Kevin Smith Tells Variety He Wants to Direct on Arrow

In an interview with Variety, Kevin Smith stated  he would enjoy the opportunity to write an episode of the CW’s hit series, Arrow. Smith, whose credits range from writing and directing feature films (Mallrats, Dogma, Clerks, etc), comic books (Batman, Daredevil, Green Arrow, etc.), the reality series Comic Book Men, and the popular Youtube show “Fat Man on Batman”, has long established his place in various realms of Geekdom.

And given his experience in writing several series for DC, this would not be a major learning curve for Kevin Smith, if given the chance. This would certainly open up possibilities for interesting and unique story lines within the entire DC television universe.


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Having already directed an episode of CW’s Flash, Smith stated, “I prefer not writing the episode because what we were able to do with me not writing it was, at least for me, substantial and wonderful…just as a directing exercise, I was so happy with it…So I wouldn’t want to write on ‘Flash.’ I would, though, like to write on ‘Arrow.” Smith also stated he would love to make Onomatopoeia, a character he introduced as an enemy of Green Arrow and Batman, as the main villain of what would be a two-episode arc.

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Both Arrow and The Flash are a part of a growing television universe alongside CBS’s Supergirl and  CW’s Legends of Tomorrow. One of three major continuities being cultivated by DC and Warner Brothers (along with DCMU and their recent animated films), the series have helped bring public interest to several key figures of the DC universe normally looked over by other popular staples of the company’s intellectual properties.

Given Kevin Smith’s prominence in Geek and Hollywood cultures, this could help introduce more talent in both sphere into DC’s television efforts. As such fans of the characters and of Smith’s own works would have much to look forward to if this went past mere speculation and hopes.

Source: Variety Magazine

Seth Frederiksen
Seth Frederiksen
A post-grad history buff who is addicted to comics and books, and lover of anything with the words "ice" and "cream" in it. I've been a huge Batman fan since I can remember, and have come to appreciate sequential art as literature and entertainment. Also I have a soft spot for dogs. Just saying.