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Kevin Smith Wants to Direct The Defenders and an Episode of Daredevil

Kevin Smith wants to direct 'The Defenders' and 'Daredevil'

Kevin Smith is not shy about the fact that he wants a slice of the Marvel/Netflix pie — specifically when it comes to The Defenders and Daredevil.

Speaking to IGN, the director said he has asked Marvel chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, if they could co-direct a future episode of Daredevil, the first of Marvel’s superhero shows on Netflix. Smith, who once wrote Daredevil comic books with Quesada as the illustrator, said, “That’d be wild to be able to do it in real-life — let’s co-direct it just like we did the book. We could co-direct an episode and then, like, take the passion from the page to the screen.”

He added, “I’m going to try and make that Daredevil thing happen.”

Smith, who recently directed an episode of The Flash and is slated to direct another one in Season 3, also has his eyes set on The Defenders — Marvel’s superhero crossover show combining Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

Smith said, “If I can get a piece of that Defenders mini-series, could you imagine, dude? Because then you’re working with multiple suits at once, that’d be phenomenal.” He added, “Just doing a mini Avengers — even one episode of that run of Defenders is like, ‘Oh, I get to exercise any interest I had in Avengers but doing it on a scale where nobody’s betting $200 million on the guy that made f–kin’ Yoga Hosers.’

The Defenders is set to begin filming in late 2016. Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who helmed the second season of Daredevil, have been announced as showrunners for The Defenders.SuperFable