New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is the first NHL player to be featured in the “Jackass” movie franchise.
The popular movie franchise centers around a group of nine friends who carry out wild stunts and pranks on camera. Subban is a part of the latest installment of Jackass, titled “Jackass Forever”.
The new Jackass Forever movie stars the usual suspects in Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Chris Pontius among others. It’s set to release in theatres on Friday, February 4th. There’s no streaming release at this time.
Subban surprised hockey fans by announcing on social media Thursday that he was a part of the new film. The hockey player’s appearance in the movie had been kept under wraps leading up to release.
Subban tweeted in advanced of the film’s release, “Cats out of the bag! Things got a little silly…You guys know I’m a jackass!”
Cats out of the bag! Things got a little silly…You guys know I’m a jackass! 😂🤷🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/sBQ0RraeI1
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) February 3, 2022
Subban’s role in the film appears par for the course for the Jackass movies. According to reports, Subban takes slapshots at a goalie’s crotch to test how protective a jockstrap really is.
While Subban may not have the hardest shot in the NHL, he still has an absolute cannon. During the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend, Subban’s slapshot clocked in at a whopping 98.7 mph. We feel for the goalie in the Jackass movie standing in front of this.
“Jackass Forever” is getting rave reviews from critics ahead of it’s Friday release date. It’s currently sitting at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it the most critically acclaimed installment of the franchise.
“Jackass Forever” is Rated R “for strong crude material and dangerous stunts, graphic nudity and language throughout”. You know what you’re getting into if you buy a ticket. It’s sometimes hard to watch some of the dangerous stunts they pull off on camera.
Paramount Pictures hasn’t uploaded any clips from the movie yet, but we’ll update this post if Subban’s segment becomes available online. In the meantime, you can watch the “Jackass Forever” trailer below.
The “Jackass” movies typically draw a very specific audience due to their extreme nature. Subban’s appearance, however, may attract some hockey fans who just want to see how much damage the ex-Hab can do to a jockstrap.
Given the popularity of the Jackass franchise, Subban’s appearance in “Jackass Forever” should help grow the game of hockey and get some new eyeballs on this amazing sport.