Kevin Smith has directed his third episode of The Flash this season to go along with his three episodes of Supergirl. We don’t know much about the episode other than it’s 417 and should air on March 20th… and the episode is titled ‘Null and Annoyed’. Smith was talking about the episode on a recent Fatman on Batman podcast and talked about how he’d been working on The Flash for the last month. He spoke highly of the cast and crew, and referred to the episode as being good and funny. The director said fans will say that they, “jumped the shark with this,” but he sees it as being very funny, saying that there is some “witty shit, and there’s some visual jokes.”
Though the plot is still tightly underwraps, the episode features the return of Danny Trejo as Gypsy’s father Breacher, as well as cameos by Smith and his good friend Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back).
Smith also talked about how he felt good going back to The Flash after almost a year away. The last episode he did was the season 2 episode, ‘Killer Frost’. Smith, who is often very critical about his directing ability, talked about how he felt good doing the job with this team. That the third time was the charm and he was able to finish up early on some nights of the shoot. He claims it’s not because he’s good, but because he can put a scene together in his head and can get what they need quickly while some other directors do a lot of coverage and use every lens in the kit. He’s more, “One lens, 10 minutes, let’s go. We’re done.” People got to go home early. Smith said they had a good few weeks and that it’s a pretty fun episode.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW. This week’s episode, ‘Run, Iris, Run’, is the 16th of the season. So the next one to air after will be Smith’s.