Director, writer and life-long comic book fan Kevin Smith made quite the impression on the Flarrowverse when he stepped in to direct an episode of The Flash in Season 2. "The Runaway Dinosaur" was the second to last episode of the season, and aired on May 10.
"The Runaway Dinosaur" was such a success with fans that Smith is already signed up to direct another episode in Season 3. Naturally, Flarrowverse followers are curious about whether or not Smith might bring some of that talent and heart to the set of The Flash's sister show, Arrow. In a recent Facebook Live Q&A, Arrow star Stephen Amell answered that question, and he sounded pretty optimistic about the chances of Smith getting into the director's chair on Arrow:
"I'd say they're good. He's not directing one this year, unless things change — which they always can, and they already have. So. Please try to interpret that the best way you can."
Smith has already expressed interest in writing an episode or two of Arrow, but says he'd prefer to stick to directing on The Flash, and writing for Arrow:
“I prefer not writing the episode [I direct] because what we were able to do with me not writing it was, at least for me, substantial and wonderful … just as a directing exercise, I was so happy with it. So I wouldn’t want to write on Flash. I would, though, like to write on 'Arrow.'”
What are Smith's plans for the next Season of Arrow so far?
“I would love to jump in for a one or two episode arc just to bring that Onomatopoeia character to life. That would be so badass – I created this character in the comics and then to do a live-action version of it that fit into their universe, fit into the run of their show? That would be exciting to me.”
While he might not want to direct the episodes he writes, there are 23 episodes in a season and, like Amell says, things change all the time.
In any case, the executive producer of both The Flash and Arrow essentially gave Smith an open invitation to return to the Flarrowverse in any capacity he wants. Smith told Variety:
"Greg [Berlanti] sent me an email – ‘any show you want to come play in, you’re welcome here; consider this a second home.'"
Watch the Q&A with Stephen Amell right here.