Filmmaker Kevin Smith recently took some time to geek out about Avengers 4 on a recent podcast and even went so far as to say that he would rather watch it right now than make a movie again.
When it comes to fandom, it can make you do some crazy things. We all have those franchises that even if the advertisements look questionable and the word of mouth is negative, we still have to go see it opening night. The idea of wanting to watch Avengers 4 right now is something we can all relate to but Kevin Smith, who has directed episodes of The CW’s Supergirl and The Flash, recently said on an episode of Hollywood Babble-On that he’d go so far as to say that he’d watch the Infinity War follow-up even if it meant the end of his career.
Smith began by talking about his anticipation for the next installment in the Avengers franchise, which arrives in May of next year. Smith, who suffered from a heart attack earlier this year, joked about having to live until next summer to see the movie.
“I can’t wait to see that movie. We just have to live until May, that’s it. I’ve watched Infinity War …hands down, 25 times since it came out. It’s my go-to movie for whenever I’m bored, I’m like, ‘I’m going to fu***ing watch it.’ It’s so utterly f***ing watchable. I look forward to the second part and I think they went back and did a bunch of reshoots because they knew afterward that they had made something f***ing massive.
They knew they were making something huge, but like the ending of that movie captured people’s imaginations in such a big bad way that I think they set the bar higher for themselves than they were already prepared to go, so they went back in and now I can’t imagine that movie’s not going to be a mind-f*** now.”
This is when Smith went all in on his Marvel fandom and said that he’d rather see the movie now than make another movie again.
“It’s the thing I look more forward to than anything else in life and I’m going to make my own movie in January, so f*** that, I want to see this in a big bad way. If somebody was like, ‘You don’t ever get to make a movie again but you get to see Avengers 4,’ I’d be like, ‘Alright, done.’ These are my f***ing stories, b****. The way my grandmother felt about The Young and the Restless, that’s how I feel about these Marvel movies.”
Obviously, Smith is probably joking, but let’s hope we get to see him helm more DC properties and original projects in the future. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers 4 as soon as more information becomes available. What’s the one movie that you’d give up your dream job for right now? Is there one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!