In October of 2015 the world learned that Kevin Smith had been watching and loving The Flash on The CW.
Since that time a lot has come to pass. As Kevin Smith tells the tale, "Jordan, who runs our company, called up my agent and suggested that I direct an episode. My agent called them up and they we're like, 'Sure.'"
Now Kevin is in Vancouver working on directing said episode. On March 3rd he shared with the world that he had read the script he would help bring to light.
“We’re working on an episode of The Flash,” Kevin also shared on a special ‘home show’ edition of Hollywood Babble-On. When asked by co-host Ralph Garman if he’d read the script, Smith eagerly replied, “Yes, and it’s not going to say much anymore because every third photo that I put up on Instagram is of me crying but I wept, it’s a really strong, emotional episode.”
Fans who may be clamoring for information after the reveal at the end of the episode King Shark may be more than a little jealous to find out one of the perks of directing that Kevin also shared.
"The fucking cool part of the job is they're like 'Here are the next two episodes!' I saw 216 and 217!"
In discussing his concerns about the more technical aspects of shooting scenes for an effects powered show, Kevin said, "I got to see two episodes that the special effects weren’t done yet and right away you’re like hat’s off to the special effects people, Encore. Then the raw elements I saw made me feel good because I was like, “Oh, I can do that!”
Kevin's Facebook posts have also been a good source for some unique behind-the-scenes tidbits (it's not cyber-stalking if you are writing a news article!)
Kevin also took to Twitter to help belay any concerns that Flash fans may have with the episode under his guidance:
Tears may be a frequent theme when it comes to Kevin and The Flash, something that he has indicated will be a major factor in the performances of his actors.
“Make me cry," Kevin said on Hollywood Babble-On, "That’s going to be my only direction, ‘You didn’t make me cry enough.”
Somehow we don't think that is going to be an issue.
Will Wilkins is a member of the technical team that powers the podcasts of SModCo, host of the NetHeads podcast, and one of the more annoying voices on the Internet.