If DC Studios would like, Kevin Smith would be ready to get punched by Batman. Recently released DC film The Flash starring Ezra Miller has raised a lot of questions among the fans of the DCU and Smith is just here to share his opinion on it. When the trailer for the film was released, Smith, who had directed episodes of The Flash, expressed his excitement about it.

The renowned director, who made a living on stage sharing anecdotes from his career, was writing the script for Superman Lives, starring Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel, but the film was never released. However, recent film included a scene from Smith’s Superman Lives, which makes him very happy.

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Ready to be punched by Batman
Kevin Smith is all ready to get punched by Batman

The Flash pays homage to Kevin Smith’s involvement in the Superman movie

Ezra Miller’s starrer The Flash might have tanked at the box office, but it is said to be one of the greatest superhero movies ever made and has received positive reviews from the critics and the audience. Miller’s performance has also received appreciation from fellow actors and fans across the world.

The movie that got back Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck back in their Batman outfits, paid homage to Kevin Smith as a scene featuring Nicolas Cage’s Superman battling a giant spider was showcased in the movie. This scene goes on to refer to the filmmaker’s involvement with the DCU.

Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage as Man of Steel in ‘Superman Lives’

Smith said during an interview with Rolling Stone, “I HAVE SPENT the better part of 30 years of my career referencing the movies. And now I’ve lived long enough where the movies are starting to reference me back.” The filmmaker also shared how he felt when he got to know that there is footage from his movie which never saw the light of the day being used in The Flash.

He said, “I’ve been telling that story since 1997. And it’s kind of become a part of comic-book pop culture. And so my Twitter has been blowing up for the last 24 hours and people want to know what I think. And what I think about it is, you know, in a weird way, even though I’ve been making films for 30 years, and I got my own career, I feel like, ‘Oh, I finally made it.’”

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Kevin Smith is up to get punched by ‘Batman’ 

Smith further mentioned that he finds it very honorable when he sees that his work is being referenced and maintains his connection to the audience’s perspective. The filmmaker shared a conversation he had with Jason Mewes where he said he is ready to get punched by Batman if DC studios’ co-CEO James Gunn and Peter Safran would like him to.

The Flash features Batman cameos
‘The Flash’ featured Michael Keaton’s Batman

He mentioned, “After we saw The Flash, Jason Mewes and I started lamenting, like, “Why don’t they ever hire us just to be the people that get punched by Batman in the movie? Like, we know the guy that plays Batman! How can we hook that up?”

The filmmaker further noted, “If somebody was like, “We want you to be in the movie where The X-Men punch you in the face,” I’d be like, done and done.” 

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Kevin Smith says ‘give Nicolas Cage a Superman movie’ 

During the interview, the filmmaker who wrote the script of a movie for Jon Peters who wanted Cage to fight a giant spider revealed, “I’ve been reading a bunch of people on Twitter going like, ‘When that scene happened, the audience erupted.’ So if I’m Warner Bros., I’m going like, ‘F**k it. There’s a multiverse man. Let’s give Nic Cage a Superman movie.” 

The filmmaker said that just like how The Flash got multiple Batman, having multiple Superman would be one of the most interesting Superman flicks ever made. He also said that concerning Gunn and his upcoming Superman Legacy, he is talking about one of the greatest American actors alive.

Kevin Smith, Nicolas Cage, Linus Roache and Panos Cosmatos
Nicolas Cage, Kevin Smith, Panos Cosmatos, and Linus Roache at an event for Mandy in 2018

Andy Muschietti in his interview with Esquire Middle East shared that Cage was wonderful to work with, adding that even though his role was just a cameo in the movie, he dove into it and did a great job. Muschietti added that it had been his dream to work with Cage, so when he agreed to the cameo, it was like he was living his dream and he cannot wait to work with him again.

The Flash is in theatres now.

Source: Rolling Stone

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