.  He has talked about retirement for some time now, but did get more specific with this news today.

"Since 'HIT SOMEBODY' is now gonna be a mini-series, yes -- that leaves room for a new final flick before I retire from directing feature films."

The breakthrough indie Clerks, launched Smith's film career in 1994 and introduced us to characters Jay and Silent Bob, Dante and Randal Graves. Graves, played by Jeff Anderson, seems to be the final piece of the Clerks III puzzle and if he indeed signs on, this will be the last of Smith's films, bringing Smith full circle to where it all began.

Jay and Silent Bob became pop culture icons and worked their way into many of Smith's films, including Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Now, fans must await their much loved characters fate, for the end of the Clerks trilogy seems to be near.  Anderson, what's it gonna be?

Watch a clip from Clerks below.

| via The Wrap