Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice responses

He’s friends with Ben Affleck, he’s got a Batman podcast and now writer/director Kevin Smith is quickly becoming fandom’s number-one source for Batman v Superman news. Recently on one of Smith’s podcasts, the director commented on the color of Ben Affleck’s Batsuit in Zack Snyder’s 2016 release, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now, Smith revealed a bit more about the film and the recent revelation of the title.

Smith criticizes the title but says it makes sense because, as he understand it, the film isn’t a Man of Steel sequel any more. Instead it’s the beginning of a five- or six-film Justice League story. Read Smith’s quotes below. Read More »

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New Batman suit

Zack Snyder‘s reveal of Ben Affleck‘s new Batsuit was international news. Fans everywhere analyzed the photo like it was evidence in a murder trial, dissecting the costume’s texture, the size of specific elements, Affleck’s muscular structure, and more. Snyder specifically released the photo in black and white, leaving the color of the suit up for debate. Photoshoppers everywhere took the hint and colored-in the image giving fans a bunch of options of what the suit might really look like.

Some might remember, long before the world saw the suit, director, Batman fan and friend of Affleck Kevin Smith admitted he’d seen it. “You have not seen this costume in a movie, on film before,” Smith said at the time, “For a comic book fan, it was mind-bending.” Well, the photo Snyder released kind of looks like other suits, so Smith clarified his original statement. He said the suit he saw was the Frank Miller-designed, Dark Knight Returns combo of blue and grey. Read More »

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has just revealed a bunch of details for his Christmas horror anthology. Once called Comes the Krampus, it’s now been re-titled Anti-Claus, and filming will start in September. Smith will be joined in the film by Justin LongHaley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks, all of whom appear in this year’s Tusk. Parks and Long have also worked with Smith before that.

Below, see an early concept of the Kevin Smith Krampus and read some more of Smith’s thoughts. Read More »

Batman 75th anniversary

2014 is the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular superheroes: Batman. The character has been imagined, reimagined, rebooted, redressed and revered for the better part of eight decades. This year, DC has a lots of big plans for The Dark Knight. One of those was a big panel at WonderCon 2014 featuring some of the men responsible for carrying the cape and cowl legacy for the past few decades.

Below, check out a full 30 minute video of the WonderCon Batman 75th anniversary panel featuring Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Peter Girardi, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. Read More »

johnny depp tusk

Kevin Smith has worked with some pretty big-name actors in his time, and it looks like he’s booked the A-list-iest of them all for his next film Tusk. According to star Justin Long, Johnny Depp has signed on for a supporting character in the offbeat monster movie.

Tusk will be Depp’s first movie with Smith, and it seems like the perfect place to launch their professional relationship. Depp clearly has a taste for the bizarre, and what’s more bizarre than a tale about a guy trying to create a walrus-man hybrid? Hit the jump for details on Depp’s character.

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Jay and Silent Bob

A new Kevin Smith movie is coming out in a few weeks. Kind of. Fresh off last year’s small theatrical tourJay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie hits on demand May 6. Smith wrote and provides his voice to the film, leaving the directorial duties to Steve Stark. In this Askewneverse animated film, everyone’s favorite New Jersey stoners, Jay and Silent Bob, win the lottery and use the cash to turn into their crime fighting alter-egos, Bluntman and Chronic.

A longer trailer hit last year but a new poster and trailer have now been released for the on-demand release. Check them both out below. Read More »

Kevin Smith Could Become AMC’s Late Night Host

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, a late night host? AMC has asked the Clerks director to film a pilot of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast with Ralph Garman to potentially become a weekly late night talk show program. The company has also renewed Smith’s Comic Book Men for a fourth season and is developing a new show around one of that show’s frequent guests, collector Robert Bruce. Read more about the “Kevin Smith late night host” concept below. Read More »

WTF: Someone Is Crowdfunding a Kevin Smith Biopic

Shooting Clerks

Since the release of his first film Clerks, Kevin Smith has cultivated a group of incredibly loyal, vocal fans. It makes sense, considering Smith’s story: that of the everyman going after the American dream; it’s a rags-to-riches story fueled with big risks, pop culture references and dick jokes. This is a man we could all relate to and be happy for.

That fandom just took a whole new leap, though, as Christopher Downie and Brett Murray have begun to crowdsource a film on IndieGoGo called Shooting Clerks. It’ll be a biopic of Smith and the struggles he encountered making his first film. This is no unauthorized effort, however. Smith fully endorses the project and will even cameo. (If it gets made, of course.) This is crazy, awesome, weird, meta stuff. Check it out below. Read More »

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