During a rare performance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival on May 6, Jack Black announced that he and his bro-for-life Kyle Gass would be returning to theaters with a sequel to Tenacious D’s 2006 stoner comedy, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.
JB delivered the on-stage announcement with the band’s typical nonchalance, saying, “I don’t know where you’ll be able to see it,but we have decided that it’s happening and it’s coming out.”
— Jack Black (@jackblack) May 5, 2018
As unexpected and chuckle-worthy as this information is, those people hoping to check out the upcoming sequel to the Pick of Destiny should probably start lowering their expectations (or shopping for powerful weed). The comedy duo has a devoted bunch of fans, but that group has never been much for flocking to the theaters. The original film Pick of Destiny released to unenthusiastic reviews and a dismal $8 million haul.
(That said, in the intervening years, the film has become a beloved option for people looking to giggle for 90 minutes on a lazy, overcast afternoon.)
That middling success seems almost by design, however. Both Jack Black and Kyle Gass have repeated eschewed material gains in favor of doing things their way. They left an HBO show when the network threatened to strip their EP credits. They actively avoid big venues. For the first film, Jack Black opted to take a fraction of his typical salary (and then split it with Gass) in favor of maintaining creative control.
That commitment to control makes it difficult to get a Tenacious D project off the ground. In spite of that challenge, Black has returned to his musical side project time and again over the course of a prestigious acting career. Every time he notches a few wins, it seems Black lets loose by embarking on another musical adventure with KG.
Tenacious D may not be the most lucrative (or well-known) part of his career, but the group is Black at his most earnest.
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. According to...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019