Following his turn earlier this year as a director for “The Flash,” fan favorite director Kevin Smith has now turned his attention to another one of the CW’s DC superhero series, “Supergirl.” Smith has stepped behind the camera for “Supergirl Lives,” the ninth episode of the show’s second season. And as Kevin Smith revealed in a new Facebook post, he’s really enjoying his time on the “Supergirl” set.
“I love all the flying and punching of villains on #Supergirl… but I tune in for portrayals of sibling revelry so sincere and supportive that it really makes me feel like I missed out on something in life by not being a girl with a sister,” wrote Smith in the caption of a photograph of himself with “Supergirl” stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh. “As a huge fan of the show, seeing that dynamic on display both on off camera yesterday was like drinking insanely good hot cocoa that warms your insides and fills you with joy.”
Smith was also pumped because he had also gotten to work with Benoist in her Supergirl suit. “Yesterday was my first day shooting the Super suit! It is as glorious in real life as it looks on the show (and the cape is heavy – not just metaphorically speaking but also simply weight-wise).”
Earlier this month it was revealed that the title of Kevin Smith’s episode is itself a reference that Smith fans will appreciate. “Supergirl Lives” is a reference to Smith’s abandoned late ’90s Superman film, “Superman Lives.” The director wrote the screenplay for “Superman Lives,” which was to be directed by Tim Burton with Nicolas Cage starring as the Man of Steel. The “Supergirl Lives” episode of the series comes from a story by executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and was written by Eric Carrasco and Jess Kardos.
This isn’t the only hour of CW/DC TV that Smith will be helming this television season. Smith has also completed work on his second episode of “The Flash,” an installment titled “Killer Frost.” Smith’s next episode of “The Flash” airs on November 22.
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.