Kevin Smith announced via Twitter yesterday that he is to direct a future episode from the second half of season two of The Flash.
I think when fans of the show saw this, there was a global fist pump. There is nothing better than getting information that one of your favourite shows will be in the safe hands of a director who himself is a massive comic geek. Smith’s credentials when it comes to knowing about comics speak for themselves. In the past, Mr. Smith has written for many comic characters such as Daredevil when he wrote “Guardian Devil”, an eight issue story arc for Marvel Comics. Following this was Green Arrow for DC Comics, with a 15 issue tenure. Returning back to Marvel he wrote two mini-series called “Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do ” and “Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target.”
More importantly, as Kevin is a huge fan of The Flash TV show, it creates a certain safety blanket to know someone who loves the show as much as the fans do will be behind the camera calling the shots. Purely because he will deliver something, the fans will want to see.
With that in mind, here are a couple of things I think we can expect from the episode:
1. There will be plenty of comedy.
Kevin Smith is a very funny guy; you only have to look at the films he has directed such as Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats and my personal favourite Dogma. When you team this with the writers The Flash has and the particular actors he will have at his disposal (Carlos Valdes I’m looking at you), then it’s safe to say we can expect comedy fireworks to go off.
2. It will be emotional.
The Flash excels in its emotion. You only have to look at the speeches Joe West and Henry Allen – portrayed by the excellent Jesse L. Martin and John Wesley Shipp – have delivered to Barry in past episodes to know this is true. I would never have thought that Kevin Smith was a very emotional guy, but after watching this video of him while he watches Episode 23: “Fast Enough”, which is the season finale and the one where Barry travels back in time to when his mother died, I’m convinced he can handle it. I get all misty-eyed just thinking about it.
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Something I really hope he gets to direct is the unveiling of Zoom. The episode he is directing is due to air in May, which would set it close to the season two finale. It would be exciting for him to direct this big a plot point as a director, but also, bring in fan’s perspective.
Let me know if you think this is a good thing or whether you have reservations about it.
That’s all for now.
See you soon.