There are few bigger comic book fans in Hollywood than Kevin Smith, but the actor/writer/director/podcaster/author has never been given the chance to direct a superhero movie of his own. Of course, the filmmaker’s work is hardly renowned for being accessible to mainstream audiences or posting impressive numbers at the box office, so that isn’t exactly surprising, and the closest he came on the big screen is the meta Bluntman and Chronic sequences in the View Askewniverse.
Smith has stepped behind the camera several times to helm episodes of The CW’s Arrowverse lineup, though, directing three installments of The Flash and four of Supergirl. And with the latter set to be taken off the airwaves next year when the final season wraps up, the 50 year-old has admitted that he’d love to return to the show and put his stamp on one more episode.
“I loved that show so much. I’ll be sad to see it go. I hope to god I get to direct one of those twenty episodes. There’s a world where you get just twenty women directors, and f**k all the dudes for the last season, but if they’re letting a dude in there. Oh, to go back to National City, I can make some phone calls.”
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There are 20 installments of Supergirl still left to go, and given his familiarity with the show, there’s every chance that Smith could be invited back for one last hurrah. Fans are devastated that Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El will be flying off into the sunset after six seasons, but the actress certainly seems determined to bow out in style having played the character for half a decade at this point.
The final season of Supergirl only kicked off shooting yesterday, with production scheduled to run until the end of April, and while there’s no word yet on if Smith will get his wish, there’s still plenty of time for the creative team to extend an invitation his way and bring him back on board for one last episode.