As a filmmaker and pop culture icon, Kevin Smith is a polarizing figure - even within his own fanbase. Some want him to keep cranking out potty-mouthed social situations, while others wouldn’t mind if he retired and stuck with podcasting and Tweeting about Batman. With his upcoming horror flick Tusk, Smith apparently took everyone’s opinions about his career and threw them in the bottom of the ocean, or wherever it is that walruses like to hang out and scare the shit out of people.
Watching Smith – who is a gifted gabber, if nothing else – relay the pure joy felt when walking on the walkway (bridge? deck??) of the Millennium Falcon will make you feel like you are 9 again, ready to enjoy the magical wonder of the movies that was generated by movies like Star Wars.
Just when we thought we'd heard everything there was to say about the Kevin Smith/Batman v. Superman script rumor, the man himself came out to deny he was even a part of the whole thing. The truth is, he's been too damned busy with his own matters to even attend to something like this, and he has the proof.
So did Kevin Smith write a fake Batman v. Superman script or not? The rumors have been swirling, and the Fatman himself is ready to tell us a little story about the truth of the matter. Stay tuned dear readers as we'll be revealing the scoop at a later bat-time, but on the same bat-website.
Thanks to his constant chatter about both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: Episode VII, Kevin Smith has recently been mentioned in far fewer headlines about his own films than ones concerning projects he has next-to-nothing to do with. In recent months the New Jersey-born filmmaker has been working on his horror movie Tusk, but what does he have going on in the future?
is Kevin Smith who we thought he was? He's been "Nerd On The Front Lines" recently, not for his films as much as being the one "in-the-know" regarding major geek properties. He's been allowed inside the Star Wars: Episode VII studios, and he's especially been privy to information regarding Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (thanks to his long friendship with Ben Affleck). But what if it's also because he's something of a spy?
Apart from being a well-regarded director and obsessive hockey fan, Kevin Smith has turned into a sort of spokesman for the nerd/ geek community. He’s given access to long-term plans. His opinion is always asked on even the most minor superhero-related controversies, and he’s even invited on sets to view productions in progress.
If you were excited about the DC films announced last week through Nikki Finke's investigative journalism, you're going to love that it was confirmed by Kevin Smith out of all people. Riddle me this, riddle me that: why does the shield trust the fat man with the bat?
So exactly what the hell is going on in this picture? Well, in Tusk Justin Long stars as Wallace Bryton, a podcast host who goes missing after going to interview a mysterious seafarer named Mr. Howe (Michael Parks). As you can see, Long doesn't end up being the kind of kidnapping victim who is tied up and locked in a closet. Instead, it would seem that Mr. Howe is determined to transform Wallace into some kind of human walrus.
We should probably take all of Kevin Smith comments about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and DC Comics movies with a grain of salt, but if he is right, what do you think of this idea? Is it what you expected? Do you think it will work?
It's the Mallrats cast hot tub photo you didn't realize you've been waiting for, and it's not even #TBT! Seriously, if more movie casts would stop for a moment, get in a jacuzzi and snap a photo, the world would be a more interesting place, wouldn't it? This great little piece of movie nostalgia comes from Kevin Smith himself.
While Zack Snyder did a great job revealing Ben Affleck's Batsuit in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman last week, it was missing one very important element: color. Because the picture was shot in black and white and in such a shadowy environment, it was hard to tell what kind of shading was going on in the design.
Several months ago, Kevin Smith teased the world by saying “He's In! He's In!”. He was referencing to a big name star that he's landed for his latest film Tusk, and thanks to a recent interview with Justin Long, a bunch of kids may have gotten their first big entertainment scoop. According to said interview, Johnny Depp will co-starring with Long and Michael Parks, in the much talked about indie film known best for delaying Clerks III.
Since announcing at the end of 2012 that Clerks III was going to be his last film, Smith has almost completed a feature that wasn’t even fully conceived of at the time, with another more bizarre project lined up after that. Add another off-center concept to that pile.
Smith keeps pushing how dark Tusk is going to be, and I might finally be starting to believe him. For the record, a rep from XYZ called it “a memorable film that will leave audiences breathless.” I don’t think anyone has ever said quite that about one of Smith’s films before.