Kevin Smith will be directing an episode of The Flash.
EW.com reports Smith will direct an episode of The Flash, which is due to air in May. The CW announced the news at the Television Critics Association’s press tour earlier today.
Kevin Smith, of course, is known to be a big comic book fan having written issues of Batman, Daredevil, and lots more. Smith also penned the defunct Superman Lives script and has his Comic Book Men series airing on AMC. Smith's voice was recently featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is regularly involved with promoting Batman Vs. Superman and Suicide Squad.
Update: Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg also offered the following about having Kevin Smith direct an episode (via Collider):
“I literally got a phone call from his agent saying that Kevin Smith’s favorite show is The Flash, and if was there an episode for him, and the answer was yes. It was really that simple. I didn’t know him personally, I’ve just been such a huge fan of his work.”
...But of course, there’s the whole publicity angle of it, as well:
“As responsible executive producers, we always have to look at that, but we would never look at that at the expense of our own show. Knowing what a fan he is, and knowing the scrutiny he’s going to be under, I know he’s going to bring it to his fullest, and I’m just so excited.”
"The Flash" returns Tuesday, January 19th on the CW at 8pm ET starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin.