During the Television Critics Association press tour, the CW network announced, cult film director Kevin Smith will be taking the helm and directing a late, season 2 episode of The Flash. Anyone who listens to Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast knows he is a huge fan of The Flash, often calling it the best show on television and professing the emotional effect it has on him. Smith’s passion for the show is expressed through his twitter account and his podcasts on almost a daily basis, so while this comes as a slight surprise, its definitely something to get excited about.
As a huge Kevin Smith fan myself, I can not be more pumped for this idea. As I stated in the paragraph above Smith loves this show and I really think his passion and fandom will shine through his direction. He often jokes that no one would ever let him touch a superhero franchise but now that he is finally getting his shoot I hope he knocks it out of the park. Kevin Smith is such a massive fan of comics and its characters I am really interested to see him helm a live action property. And who knows if this goes well maybe he gets a chance at something bigger.