Comic book writer Kevin Smith wants to take the helm as director for the touted season 3 of Netflix’s “Marvel’s Daredevil” and the upcoming crossover mini-series, “Marvel’s The Defenders.”
Smith, who had directed an episode of The CW’s “The Flash,” now has his eyes set on the Man Without Fear. During an appearance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last week, the director told IGN that, “I feel very at home in that Flash world, so much so that I’d love to do the others.”
He also shared that he has spoken to Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada who worked alongside him as the illustrator of the original comic series about the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.
“I wrote it, he drew it I said, ‘Dude, I want to direct Daredevil, man. That’d be wild to be able to do it in real-life let’s co-direct it, that’d be cool, just like we did the book. We could co-direct an episode and then, like, take the passion from the page to the screen,'” he added while admitting that he also asked executive vice president of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb on when he will go back down to the cameras.
It remains to be seen if Netflix will indeed renew the series but the streaming giant service seems to be dedicated in expanding its Marvel Universe with the confirmed team-up of the New York vigilantes. Smith also stated that he is more than ready to tackle project.
“You know, they’re gearing up now for ‘The Defenders’. If I can get a piece of that ‘Defenders’ miniseries holy s***, could you imagine, dude? Because then you’re working with multiple suits at once, that’d be phenomenal,” he added.
The crossover will unite the masked vigilante, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) under showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. A premiere date has yet to be scheduled but it is predicted to be released sometime next year.