Smith says that plans for a third Clerks film will move forward, "the minute Jeff Anderson signs on." Anderson, along with Brian O'Halloran, played Randal Graves and Dante Hicks (respectively) in the original 1994 Clerks. A pair of young slackers working minimum wage customer service jobs, they reprised their roles for a short-lived animated series and then returned to the big screen in 2006's Clerks II.
Hit Somebody, meanwhile, is set entirely in the 1970s and closely follows Zevon's ballad about a Canadian goon (a defenseman known for his hitting) who dreams of scoring a goal. Specifics have not yet been announced, but Smith says that the story will now be broken down into six hour-long episodes.
Although there's no specific timeframe listed for either project, it's possible that Clerks III could target a 2014 release, taking advantage of the original film's 20th anniversary.