Geek favorite director to return to The Flash next season
Kevin Smith’s highly-anticipated episode of The Flash doesn’t air until next Tuesday, but it looks like the director has already been invited back to do it again.
Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) penned the upcoming episode, “The Runaway Dinosaur,” which also features Smith’s frequent cohort Jason Mewes.
There’s been nothing but praise coming from the director, the cast, and the producers regarding the episode, with Smith himself saying, “It may be my favorite thing I’ve ever directed.”
Now Smith has taken to Twitter to reveal he will return to the director’s chair this summer:
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 29, 2016
Obviously, as production has wrapped on The Flash’s second season, Smith’s next episode would be from early in Season Three.
Here’s what The Flash EP Andrew Kreisberg told Comic Book Resources about working with Smith on “The Runaway Dinosaur”:
“There’s one scene in there that is like literally a scene out of a Kevin Smith movie. But Kevin, he’s such a fan of this show — like, in a way that humbles me beyond my wildest expectations, to be able to sit in a room with him and talk to him and think about how often I quote him and quote his movies, and how he was who I wanted to be when I was in college. To sit down with him and have him speak about this show so lovingly, and so intelligently, and so deeply — he didn’t approach this in like, ‘Well, here’s my chance to put my stamp on it,’ or ‘Here’s my change to “Clerks”-ify it. His biggest drive — and I hope it’s okay for me to say this — was like, he just didn’t want to mess it up because he’s such a fan.”
The Flash is all-new tomorrow night with episode 2×20 “Rupture,” and Kevin Smith’s 2×21 “The Runaway Dinosaur” airs next Tuesday. Here’s the synopsis:
“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.”