Kevin Smith, one-half of the stoner duo ‘Jay and Silent Bob’, has a theory on why the success of DC Comics TV shows surpasses that of big screen movies, and the reason is more obvious than you think.
Some of you may know Smith, who gained a reputation through the low-budget comedy film ‘Clerks’ (1994), which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as the character Silent Bob. The actor and filmmaker recently made an appearance on PeopleTV’s ‘Couch Surfing’ to take a look back on some of his filmography, including the multiple episodes of ‘Supergirl‘ that he’s directed, and weighed in on the topic of success in terms of the DC Universe. He surmised that the success of DC’s TV shows versus movies is, in essence, dependent on the writers.
“It has nothing to do with the characters themselves or how they interact with the social consciousness or whether they’re relevant still or not. A good writer will turn anything into a watchable concept. Some of the DC movies have had a hard time catching an audience. The stories haven’t been as satisfying. When you’re doing a DC television show, such as ‘Supergirl’ or ‘The Flash’, you don’t have two hours to tell your story. You have 22 hours to tell a long story… They get more time there.”
While watching scenes from the first episode he directed he exclaimed “Melissa Benoist is the absolute f—ing s—t. Like, grace under pressure. They truss that girl up and sail her up in the sky on hooks and s—t like that… but she never complains.”
Check out the full interview in the video above.
Source: Entertainment Weekly