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2014-07-15 10:07:33 AM  
Give him some work on the Daredevil TV show.

It was Smith's run that revitalized the character after 10 years of no one caring.
 
2014-07-15 10:31:18 AM  
Did he ever finish  Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do ?
 
2014-07-15 10:34:15 AM  

schnee: Did he ever finish  Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do ?


Yeah, somewhere around 2007 or 2008. I remember the Hardcover collection coming out.

Now, was Widening Gyre the end of his Batman stories? Wasn't there supposed to be an other mini after that, or did the crap 52 kill that?
 
2014-07-15 10:37:19 AM  
They would but he seems to be really hung up on super hero sex organs.
 
2014-07-15 10:38:07 AM  
No, they shouldn't. He's a burned-out stoner now. He made some great movies. Now...I don't think he's got it in him. He's more focused on getting high.
 
2014-07-15 10:52:51 AM  
Are they still looking for a director for Ant Man after Edgar Wright left?
That seems like a good fit.
 
2014-07-15 11:07:19 AM  
No Hero tag?
 
2014-07-15 12:27:45 PM  
'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith Quentin Tarantino to direct one of its movies'


/motherfarkin' Skrulls...
 
2014-07-15 12:41:05 PM  

gopher321: 'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith Quentin Tarantino to direct one of its movies'


/motherfarkin' Skrulls...


What property, The punisher maybe?  Moon Knight?
 
2014-07-15 12:41:06 PM  
It's not like he'd actually get any creative control
 
2014-07-15 12:42:43 PM  
No, I want to watch a movie where the camera actually moves.
 
2014-07-15 12:46:05 PM  

Antimatter: gopher321: 'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith Quentin Tarantino to direct one of its movies'


/motherfarkin' Skrulls...

What property, The punisher maybe?  Moon Knight?


Deadpool. Metacommentary and violence.
 
2014-07-15 12:46:41 PM  
www.planetacomic.net
 
2014-07-15 12:48:30 PM  
Absolutely not.  If he wanted to write for one, I'd be ok, but not direct. He is not a director. His actions scenes would blow.
 
2014-07-15 12:48:31 PM  

UberDave: They would but he seems to be really hung up on super hero sex organs.


Mister Fantastic's neck wouldn't break in his version.
 
2014-07-15 12:50:09 PM  

SilentStrider: Are they still looking for a director for Ant Man after Edgar Wright left?
That seems like a good fit.


After they pretty much refused to let Edgar Wright do his vision of Ant Man , why would they let Kevin Smith make a version of anything? It would be the same situation.
 
2014-07-15 12:51:31 PM  
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-07-15 12:56:20 PM  
1) I love Kevin Smith, but he's not the same guy anymore.  Yeah, he's been experimenting with different genres, but they are really just weird flights of fancy most of the time.  A horror film where a guy gets turned into a walrus by a psychopath?  

2) He's too damn stoned all the time.  Sure, he gets more confident and experimental, but his stuff is completely unfocused now.  See #1.

3) He isn't really an action director.  Granted, he's gotten a second director in the past to handle action sequences.  But he'd be far more suited to do an episode of Arrow or something if he was to tackle the live action superhero.  Lower expecations.

4) Smith himself has said that he doesn't want to do a super hero flick, and that he thinks he would be a terrible choice for it anyway.  He is all about dialog and character building through said dialog.  And unlike Whedon, his characters need a full conversation to get there, instead of a short and sweet one punctuated with really awesome snark.

I wouldn't mind seeing his Daredevil or Green Arrow storylines adapted, but have him be a writer not a director.
 
2014-07-15 12:57:47 PM  

gopher321: 'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith Quentin Tarantino to direct one of its movies'


/motherfarkin' Skrulls...


Well, then you might have a dark knight.

Farking lame-o hollywood sucks balls.
 
2014-07-15 12:58:16 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Give him some work on the Daredevil TV show.

It was Smith's run that revitalized the character after 10 years of no one caring.


This! Hire Bruce Cambell to play Mysterio.
 
2014-07-15 12:59:39 PM  
Deadpool and silent bob.
 
2014-07-15 01:03:26 PM  
I still don't understand why anyone likes this guy.
 
2014-07-15 01:06:54 PM  

jxb465: I still don't understand why anyone likes this guy.


Stan Lee's just a chill old dude.
 
2014-07-15 01:07:51 PM  
Bluntman Rises
 
2014-07-15 01:10:02 PM  

ikanreed: Deadpool and silent bob.


Silent Bob, agent of Hydra.

Could work.
 
2014-07-15 01:10:42 PM  
Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.
 
2014-07-15 01:10:48 PM  

jxb465: I still don't understand why anyone likes this guy.


And that is okay.
 
2014-07-15 01:13:23 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Now, was Widening Gyre the end of his Batman stories? Wasn't there supposed to be an other mini after that, or did the crap 52 kill that?


i think he cowrote with ralph garman batman 66 meets green hornet, it was released digitally and they just started shipping issues.
 
2014-07-15 01:18:27 PM  
Old people say lots of dumb shiat.
 
2014-07-15 01:20:48 PM  

NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.



This idea has merit.
 
2014-07-15 01:29:32 PM  

NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.


Holy hell yes. I could be like an American version of "Misfits."
 
2014-07-15 01:41:06 PM  

Shazam999: No, I want to watch a movie where the camera actually moves.


That's kind of the thing. I mean the closest thing he has ever done to an action movie, is probably the Fly Fatass Fly Scene in Mallrats and that was almost 20 years ago.
 
2014-07-15 01:43:43 PM  

mechgreg: Shazam999: No, I want to watch a movie where the camera actually moves.

That's kind of the thing. I mean the closest thing he has ever done to an action movie, is probably the Fly Fatass Fly Scene in Mallrats and that was almost 20 years ago.


Red State was a big improvement for him. There were some half decent gunfight scenes.
 
2014-07-15 02:12:58 PM  

NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.

i1125.photobucket.com

/Your jib.
//I like its cut.
 
2014-07-15 02:25:29 PM  
I'd kind of like to see Guy Ritchie have a go at a Marvel movie. Maybe Dr. Strange, or Punisher. Yeah, Vinnie Jones as Punisher. Oh god, a stand alone Juggernaut movie, for Netflix or Crackle, starring Vinnie Jones, directed by Guy Ritchie. Oh, and someone should get Elizabeth Banks to play Captain Marvel.
 
2014-07-15 02:26:26 PM  
The perfect comic movie for KS to direct?
upload.wikimedia.org
Might work better as a TV show tie-in with AoS...
 
2014-07-15 02:38:55 PM  
I could handle a Kevin Smith take on Terror, Inc.

WTH is Terror, Inc? Well, he was a 90s Grimdark-type assassin who was basically a perpetually rotting corpse. He got around that by stealing limbs from the living. He gained abilities from the limbs he stole. The comic was incredibly violent, but the character was funny and really didn't DO a whole lot.

I could see that playing to a lot of Smith's strengths, plus it's a property that absolutely no one gives a crap about.
And Fox owns the film rights to Deadpool anyway.
 
2014-07-15 02:51:27 PM  
please please please be the long awaited Squirrel Girl-Beta Ray Bill team up ...
 
2014-07-15 02:51:27 PM  

NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.


If this was 15 years ago and the Hawkeye in the movies was like the Hawkeye in the comics I would say give him a West Coast Avengers movie. Unfortunately I don't have the faith in Smith I once did and the Hawkeye character as Renner plays him isn't really set up for that kind of a movie anyways.
 
2014-07-15 03:05:57 PM  
I'm a big fan of Kevin in that he made a name for himself by being bootstrappy and whatnot in his early pursuits.   But the thing is - and I know I'm gonna get some flack for this - his movies just plain suck for the most part.  There was nothing good about Mallrats, Clerks or Clerks II.  Jay and Silent Bob was stupid.  I honestly though Zack and Miri could have been a big hit if it hadn't been so over the top in just a couple of sections (Mewe's balls, for example).  Dogma would be the only exception because it had a great cast, but as long as he keep putting himself, his wife and his childhood friends in the lead rolls, his stuff will never be anything other than mediocre at best.  And now he's just a guy who seems to think weed, sandwiches and residual checks are all he needs, so I just don't see this happening.  I think the best thing he could do is write scripts and let someone else take over the directing and casting.  I've always enjoyed the ideas behind his stuff, just always thought he failed in the execution.
 
2014-07-15 03:13:21 PM  

FilmBELOH20: There was nothing good about Mallrats, Clerks or Clerks II


Nothing. Nothing at all.

YOU ARE A GODDAMN LIAR
 
2014-07-15 03:14:53 PM  
"And not just because he gave me that cameo in Mallrats"
 
2014-07-15 03:25:57 PM  
He's said that he doesn't want a super hero  movie.

He said if he had control of the Justice League, they'd all sit around talking about X-Men comics.

FilmBELOH20: There was nothing good about Mallrats, Clerks or Clerks II.


my favorite scene, which was cut :(
 
2014-07-15 03:27:51 PM  
Stan Lee: 'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith to direct one of its movies'

www.troll.me

/couldn't find one with him as Nick Fury
 
2014-07-15 03:30:13 PM  

Witty_Retort: my favorite scene, which was cut :(


That was on my DVD...I guess I got the Director's Cut.
 
2014-07-15 03:39:11 PM  

Witty_Retort: my favorite scene, which was cut :(


That scene made me laugh a lot two. A big part of it was it was something that seemed fresh and new, not just a rehash of something from the first Clerks movie.
 
2014-07-15 03:55:32 PM  

SilentStrider: NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.


This idea has merit.


Just don't let him cast his wife as Squirrel Girl.
 
2014-07-15 04:08:58 PM  
I say this as a Smith fan: NO!  Smith is not equipped to direct an action movie.
 
2014-07-15 04:18:24 PM  

peterthx: Stan Lee: 'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith to direct one of its movies'

[www.troll.me image 550x382]

/couldn't find one with him as Nick Fury


Could've gone with this one...

media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-15 04:35:00 PM  
No. I like Kevin Smith the person. The one man shows I've seen of his on Netflix are good. His movies, with the exception of Red State, are terrible. Let him write the script if you want but keep him away from the director's chair.
 
2014-07-15 04:39:48 PM  

Shadowknight: NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.

Holy hell yes. I could be like an American version of "Misfits."


That; shiat, that wouldn't just "work", that would be pretty awesome if done right.
 
2014-07-15 04:53:49 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Give him some work on the Daredevil TV show.

It was Smith's run that revitalized the character after 10 years of no one caring.


Fark, remind me, wasn't Smith heavily involved in the infamous Daredevil film we're all such massive fans of?
 
2014-07-15 04:55:32 PM  

UberDave: They would but he seems to be really hung up on super hero sex organs.


There's something wrong with being really hung up on She-Hulk's boobs?
 
2014-07-15 05:06:03 PM  
Does Marvel own the rights to Cock Knocker?
s.mcstatic.com
 
2014-07-15 05:16:09 PM  

NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.


You keep that stoned asshat the hell AWAY from Squirrel Girl.

I have spoken.
 
2014-07-15 05:47:32 PM  
I'd be happier if we could just resurrect the Clerks cartoon. Remains some of the best work he ever did.
 
2014-07-15 05:55:39 PM  

Strolpol: I'd be happier if we could just resurrect the Clerks cartoon. Remains some of the best work he ever did.


YOU'RE a cigarette!
 
2014-07-15 06:35:00 PM  

skyotter: Strolpol: I'd be happier if we could just resurrect the Clerks cartoon. Remains some of the best work he ever did.

YOU'RE a cigarette!

img.fark.net


What do you guys need a monkey for, anyway?

To teach it to smoke. DUH.
 
2014-07-15 06:37:46 PM  

give me doughnuts: SilentStrider: NeoCortex42: Give Kevin Smith the Great Lakes Avengers for a Netflix movie.


This idea has merit.

Just don't let him cast his wife as Squirrel Girl.



Kristen Schaal as SG.
 
2014-07-15 06:40:54 PM  

give me doughnuts: Just don't let him cast his wife as Squirrel Girl.


Holy Fark, so much THIS. Kevin, we get it, Jen is your wife and she is 'hot' in that regard, but FFS, just look at her next to Eliza Dushku and Ali Larter (to say nothing of the Shannon Elizabeth) in JSBSB, and you'll see what I mean. Also, she's a writer, not an actress.

/tough love, pillow-pants
 
2014-07-15 08:00:21 PM  

Shadowknight: I wouldn't mind seeing his Daredevil or Green Arrow storylines adapted, but have him be a writer not a director.


And we have the correct answer. KS knows he'd never get control and his movies are all dialog and no camera movement (he really did try with Red State) but now put him as the head writer on any of the Netflix series Marvel is doing and you've got a winner. He could lead a team of writers on any of those shows and turn out really good stuff.
 
2014-07-15 08:02:53 PM  

Lando Lincoln: No, they shouldn't. He's a burned-out stoner now. He made some great movies. Now...I don't think he's got it in him. He's more focused on getting high.


Awww. What's the matter? Would Kevin not share his weed?
 
2014-07-15 10:47:00 PM  
Let KS direct Groo: The Movie.
I would see it.
 
2014-07-16 12:46:30 AM  
The guy has a solid history writing comic book stories, but can't direct action worth a crap and mostly relies on static dialogue-heavy scenes that aren't quite as clever as they think they are. Sounds like a natural to take over the showrunner duties for Agents of Shield.

/when everyone's super-ultra-duper-secret backstories all turn out to revolve around the same Tijuana donkey show, the program can only improve.
 
2014-07-16 02:34:38 AM  
Lando Lincoln:

Nothing. Nothing at all.

YOU ARE A GODDAMN LIAR


(Youtube Link to Rosario Dawson dancinges to "ABC" in Clerks II)

"Thank you" good sir, for reminding me of a happy moment. I LOVED that scene! She was near peak cuteness and the tune still 'works' to this day. An instantly recognized pop classic and that moment in the film is just plain FUN! Big Kevin Smith fan, makes me smile. All the "he's too stoned" naysayers are free to EABOD.
 
2014-07-16 05:19:36 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: peterthx: Stan Lee: 'Marvel should hire Kevin Smith to direct one of its movies'

[www.troll.me image 550x382]

/couldn't find one with him as Nick Fury

Could've gone with this one...

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media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-16 10:28:36 AM  

Dahnkster: "Thank you" good sir, for reminding me of a happy moment. I LOVED that scene! She was near peak cuteness and the tune still 'works' to this day. An instantly recognized pop classic and that moment in the film is just plain FUN! Big Kevin Smith fan, makes me smile. All the "he's too stoned" naysayers are free to EABOD.


And that "cute scene" qualifies him to direct a $150 million plus Marvel movie?

cdn.memegenerator.net

/he IS too stoned to direct a Marvel movie
//Smith fans are too stoned to notice the amateurish direction of the other stuff
 
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