Filmmaker Kevin Smith has always injected plenty of comic book references into all of his projects, even going on to helm episodes of various superhero shows for The CW. Smith has yet to make the jump to a feature-length superhero film, though were he to help bring a film featuring the Caped Crusader to life, he'd want to focus on a more insular story than worry about connecting to a shared universe.
"I would do what [Warner Bros.] are doing right now, which is, let's just start making movies that aren't connected. Don't worry about that universe, don't worry about tying things together," Smith revealed on the Fatman on Batman podcast. "They were masters at this sh-t. They mastered the comic book movie in the '70s with Superman, in the late '80s, early '90s with Batman, they have the f-
While Smith understands how profitable a big budget version of Batman can be, he thinks that taking the character back to his roots would be a more effective direction.
"The notion of the Todd Phillips Joker movie is kind of interesting to me. Matt Reeves' solo Batman movie is interesting to me. I don't think they should just be making f-
While some approaches to superhero films involve tapping A-list talent, Smith points out that recognizable actors aren't an integral component of the genre.
"Unless you don't overpay for talent, which you really don't f-
Fans will have to wait patiently for any version of Batman, as the character might not appear in any film until 2020.9comments
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