After over a decade of absence, the Jackass crew returned in February of this year with Jackass Forever. Jackass Forever was produced by Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, and Johnny Knoxville, and starred most of the classic Jackass cast of Knoxville, Danger Ehren, Steve-O, Dave England, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Preston Lacy alongside a few newcomers.
Knoxville said in a 2021 interview with GQ that Jackass Forever would be his final contribution to the series, saying "You can only take so many chances before something irreversible happens/ I feel like I've been extremely lucky to take the chances I've taken and still be walking around." Now the movie series is following in the footsteps of Jackass 2.5 and 3.5 with a new one called Jackass 4.5 due out May 20.
"Get ready for more stunts and stupidity with Jackass 4.5, an all-new feature film featuring the whole crew! Here’s a small taste of what you can expect when it premieres May 20 on Netflix… This is the Swingset Gauntlet!"
Interesting that Jackass 4.5 is being released on Netflix, as Jackass Forever was a Paramount+ exclusive. As far as what'll be featured in Jackass 4.5, Knoxville said in an interview with Loudwire that it'll be the usual Jackass X.5 movie with outtakes, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. "It's great though man, there were so many great bits that didn't make Jackass Forever and Jackass 4.5 is one of our best point fives for sure," he said.