As one of the subjects of Bill Maher’s latest comments about comic book fans, Kevin Smith took to social media to briefly address and respond to the remarks.
On last night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher doubled down on his previous comments about Stan Lee and fans of comic books, telling them that it’s time to grow up. In the middle of these comments during his “New Rule” segment, Bill Maher addressed some criticism that he received from Kevin Smith. Smith’s original remarks stated that Maher took a shot when shots weren’t necessary.
In response, Maher responded that his comments weren’t a shot at Stan Lee, but grown men who still dress like kids- in reference to how Kevin Smith himself dresses. Smith, a previous guest on Maher’s program, took to Twitter this morning. He acknowledged that yes, Bill Maher did take a shot at him, Stan Lee, and adults who like comic books. Though Smith is not upset at that. He acknowledged that both he and Maher and stoners and stated that Maher is a real pussycat when confronted.
Smith then linked to a video of a previous time he had been on Bill Maher’s program and how he wanted to “dick smack” Bill Maher when he had been one of the many late night hosts commenting on Smith’s weight. Here, have a look at Smith’s tweet in the image below:
Yes, @billmaher took a shot at me during his show last night, in the midst of his latest rant about @TheRealStanLee and adults who like comic books. No, I’m not mad at all. Bill may talk tough but he’s a stoner like me and a real pussycat when confronted: https://t.co/LRNdNeI2vr pic.twitter.com/VEf3fYi3b4
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 26, 2019
So while it seems that many in fandom are once again taking umbrage with Bill Maher’s words, Kevin Smith is taking it in stride. Hey, give Maher this: he isn’t backing down on his words. It would be very easy for him to issue a blanket apology, and the same people ranting and raving about him would then call him a coward for not sticking to his guns. In this instance, Bill Maher, the same man who made a cameo in Iron Man 3, is sticking to what he said. For better or worse, it’s already stoked the flames on social media.
So what do you think about Maher’s comments? Plus, what do you think of Kevin Smith’s response? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Real Time with Bill Maher airs on Friday nights at 10 pm on HBO. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more related news on this story as it develops.
‘Shazam!’ Star Mark Strong On Sivana Being The Nemesis Of A 14-Year Old
During our on-set interview, Shazam! star Mark Strong shared his thoughts on Doctor Sivana being the nemesis of a 14-year old boy in the film.
While many DC fans thought Black Adam would serve as the main antagonist when Shazam! was announced, Strong’s Sivana will actually serve the villain role in the upcoming film. It seems Shazam! will explore Sivana’s backstory in detail with the latest TV spot featuring a young Sivana. Heroic Hollywood had the chance to visit the Shazam! set in April, where we asked Strong what if felt like to be the nemesis of 14-year old Billy Batson:
“He can’t understand. He can’t understand that the Wizard has chosen this boy as his champion. Because there was the opportunity there that he could be the champion of good but was rejected because he was considered not to be worthy. Yet, the wizard’s chosen a boy and he realizes that obviously that boy manifests himself into the man.. the Zachary version of Shazam, and to him it’s a source of total incomprehension why this boy should have been chosen over him. But, it just justifies him in his quest to unify the good force and the evil force and be in control of all of it.”
Do you think Doctor Sivana will be a good villain? Comment below!
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas.
Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
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