Now that he’s directed an episode of “The Flash” — with last night’s episode, “The Runaway Dinosaur” — “Clerks” helmer Kevin Smith says he’d like to take a stab at “Arrow” next, but in a writing capacity.
Speaking to Variety, Smith revealed that he’d love to return to scripting the Emerald Archer on the character’s TV adaptation — after having written the character on a run with Phil Hester in the early ’00s — saying, “I prefer not writing the episode because what we were able to do with me not writing it was, at least for me, substantial and wonderful…just as a directing exercise, I was so happy with it…So I wouldn’t want to write on ‘Flash.’ I would, though, like to write on ‘Arrow.'”
Smith continued, “I would love to jump in for a one or two episode arc just to bring that Onomatopoeia character to life. That would be so badass – I created this character in the comics and then to do a live-action version of it that fit into their universe, fit into the run of their show? That would be exciting to me. That’s the one I can get my head around writing, but Flash, whenever they bring me back, I think I prefer somebody else doing it. I heard rumor that when I go back, I think Zack [Stentz] might be writing my script again, which would be amazing – we’d be keeping the home team together, so that’d be cool.”
While there’s no word on Smith’s “Arrow” plans actually coming into fruition, he’ll be returning to “The Flash” set this summer to direct an episode in the first half of Season 3.
“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c, while “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c, on The CW.
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