Kevin Smith, one of fandom’s most recognizable directors and huge Batman fan so much so he not only writes Batman comics for DC Comics, but host a podcast called Fatman on Batman, spoke up recently about what comic book film he would like to direct, even though he feels that time has past, as he was supposed to direct Green Hornet before Seth Rogan was cast and was originally approached about directing Superman Lives before Tim Burton took over and dumped his script.
KPCC host John Horn spoke with Kevin Smith about various stuff including what comic book film he would love to direct and why.
He dismissed the idea he’d ever get the chance to direct a comic book adaptation. But he said if he did, he’d like to put a “noir-ish thriller” spin on a DC Comics character called the Question, a vigilante who erases his facial features with a special substance.
“I always thought if you were in an alley and f—ing Batman showed up you’d be like, ‘Oh f—, Batman.’ But if a dude shows up with no features and starts punching you, you would probably kill yourself in fear,” he explained.
To read the full interview where he discusses why he returned to directing and his daughter’s disinterest with comic book films go to The Hollywood Reporter.