Clerks director Kevin Smith helms from a script by X-Men: First Class‘ Zack Stentz
The CW has finally released the first details on the highly-anticipated 21st episode of The Flash‘s second season, directed by geek auteur Kevin Smith!
This upcoming week’s episode, “Back to Normal,” will find a powerless Barry trying to stop a new villain from seeking vengeance on Dr. Wells. The following week’s episode, airing on May 3, is titled “Rupture” and will again deal with vengeance — this time from Cisco’s Earth-2 brother, Dante, also known as the villain Rupture.
Now we have the official synopsis for the next episode to air, “The Runaway Dinosaur”:
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS – With Barry (Grant Gustin) gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder (guest star Greg Finley). Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris (Candice Patton) volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life. Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Zack Stentz.
The episode was written by screenwriter Zack Stentz, who co-scripted Marvel’s Thor and X-Men: First Class. Not surprisingly, it also features Kevin Smith’s frequent cohort, Jason Mewes.
Earlier this week on the “Fat Man on Batman” podcast, Smith called it the favorite thing he’s ever directed:
“It is wonderful, dude. First cut was 55-minutes, of my episode of The Flash that I directed. We got it down to the running time, it’s 42-minutes. It may be my favorite thing I’ve ever directed. Now that doesn’t mean like I suddenly don’t like the movies that I directed. I wrote and directed those things. But this, just as a directing exercise — removing scripts and sh*t like that and about how I personally feel about material, whether or not it generated from me — I think this is hands down my best directing job I’ve ever done. Just directing. I feel good, and I’ve gotten some nice praise from upstairs. Sounds like I will be able to go back, unless they catch me with a dead girl or a live boy. I think I will be able to go back.”
Boy oh boy, it turned out well. I’m very very happy. This is going to sound gross, but I’ve watched it no less than 50 times. It really holds up.”
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