Robin Lord Taylor has apparently been impressed with Kevin Smith’s television work, because the “Gotham” star just tweeted his desire to have the “Clerks” and “Dogma” director take on an episode of the Batman prequel series. And, as fans would expect, Smith seems to be onboard with the idea.
— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) January 26, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 26, 2017
The Twitter exchange began with an interview over at Screener in which Smith, who recently directed the “Supergirl” episode “Supergirl Lives” and previously directed numerous episodes of “The Flash,” said he was interested in working on series like “Riverdale” and “Gotham.” Taylor, who plays Oswald Cobblepot (otherwise known as the Penguin of “Batman” fame) on “Gotham,” responded to the news outlet’s tweet, which sparked Smith’s response.
There’s no telling what a Smith-directed episode of “Gotham” would look like, but there are few directors in Hollywood more forward about their love for comics, especially “Batman.” While Smith is a well-known director with decades of film experience under his belt, he has also written numerous comic books and graphic novels, including a “Daredevil” arc and the limited series “Batman: Cacophony,” among many others. His daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, is named after the popular anti-hero who got her start as the criminal accomplice/romantic interest of the Joker.
Taylor and Smith’s Twitter back-and-forth may go nowhere, or we may be seeing Smith take young master Bruce’s future in his hands the next time Fox is looking for a director.