Creator Kevin Smith has just come off a successful directing gig for The CW's Flash series starring Grant Gustin, but it appears the comic book fan in him is eager to tackle more heroes. And this time, he'd like to jump the fence over into Marvel's territory.
While promoting his film Yoga Hosers (starring his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, and Lily-Rose Depp), Smith spoke to IGN.com about his intense need to work on more superhero TV. It seems he's angling for a Netflix job.
“I feel very at home in that Flash world, so much so that I'd love to do the others. 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?'”
We're not sure when Daredevil Season 3 might happen, Marvel has a lot on its plate when it comes to their Netflix series. Next up is Luke Cage then Iron Fist, and we're not sure if Jessica Jones will get her second season before or after The Defenders, but Smith would be open to tackling a team too.
“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.'
On top of Comic Book Men, AMC recently signed up to work with Smith on a late-night style show called Geeking Out, hosted by Smith and actor Greg Grunberg. He's also set to return to direct The CW's The Flash in Season 3.