After directing one of The Flash‘s best episodes earlier this year, Kevin Smith now has his sights set on another comic book property: Daredevil. Though nothing has been confirmed just yet, the director/writer has revealed that he’d love to helm an episode of the show one day, telling IGN the following:
“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?'”
It isn’t only Daredevil that Smith has his eye on either, as he also expressed interest in getting behind the camera for The Defenders:
“You know, they’re gearing up now for The Defenders. 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.”
What comes next is even more interesting, as Smith says that even though he’d love to direct a superhero TV show, he doesn’t think a comic book movie would be for him. That’s disappointing to hear, but his reasoning does make some sense:
“I don’t know if a feature would be [for me],” he explained. “In episodic, somebody did all the heavy lifting for you, told this backstory, and added to the characters and stuff, so you’ve got this rich tapestry to play with for an hour where you don’t have to tell everybody and origin story, or tell everyone how this person feels about being this character. In movies, spectacle’s what drives that engine, because that’s what they’re going to put in the trailer, that’s what’s going to make you leave your house to go see it. ‘Holy s**t! Did you see that shot of a giant wave?’ I’m not that guy. I’m the guy where they’ve got to sell it on, ‘oh, did you see that scene where they were talking to each other?’ That’s generally not what people are looking for in a comic book movie.”
Whether anything will come to fruition for Kevin Smith and his desire to get behind the camera for Marvel remains to be seen, but given how successful his episode of The Flash was, the studio would definitely be smart to rope in for an episode of Daredevil‘s third season.