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What you’re seeing on Supergirl is this budding relationship between Kara and Mon-El that’s starting to feel [like The Flash‘s Barry and Iris] (…) The writers are going to make us fall in love with these guys, and I hope they really nourish that story, because I think they’re wonderful together. There’s something very exciting and star-crossed there. … And the actors! Whenever Melissa [Benoist] and Chris [Wood] film a scene, it’s Charm City.
—  Kevin Smith, director of 2x09 “Supergirl Lives” (x).
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 In the spirit of Get to Know Your Customers Day, we recognize the 1994 cult classic, Clerks! Writer/Director/Actor, Kevin Smith, has seven films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Smith’s most recent film, Yoga Hosers, premiered at the 2016 Festival and starred his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, in her acting debut. 


Gif and stills courtesy of Clerks and Yoga Hosers, ©2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Hunter Stone

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Supergirl Director Kevin Smith Previews 'Beautiful' Alex/Maggie Moments, Laments Kara/Mon-El's Doomed Love

“We go to space, we have special effects, she even blows up a ship at one point,” director Kevin Smith tells TVLine of Monday’s Supergirl (The CW, 8/7c). “But my favorite scene we did was just Kara and Mon-El sitting on the couch.”

A self-proclaimed Arrow-verse fanboy, Smith — who has also directed two episodes of The Flash — believes the shows are at their best when the characters lift their masks (where applicable) and relate to each other as people, resulting in “relationship dramas that just happen to have costumes in them.”

“What you’re seeing on Supergirl is this budding relationship between Kara and Mon-El that’s starting to feel [like The Flash‘s Barry and Iris],” Smith explains. “The writers are going to make us fall in love with these guys, and I hope they really nourish that story, because I think they’re wonderful together. There’s something very exciting and star-crossed there. … And the actors! Whenever Melissa [Benoist] and Chris [Wood] film a scene, it’s Charm City.”

But Smith is also aware of the relationship’s built-in tragedies, assuming the writers decide to stick with Kara and Mon-El’s original storyline from the comics.

“Unfortunately, I don’t know if we’ll get them forever, because I know the comic books,” he says. I’m not saying they can’t be together, but… yeah, they can’t be together. But I’m hoping we get the best of both worlds: We’ll watch the dance as we lead them towards a relationship, then deal with them when they can’t be together — if they end up playing things out like they do in the comics. The good news is that they can take liberties on the show. They’re not beholden to particular storylines.”

Of course, Kara wasn’t the only Danvers sister whose love life Smith couldn’t wait to explore. In many ways, he says, “Alex is the heart and soul of this show.”

“The Alex and Maggie relationship starts turning into something really beautiful,” he teases. “We got to do a couple of scenes with them, early in the relationship, where they start to figure out who they are as a couple.”

Another highlight for Smith was getting to film at the DEO with J’onn J’onzz, “one of [his] favorite characters in the DC pantheon,” as the gang discusses how to rescue Supergirl and Mon-El from Roulette’s clutches on Slaver’s Moon.
“Hank turns to Alex, and in that perfect intonation — deep and rolling — he says that Slaver’s Moon has a red sun,” Smith recalls. “Me and Eric [Carrasco], who wrote the episode, our nipples got hard. We lost our fluids.”

At the end of the day, Smith says, “I’m there because I watch the show on a regular basis, so getting to go up there was a privilege. For me, it’s dream-come-true territory. I often describe it as being like Make-A-Wish. It’s ridiculous that they cut you a check for this sort of thing.”

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Kevin Smith Returning to Supergirl For Another Season 2 Episode

When Supergirl returns to The CW on Monday, fan-favorite writer/director Kevin Smith will helm the 2017 premiere, titled “Supergirl Returns.”

And just moments ago, Smith told ComicBook.com that he will return for a second episode this season – the as-yet-untitled seventeenth episode of the season.

The turnaround will be tight: He was filming Supergirl the week of Halloween when ComicBook.com visited the set of the hit CW series, and will be back in late January after he spends the next week or so at the Sundance Film Festival, where he will serve as master of ceremonies for IMDb, not unlike what he did at Comic Con in 2016.

“Monday, the episode of Supergirl that I directed airs, which is thrilling,” Smith said. “I got to Sundance tomorrow and I’m up there for IMDb all week, come home Tuesday, then a few days after that, I go up to Vancouver again to direct another episode of Supergirl.”

Smith said that midway through the episode, producers started feeling out his schedule. Ultimately, they offered him episode 17, which he described as “sweet,” saying that it was nice that producers liked the job he was doing enough to bring him back within the season.

“I fell in love with everybody up there, so it was easy to say ‘yeah,’” Smith said. “It takes something special to make you put aside your own shit when you’re creative. When you have the ability to make the stories you want to make, it’s fun to watch other people’s stories, it’s just way more fun to make your own. So whenever you put your shit aside, it has to be for something worthwhile. Working on Supergirl is like a month of your life, but I’d give it up in a heartbeat because the last experience I had was so rewarding and I was so happy with what we did. I like all the people up there, and I believe in the show in a big, bad way. It’s incredibly warm. It’s just well-made entertainment, and it’s got something to it. It’s a little nourishing, it’s not just fast food. There’s always some heart to it.”

Smith praised the production team at The CW as well, saying that while he enjoyed Supergirl on CBS last season, the show has leveled up on The CW and is fulfilling its potential.

anonymous asked:

Hey, are there any directors you'd like to see direct an episode of SPN? I was really excited to learn that Eduardo Sanchez (director of The Blair Witch Project) was going direct last season (and again this year). Personally I'd love to see Floria Sigismondi direct SPN. That would be AWESOME. (She's mostly famous for music videos, but she also directed The Runaways and has directed some TV recently (episodes of Daredevil and Hemlock Grove).) She's a spooky genius. I'd LOVE for her to direct SPN.

(cont..) Kevin Smith (director of Dogma) would also be cool. He’s got a frickin rad track record with angels. (Apparently he’s a fan of the show too. And you can’t convince me that Eric Kripke wasn’t at all influenced by Dogma back in the day.)

getting Kevin Smith to direct would be amazing. He’s done a few episodes of Supergirl so we know he does TV in Vancouver, and it’s plausible.

Besides him…hmmm. Maybe Johnathan Frakes? He’s directed a lot of TV in Portland and it would be really neat to have a Star Trek Alum part of the show.

I think it’s possible. I think because it worked out so well, it was kind of unexpected. I don’t think it as written that way, it was something that Carlos and I found a lot of that, and Kevin Smith (the Director of The Runaway Dinosaur) kind of helped is find that, too, and it ended up being a really interesting dynamic between Iris and Cisco, and so I think it’d be cool to see more of that, and to see more of Iris’ humor, but I don’t know. I don’t know anything!
—  Candice Patton on whether the fans will get more Irisco (because the fans really want more Irisco… make it happen writers!)
I fell in love with the show and started talking to everyone about it. Jason became my point man, because he’d seen every single episode of not just ‘Flash’, but 'Arrow’ and stuff like that. We’d go back and forth sometimes like, 'I don’t understand what they’re talking about in this point here.’ And Jason’s like, 'Ah that’s from that one thing that happened over on 'Arrow’ in Starling City.’ And my wife would mock us mercifully like, 'Look at you two old ladies and your stories man. What are Nikki and Victor up to this week?’ I was like, 'F— you, this is 'The Flash’, this is serious.