Kevin Smith hasn’t started directing his “Supergirl” episode yet, but he’s already in Vancouver making all the necessary preparations for his next CW directorial gig.
In an Instagram post he shared on Tuesday, Oct. 17, the comic book writer revealed that he's already met with the show’s crew and visited the different sets of the Melissa Benoist-led series.
“I’m high … being in National City!” Smith wrote on the social networking site, alongside a photo of him posing next to a Kryptonian pod. “So far I’ve met some crew, had some meetings and visited all of the sets (including the Fortress of Solitude, which doesn’t play in my ep but looks so dope IRL).”
At the end of his post, Smith shared what he believes is the best thing about helming a “Supergirl” episode. “The best part about this #Supergirl adventure? I love that my job for the next few weeks involves space ships and intergalactic aliens...,” he added.
Smith is set to direct Season 2, episode 9, entitled “Supergirl Lives” — which is actually a nod to his canceled movie, “Superman Lives,” that was supposed to star Nicholas Cage as the Man of Steel.
“[‘Supergirl’ executive producer] Andrew Kreisberg told me that the name of the episode is ‘Supergirl Lives.’ I’m gonna cry talking about this,” Smith said on his YouTube show “Fatman on Batman” in August. “The name of the script I wrote back in 1996 was called ‘Superman Lives.’ That’s what they do over at that f— king Berlanti-verse. They make magic.”
Smith briefly talked about what fans can expect from his directorial episode in an Instagram post he shared three days ago.
“It is filled with deep-cuts characters from some of my favorite stories in the @dccomics canon and it reads bigger than anything I’ve ever directed before - even #Dogma!” he teased on Instagram. “So naturally, I’m TERRIFIED. This material is way above my pay grade: the kind of stuff I’ve loved watching my whole life but never tried to make myself. It’s pure comic book and science fiction fantasy and it reads like it should look like a 70’s album cover.”
“Supergirl” airs every Monday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.