Kevin Smith has said that he’s fine if he never gets the chance to direct a motion picture in franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, or DC.
Smith is a huge fan favourite in the world of geek culture, thanks in large part to his history of directing movies that spoke very closely to many young men and women ensconced in that world.
Smith is, of course, a big supporter of all the aforementioned franchises, and while many a fan would love to see him get the chance to direct a movie or two in these worlds, the director himself has revealed on Twitter that he is okay if it never happens. Asked about the subject by a fan, Smith responded:
“I’ll be okay with it. I love consuming SW, ST, DC & Marvel but they were never what I wanted to do in film. I got into the biz to make Kevin Smith movies. They got plenty of people in Hollywood who wanna make big movies. But if I don’t make Kevin Smith movies then nobody will.”
I’ll be okay with it. I love consuming SW, ST, DC & Marvel but they were never what I wanted to do in film. I got into the biz to make Kevin Smith movies. They got plenty of people in Hollywood who wanna make big movies. But if I don’t make Kevin Smith movies then nobody will. https://t.co/FkOD5sEQ12
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 3, 2018
While some fans may be disappointed or rather surprised by these remarks, Smith has unquestionably made his mark in his own very unique way and doesn’t need one of these big film franchises under his belt to cement his place in movie history.
Regarding what’s next for Smith, the director has given an update on two movies he has been working on, Hit Somebody and Moose Jaws. Speaking on the Fatman on Batman podcast, Smith said:
“Moose Jaws, we have money for it. Isn’t that crazy? That just happened in the last two weeks and stuff. More when I know, and I’ll know very soon.”
And regarding Hit Somebody, Smith commented: “I did two episodes of SModcast where I read two of the scripts based on that, somebody heard it and said, ‘Ooh, can we do that here, why don’t you bring it here and we’ll do it here and we’ll do it up?
“So it’s gonna become this other thing and at the same time, Jeremy Simser — who’s the storyboard artist on Flash and Supergirl and Game of Thrones, some episodes of Game of Thrones — has started doing it as a graphic novel,” Smith said.
“So either way you’re seeing it and you’re gonna hear it as well. And I’m kinda hoping between those two that somebody goes, ‘Oh, this should be a film thing,’ and then it’ll eventually wind up as a mini-series. That’s my hope.”