Kevin Smith Says He's Campaigning To Direct An Episode Of DAREDEVIL

Fresh off a stint of directing The Flash, writer and director Kevin Smith has thrown his hat in to direct a very different red superhero...

Kevin Smith is no stranger to the world of superheroes; the writer and director is well known to be a hardcore fan, and has penned quite a few comics himself. With so many superheroes making their way from the page to our television sets and movie screens, Smith has taken the opportunity to get involved; he most recently directed an episode of The Flash, with the episode being hailed as one of the best of the season. Smith has been open to returning to The Flash, or even writing for Arrow, but there's one superhero show he has his sights set on, and that's the gritty world of Marvel's Daredevil. "I feel very at home in that Flash world, so much so that I'd love to do the others." Smith said in an interview with IGN. "I even told [Marvel chief creative officer] Joe Quesada - we worked on 'Daredevil' together back in the day, I wrote it, he drew it - I said, 'Dude, I want to direct Daredevil, man. That'd be wild to be able to do it in real-life - let's co-direct it, that'd be cool, just like we did the book. We could co-direct an episode and then, like, take the passion from the page to the screen. I'm going to try and make that Daredevil thing happen. Every time I talk to Quesada or [Executive Vice President of Marvel Television] Jeph Loeb, I'm like, 'Hey! When are you going back down to the cameras?'"

While it hasn't yet been announced whether or not Daredevil will be receiving a third season, Smith says he'd be just as excited to tackle his team-up with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist in The Defenders"You know, they're gearing up now for The Defenders," he said. "If I can get a piece of that Defenders mini-series holy s**t, could you imagine, dude? Because then you're working with multiple suits at once, that'd be phenomenal. Just doing a mini Avengers - even one episode of that run of Defenders is like, 'oh, I get to exercise any interest I had in Avengers but doing it on a scale where nobody's betting $200 million on the guy that made f**kin' Yoga Hosers."

When asked about the possibility of setting his sights on a big-screen superhero adventure, Smith was hesitant, saying he felt like an episodic format suited him better, as the backstory was already present. "I don't know if a feature would be [for me]," he explained. "In episodic, somebody did all the heavy lifting for you, told this backstory, and added to the characters and stuff, so you've got this rich tapestry to play with for an hour where you don't have to tell everybody and origin story, or tell everyone how this person feels about being this character. In movies, spectacle's what drives that engine, because that's what they're going to put in the trailer, that's what's going to make you leave your house to go see it. 'Holy s**t! Did you see that shot of a giant wave?' I'm not that guy. I'm the guy where they've got to sell it on, 'oh, did you see that scene where they were talking to each other?' That's generally not what people are looking for in a comic book movie."

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