'Jackass Forever': First look photos show Johnny Knoxville in multiple horror stunts

Johnny Knoxville in jackass forever from Paramount Pictures and MTV Entertainment Studios.
Johnny Knoxville in Jackass Forever (Paramount Pictures/MTV Entertainment)

Jackass Forever, the fourth official movie from the Jackass team, has released its first look images and it promises to be more dangerous than ever with multiple broken bones.

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Sean “Poopies” McInerny, Wee Man and the most of the original cast are reuniting for more X-rated and stomach-turning stunts later this year.

The first five pictures of the upcoming film have now officially been released, and in those stunts alone, Knoxville in particular seems to be getting the life-threatening short straw.

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For one, the 50-year-old stuntman attempts to recreate the fable of Icarus, the man who flew too close to the sun, by being shot out of a cannon over a body of water, with only strap-on bird wings to help stifle his fall.

Johnny Knoxville in jackass forever from Paramount Pictures and MTV Entertainment Studios.
Johnny Knoxville in 'Jackass Forever' (Paramount Pictures/MTV Entertainment)

In another, he is seen in mid-flight dressed like a magician after being stormed by an infuriated bull.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week, Knoxville told guest host Anthony Anderson that both stunts saw him wind up in hospital, with the bull incident giving him broken wrists, a broken rib and concussion.

The Icarus scene meant that he couldn’t sit down for two weeks after “his a**e suffered most of the impact”.

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Talking through the other photographs, Knoxville explained that in one, the group attempt to break the world record by becoming the first people to light a fart underwater.

The photo shows newcomer Eric Manaka sitting in a tank of water with his legs spread, while MythBusters star Tory Belleci works above him in an attempt to make the chemistry work.

Johnny Knoxville, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy, Sean
Johnny Knoxville, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy, Sean 'Poopies' McInerny, Steve-O, Dave England, Wee Man, Dark Shark, Chris Pontius, Jasper and Nick Merlino in 'Jackass Forever' (Paramount Pictures/MTV Entertainment)

Ehren McGhehey and Dark Shark go literally head-to-head in the fourth teaser, after being placed into attached head globes with a tarantula stuck in a tube between them. The aim of the game is to blow the poisonous spider into the others’ globe. The loser has to allow the spider to ‘bite him in a very sensitive area’ according to Knoxville.

“Dark Shark, he fears no man,” he told Anderson. “He has been shot nine times. Fears no man, but if you put a spider, a dog, a bird in front of him, he is going to lose his mind.”

Jasper, Sean “Poopies” McInerny, Johnny Knoxville, Wee Man, Steve-O, Zach Holmes, Tory Belleci and Eric Manaka in jackass forever from Paramount Pictures and MTV Entertainment Studios.
Jasper, Sean 'Poopies' McInerny, Johnny Knoxville, Wee Man, Steve-O, Zach Holmes, Tory Belleci and Eric Manaka in 'Jackass Forever' (Paramount Pictures/MTV Entertainment)

The fifth shows Steve-O dressed like a mime while staring at Sean “Poopies” McInerny, who is looking directly into the eyes of a snake who appears about to pounce.

Jackass Forever marks the final appearance of Knoxville in the Jackass franchise, with the movie promising to introduce the world to a new team of stuntmen as the original cast hand over the reins.

The show first came to prominence via MTV in 2000, and later became a global, if somewhat controversial, phenomenon.

Jackass Forever is released in cinemas on 22 October.

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