Tusk was a box office failure but that allowed Kevin Smith the financing to make Clerks 3
Everything in my life would suck right now if I hadn’t made that movie. I’m back in movies now. I’ve got three lined up, and this is the fucking grand news. Tusk was the absolute bridge to Clerks 3. Because of Tusk, I got my financing for Clerks 3. … It was Tusk. It was people going ‘Holy Fuck! What else do you have?’ And I was like, ‘Clerks 3.’ Done. So everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed,’ thank you I failed into Clerks 3."