Kevin Smith has always been a fanboy. If you’ve ever attended one of his panels at any comic con or have watched his show on AMC, Fat-man on Batman, then you know his tendency to gush and speak passionately about everything from superheroes to the Millennium Falcon. Smith has even ventured into the world of directing the DC TV universe on The CW, beginning with last season’s The Flash episode, “The Runaway Dinosaur”.
He’s back again this week, directing The Flash episode, “Killer Frost”, as well as a future Supergirl episode. Smith, once again on his show, talked directing The Flash and how the episode this week is like a thriller and has a lot of action.
“Boy, oh boy – I had a f**king blast. And both couldn’t be more different from each other. “Killer Frost” is like a thriller. The whole thing is like a [John] Grisham movie set in the world of comics with powers and s**t.”
Smith also went on to discuss working on Supergirl and how the episode he directed is in the first stages of editing, but that it turned out really well.
“Then the Supergirl episode, it’s very ambitious. It’s different from a lot of Supergirl episodes. We take a journey. It’s big, it’s a big episode. It turned out phenomenally. I was just working on the cut this morning, the first cut. The Flash is done, and it airs next week. Supergirl I got the first cut of, and it was 12 minutes long. So I went through an easy first-pass…and am down five minutes, so there’s seven minutes left to cut out. It’s going to be tough because all the scenes are really good.”
You can watch the segment below!
The Flash’s “Killer Frost” episode airs this week on Tuesday, November 22 at 8/7c. We’ll have to wait a little bit longer for Smith’s Supergirl episode to air, but the show airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.