Kevin Smith wrote a Kick-Ass spin-off comic about making a Hit-Girl movie

This probably isn’t the “massive” mystery project he teased a month ago, but Kevin Smith did write a Hit-Girl spin-off comic based on the foul-mouthed kid from Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass series (and played in the crummy Kick-Ass movies by Chloë Grace Moretz). According to Deadline, Smith’s four-issue run is called …

Kevin Smith says he's working on a "massive" mystery project

It looks like Kevin Smith has some big stuff in the works, assuming an Instagram post he made recently can be trusted. In the post, Smith said that he had just finished a “huge writing gig” that is part of the “most massive IP” he’s ever worked with. He doesn’t say what it is, naturally, but Deadline notes that a fan…

People are using Lando Calrissian's return to dream of more Han Solo in Episode IX

If there’s one downside to the culture of nostalgia in which we now live—and there are many—it’s that our desire to see old faces and familiar locales is negatively impacting modern storytelling. One major critique of the Marvel franchise, for example, is that it lacks stakes—there’s no way the franchise is going to…

Hey DC, why not let the writers of Infinity War fix your cinematic universe? 

Things are not so great over in the DC Extended Universe at the moment. Case in point: Justice League, the superhero team up that was supposed to be the DCEU equivalent of an Avengers film, ended up becoming the worst-performing DCEU film to date. (Admittedly, that’s like saying you wanted a gold-encrusted Ferrari…

Kevin Smith engagingly overshares about his recent heart attack on The Late Show

It’s not really a stretch to say that Kevin Smith has become much more entertaining in person than in his films over the years, with the writer/director/podcast maven/raconteur’sHollywood name-dropping one-man shows providing a charmingly self-deprecating running commentary on Smith’s life and career. So much so that,…

Kevin Smith is donating his Weinstein residuals to a charity for women in filmmaking

There are few people in Hollywood who’ve profited more from their association with Harvey Weinstein than Kevin Smith. The Clerks director’s career might not even exist if Weinstein’s Miramax hadn’t picked up his 1994 debut for championing and distribution. That relationship has, of course, now been clouded by the…

Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie is now a non-Christmas-related horror anthology

Kevin Smith has announced that he’s retooling his Christmas horror comedy Comes The Krampus, after the film became a victim of the infamous Krampus movie rush of Winter 2015. Refusing to be cowed, Smith has stripped out the film’s Christmas elements, repurposed its monster, and now announced that the movie has become…

Batman & Bill exposes the secret identities behind a superhero’s origin story

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The new Hulu documentary Batman & Bill examines the relationship between who invents something and who gets the credit for it. As depicted in the film, the two people behind the creation of the biggest superhero of all time—Batman—ended up on the opposite ends of fortune, one wealthy and a quasi-celebrity, one dying…

Kevin Smith is pitting Jay and Silent Bob against Hollywood reboots

People who keep tabs on the career of jersey and Jersey-loving film auteur Kevin Smith know that there’s basically three versions of him running around at the moment. There’s the one who’s busy working in TV, directing well-received episodes of DC superhero shows like The Flash and Supergirl. There’s weird Canada…

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