It’s no secret that Kevin Smith is a huge geek, especially when it comes to all things involved with DC Comics and the DCEU. The director has even penned stories for the comic giant’s Green Arrow and Batman titles, thus living out every fan’s dream of inventing canon. After he made his TV directing debut with a season 2 episode of The CW’s The Flash earlier this year, it almost seemed like the director had peaked — that is, until he was signed on to direct an episode from season 3, plus an upcoming episode of Supergirl.
Ever since it became official that the director would return to TV for yet another episode of The Flash, he’s been teasing away at what fans can expect from his episode, the seventh in the show’s third season. Earlier today, Smith took fans behind the scenes of pre-production for his shoot via Facebook live stream, and hinted at many details for the yet-unnamed episode. Most intriguingly, though, the director revealed that he’s already seen episodes one and two of The Flash‘s season 3, and they apparently knocked his socks off.
Throughout most of the stream, Smith talks about the preparations he’s making for his upcoming episode, which include casting extras, scouting locations for fight scenes, and finalizing hair and makeup. It seems like this episode will definitely be a wild one, which is saying something, since in the video Smith also discusses how his episode will precede The Flash‘s musical crossover with other CW DC Comics show Supergirl. The director finished the stream with words of praise about the show’s premiere episodes:
They’re shooting episode 6 right now, so I’ve seen episode 1 and 2 cut together. Phenomenal. Phenomenal. The bar is high, so I’m kind of worried about that.
Smith also took to Facebook to say much the same earlier this week, when he captioned a picture with the following:
Just had an FX budget meeting and now headed out to scout some locations. We’ve got lots more action sequences and fights to shoot in this ep so I’ll likely be hiding like I am in this pic the whole time I’m here, terrified of improving as a visual storyteller. Or maybe, just maybe, I’ll try to shoot the s— out of it instead – especially because the episode contains a lot of “First” moments and super heroic sparring spectacle. And having already seen the first and second episodes of Season 3, I know the bar is set very high (those eps are a stellar start to this new year). But this is my favorite show – so the #Flash deserves no less than my best.
The Clerks director will also contribute to a season 2 episode of Supergirl as it makes its way to The CW this fall. He revealed last month on the set of his all-things-nerdery talk show that the episode will be called “Supergirl Lives.” Where that episode will fall in the season is still TBA. However, if Smith can recreate his previous success with The Flash for season 3 and bring it over to Supergirl, The CW may just have an easy ratings-generator in their back pocket.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same time slot on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday, Oct. 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday, Oct. 13th.