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Kevin Smith says rumored DC release line-up is the real deal

Jun. 17, 2014by: Sean Wist

Just recently, Nikki Finke dropped a whopper of a list going over DC's film slate for the next four years. For those who haven't checked it out (or just want to refresh), it goes as follows:

May 2016 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

July 2016 SHAZAM

Xmas 2016 SANDMAN

May 2017 JUSTICE LEAGUE

July 2017 WONDER WOMAN

Xmas 2017 FLASH/GREEN LANTERN Team Up

May 2018 MAN OF STEEL 2

A fair list, although absent is a new Batman film (I'd be down for Affleck directing, just sayin'). Now, Kevin Smith has been very vocal since his main man Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight, and it seems that he's seen a list of DC's upcoming slate too. On Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble On podcast featuring Ralph Garman, Ralph brings up the list on which Kevin had a few things to add (in only ways he could). You can listen to the whole podcast here, but I've included some highlights below

In regards to the list that was released via Nikki Finke:

Yeah, that's what I heard. That's what I was told.

In regards to how he knows:

'Cause I know people mother f*cker.

How he feels about this list:

That just gave me a reason to live, man. Like, who's that chick who don't wanna live? Lana del Ray? Show her this f*ckin' list. This is a list that would make f*ckin' grumpy cat smile, dude. Everything about this list is perfect.

Well, from the sounds of things, the list is lookin' pretty legit. I felt that DC was going to get more aggressive, but I had no idea this was the extent. I can't imagine an official announcement is too far off, given that most sites have plugged the list. Perhaps they're just waiting to get official director/cast announcements ready to go along with the films, so they have a little more weight? Time will tell.

The first on the slate, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

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2:15PM on 06/18/2014
Kevin Smith - "Hey everyone, look at me! I'm still relevant! I have things to say..."
Everyone - "Who are you and what do you have to do with DC films? Oh nothing, ok shaddap then. Thanks"
Kevin Smith - "Hey everyone, look at me! I'm still relevant! I have things to say..."
Everyone - "Who are you and what do you have to do with DC films? Oh nothing, ok shaddap then. Thanks"
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8:01AM on 06/18/2014

I actually listen to this podcast...

and Kevin wasn't doing anything but having a discussion like we're doing here. Ralph brought up the list, Kevin said he heard it was true from someone, and then they made fun of him not mentioning it before. No "everyone look at me" or "I'm not getting enough attention", just talking about this under their "geek news" segment. I don't understand why so many people hate the guy so much. Even if you hate his movies, if you listen to his podcasts he's always making jokes about how bad Cop Out and
and Kevin wasn't doing anything but having a discussion like we're doing here. Ralph brought up the list, Kevin said he heard it was true from someone, and then they made fun of him not mentioning it before. No "everyone look at me" or "I'm not getting enough attention", just talking about this under their "geek news" segment. I don't understand why so many people hate the guy so much. Even if you hate his movies, if you listen to his podcasts he's always making jokes about how bad Cop Out and Jersey Girl were and, to me, seems like he has no ego about where he is or how he got there. Very self-depreciating humor. Pretty cool guy IMO.
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5:44AM on 06/18/2014
Kevin Smith also says, "I'm permanently hungry. Feed me."
Kevin Smith also says, "I'm permanently hungry. Feed me."
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5:40AM on 06/18/2014

Please

Kevin, please go away. We'll pay you whatever you THINK you deserve but please, go away
Sincerely,
The majority that realizes Clerks does NOT still make you relevant
Kevin, please go away. We'll pay you whatever you THINK you deserve but please, go away
Sincerely,
The majority that realizes Clerks does NOT still make you relevant
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8:23PM on 06/17/2014
It's very sad that without Clerks 3 Smith needs this to stay relevant. With that being said and considering he's such an uber Bat Fan, I'm surprised he's not sad that the bats isn't getting his own solo film.
It's very sad that without Clerks 3 Smith needs this to stay relevant. With that being said and considering he's such an uber Bat Fan, I'm surprised he's not sad that the bats isn't getting his own solo film.
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7:10PM on 06/17/2014
All Kevin Smith knows is a place that still sells mumus AND bras for his bitch tits. The biggest joke of this entire post is that Smith thinks he's gonna live to see this timeline play out, because I think diabetes has other plans for him.
All Kevin Smith knows is a place that still sells mumus AND bras for his bitch tits. The biggest joke of this entire post is that Smith thinks he's gonna live to see this timeline play out, because I think diabetes has other plans for him.
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10:10PM on 06/17/2014
...and yet he's still more relevant than your hateful ass.
...and yet he's still more relevant than your hateful ass.
10:41PM on 06/17/2014
@Quantum Fux, I'm sorry, but do you know me? No. So STFU, and go back to jerkin' it to Clerks 2.
@Quantum Fux, I'm sorry, but do you know me? No. So STFU, and go back to jerkin' it to Clerks 2.
11:19PM on 06/17/2014
No, we don't know you DaForce. That's the point - you're trashing Kevin Smith for not knowing shit, meanwhile you know even LESS shit.
No, we don't know you DaForce. That's the point - you're trashing Kevin Smith for not knowing shit, meanwhile you know even LESS shit.
6:21PM on 06/18/2014
Did I say I 'know people' or some other bullshit like that? No. I didn't.

I get it, you want to suck Kevin Smith's dick (which is great, more power to you), so you're upset when someone puts down your wet dream boy.

Smith hasn't done anything good, ever. He's a fanboy the same way a leech is to a passerby. In other words, the comic industry doesn't pay him any attention. He creates his own publicity the same way Harry Knowles (remember him?) used to in the 90's, except that Harry
Did I say I 'know people' or some other bullshit like that? No. I didn't.

I get it, you want to suck Kevin Smith's dick (which is great, more power to you), so you're upset when someone puts down your wet dream boy.

Smith hasn't done anything good, ever. He's a fanboy the same way a leech is to a passerby. In other words, the comic industry doesn't pay him any attention. He creates his own publicity the same way Harry Knowles (remember him?) used to in the 90's, except that Harry Knowles has tons more credibility and knows more people.

I'm sorry that you both got butt-hurt by my comment, but frankly, I don't give a shit what you think because you're Kevin Smith fans. They're lower than scat porn fans as far as I'm concerned.
6:22PM on 06/17/2014

two things Kevin Smith loves

(1) Burger King coupons in the mail
(2) Unwarranted attention
(1) Burger King coupons in the mail
(2) Unwarranted attention
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10:48PM on 06/17/2014
Who the fuck doesnt love Burger King coupons???
Who the fuck doesnt love Burger King coupons???
5:46PM on 06/17/2014

Blah blah blah blah "Woo, SANDMAN!!!!!" blah blah blah

That's all.

That's all.

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5:21PM on 06/17/2014
Kevin Smith really wants DC to take notice of him. He`s turned into their unofficial spokesman.Until DC and Warner Bro actual comment on the release dates. I`ll take that list with a grain of salt or in Kevin Smiths case diabetes..
Kevin Smith really wants DC to take notice of him. He`s turned into their unofficial spokesman.Until DC and Warner Bro actual comment on the release dates. I`ll take that list with a grain of salt or in Kevin Smiths case diabetes..
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4:29PM on 06/17/2014

Please stand by for hate filled Kevin Smith comments...

I seriously have no idea why every one hates that Kevin Smith is excited enough about this to keep talking. God forbid a celeberity geek speaks about a passion.
I seriously have no idea why every one hates that Kevin Smith is excited enough about this to keep talking. God forbid a celeberity geek speaks about a passion.
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3:40PM on 06/17/2014
Kevin Smith - The biggest D-Bag in Hollywood. Always running around waving his hands screaming "Look at me! Look at me!"
Kevin Smith - The biggest D-Bag in Hollywood. Always running around waving his hands screaming "Look at me! Look at me!"
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11:22PM on 06/17/2014
Trust me: Hollywood D-bags act nothing like Kevin Smith. After experiencing a bonafide Hollywood D-bag, Kevin Smith will look like a fucking saint.
Trust me: Hollywood D-bags act nothing like Kevin Smith. After experiencing a bonafide Hollywood D-bag, Kevin Smith will look like a fucking saint.
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3:31PM on 06/17/2014
Kevin Smith the has-been trying to ride the coattails of Affleck, ah sweet irony!
Kevin Smith the has-been trying to ride the coattails of Affleck, ah sweet irony!
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3:15PM on 06/17/2014
We still don`t know the real date for BvS because of this "fight" with Marvel for the date. Anyway, WB has Tarzan and King Arthur in July 2016. You think the studio is going to move two big movies already in development to place a Shazam movie? Don't think so... sorry. And in a summer with Bat v Sup, Cap America 3, X-Men, and Spiderman 3 (if it stays there), plus maybe another Marvel movie in july, do you think there's room for Shazam? I still don't buy this line-up.
We still don`t know the real date for BvS because of this "fight" with Marvel for the date. Anyway, WB has Tarzan and King Arthur in July 2016. You think the studio is going to move two big movies already in development to place a Shazam movie? Don't think so... sorry. And in a summer with Bat v Sup, Cap America 3, X-Men, and Spiderman 3 (if it stays there), plus maybe another Marvel movie in july, do you think there's room for Shazam? I still don't buy this line-up.
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3:18PM on 06/17/2014
Without Shazam in july 2016 and WW in july 2017 looks more possible.
Without Shazam in july 2016 and WW in july 2017 looks more possible.
2:40PM on 06/17/2014
I honestly don't get why make a Shazam or a sandman movie ( never even heard of sandman so I have no idea what's he's about) but there's got to be better superheroes more deserving of a movie than Shazam. maybe they are trying to do with them what marvel did with guardians. One DC hero that I would like to see in a purely comedic superhero movie would be Plasticman.
I honestly don't get why make a Shazam or a sandman movie ( never even heard of sandman so I have no idea what's he's about) but there's got to be better superheroes more deserving of a movie than Shazam. maybe they are trying to do with them what marvel did with guardians. One DC hero that I would like to see in a purely comedic superhero movie would be Plasticman.
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5:45PM on 06/17/2014
SANDMAN stands alongside WATCHMEN and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS as one of the greatest graphic novel series ever. One story arc (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) even won the Lovecraft Award for Best Short Story in 1991; next year, the judges amended the rules so that graphic novels were no longer eligible.

Read it. You'll thank me later.
SANDMAN stands alongside WATCHMEN and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS as one of the greatest graphic novel series ever. One story arc (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) even won the Lovecraft Award for Best Short Story in 1991; next year, the judges amended the rules so that graphic novels were no longer eligible.

Read it. You'll thank me later.
2:37PM on 06/17/2014
Whatever, I'll be honest, not totally crazy about the list. Mostly Shazam and the Flash/Green Lantern team up movie. I'd rather they scrap both of those ideas and do 1) A Green Lantern solo movie, 2) An Aquaman movie (since they have the character cast already), and 3) Just acknowledge the TV incarnations of Flash and Green Arrow are part of the shared cinematic universe. Or at the very least, give Flash and Green Lantern their own respective solo films.
Whatever, I'll be honest, not totally crazy about the list. Mostly Shazam and the Flash/Green Lantern team up movie. I'd rather they scrap both of those ideas and do 1) A Green Lantern solo movie, 2) An Aquaman movie (since they have the character cast already), and 3) Just acknowledge the TV incarnations of Flash and Green Arrow are part of the shared cinematic universe. Or at the very least, give Flash and Green Lantern their own respective solo films.
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2:36PM on 06/17/2014
It's funny, but now that Smith's BFF got cast as Batman, suddenly Smith is doing everything he can to ride Affleck's coat tails. "I know people motherfucker" - Go the fuck away Kevin Smith.
It's funny, but now that Smith's BFF got cast as Batman, suddenly Smith is doing everything he can to ride Affleck's coat tails. "I know people motherfucker" - Go the fuck away Kevin Smith.
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2:25PM on 06/17/2014
Kevin Smith has said on his latest Fatman on Batman that he has no inside information at all and that anything he knows he read off movie sites and has zero connection to the movie or what DC is doing. He has said he will just speculate as a fan and then movie sites jump all over it saying "Kevin Smith claims that this is what's gonna happen for the DC universe!" When in actuality he is just making fanboy guesses.
Kevin Smith has said on his latest Fatman on Batman that he has no inside information at all and that anything he knows he read off movie sites and has zero connection to the movie or what DC is doing. He has said he will just speculate as a fan and then movie sites jump all over it saying "Kevin Smith claims that this is what's gonna happen for the DC universe!" When in actuality he is just making fanboy guesses.
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2:09PM on 06/17/2014
I have no issue with the names on the list, my issue is the release dates. No way all of those are going to meet those dates.
I have no issue with the names on the list, my issue is the release dates. No way all of those are going to meet those dates.
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1:38PM on 06/17/2014
It really seems like WB will be making a Justice League movie that's very similar to the New 52's first JL arc (already adapted as the animated movie "Justice League: War"). I'm not a huge fan of the New 52 overall, but that story was really good and had all of the big DC heroes meeting for the first time, without origins (except Cyborg) and didn't come off as rushed. Most importantly, it wasn't too confusing for a first time comic reader to understand. It just hit the ground running and all of
It really seems like WB will be making a Justice League movie that's very similar to the New 52's first JL arc (already adapted as the animated movie "Justice League: War"). I'm not a huge fan of the New 52 overall, but that story was really good and had all of the big DC heroes meeting for the first time, without origins (except Cyborg) and didn't come off as rushed. Most importantly, it wasn't too confusing for a first time comic reader to understand. It just hit the ground running and all of the characters got great moments. If the movie works as well as the comic did, then I think DC will have a massive hit on their hands.
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1:33PM on 06/17/2014
Perfectly fine with that list. Even though I would rather see a Green Lantern 2 with Reynolds returning along with Strong as Sinestro and having a solo origins Flash film then having them both together in the same film.
Perfectly fine with that list. Even though I would rather see a Green Lantern 2 with Reynolds returning along with Strong as Sinestro and having a solo origins Flash film then having them both together in the same film.
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1:23PM on 06/17/2014
I'm not excited about that list.
In fact, until they overhaul their creative team I consider that whole list a lost cause.
I'm not excited about that list.
In fact, until they overhaul their creative team I consider that whole list a lost cause.
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1:16PM on 06/17/2014
I LOVE YOU LANA!!!
I LOVE YOU LANA!!!
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1:18PM on 06/17/2014
Lol new album day!
Lol new album day!
1:14PM on 06/17/2014
Either Kevin Smith is super tight with Affleck to the point of knowing what WB/DC have up their sleeve, or he's been considered to direct one of these upcoming projects...
Either Kevin Smith is super tight with Affleck to the point of knowing what WB/DC have up their sleeve, or he's been considered to direct one of these upcoming projects...
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2:28PM on 06/17/2014
Smith did recently do a 66 batman/green hornet comic for DC so I'm sure they let him in on some of the goings on in the DC universe
Smith did recently do a 66 batman/green hornet comic for DC so I'm sure they let him in on some of the goings on in the DC universe
1:08PM on 06/17/2014
The question should really be, would anyone listen if Kevin Smith took off his hockey jersey
The question should really be, would anyone listen if Kevin Smith took off his hockey jersey
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1:10PM on 06/17/2014
GOD NO PUT IT BACK ON PUT IT BACK ON
GOD NO PUT IT BACK ON PUT IT BACK ON
1:06PM on 06/17/2014
I think people should make a Kevin Smith Magic 8 Ball. "Will I win the lottery?" *Shakes the thing* "Yes, because I know people motherf**ker." Well, at least a Wonder Woman solo film seems finally within reach...
I think people should make a Kevin Smith Magic 8 Ball. "Will I win the lottery?" *Shakes the thing* "Yes, because I know people motherf**ker." Well, at least a Wonder Woman solo film seems finally within reach...
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1:06PM on 06/17/2014
I kinda wanna say "why is KS in the know?" but he's a comic nerd in the Hollywood business and he is chums with Affleck. Im sure he wants to know just as much as other comic geeks and just has the resources. I totally believe him
I kinda wanna say "why is KS in the know?" but he's a comic nerd in the Hollywood business and he is chums with Affleck. Im sure he wants to know just as much as other comic geeks and just has the resources. I totally believe him
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1:27PM on 06/17/2014
Yeah, plus Snyder showed him the Affleck suit back in November. I'm sure he told Smith some stuff too.
Yeah, plus Snyder showed him the Affleck suit back in November. I'm sure he told Smith some stuff too.
1:00PM on 06/17/2014
Is he now a DC Spokesman or something?
Is he now a DC Spokesman or something?
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12:55PM on 06/17/2014
It's all mixed and our if whack. There should not be a Justice League movie until they've all had individual releases. All it'll have going for it is stigma. No real investment in those character incarnations will have been made.
It's all mixed and our if whack. There should not be a Justice League movie until they've all had individual releases. All it'll have going for it is stigma. No real investment in those character incarnations will have been made.
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12:56PM on 06/17/2014
Out*
Out*
1:06PM on 06/17/2014
I get why they feel they want to try something new though. I think at this point, with the TV series, movies, comics, etc, the audiences who are going to go do not need any more origin movies. If a character stands out among the group I would not be surprised to hear down the line that DC is adding an individual movie for that character, why not see if they are likeable first before banking on an unknown...
I get why they feel they want to try something new though. I think at this point, with the TV series, movies, comics, etc, the audiences who are going to go do not need any more origin movies. If a character stands out among the group I would not be surprised to hear down the line that DC is adding an individual movie for that character, why not see if they are likeable first before banking on an unknown...
1:08PM on 06/17/2014
They had an avengers movie without a Black Widow and Hawkeye movie
They had an avengers movie without a Black Widow and Hawkeye movie
1:11PM on 06/17/2014
Marvel was in for the long con, and it paid off. To be honest, I think DC just wants that "Avengers money" stat, and that they're not willing to do stand-alone movies that wont gross as much first.
Marvel was in for the long con, and it paid off. To be honest, I think DC just wants that "Avengers money" stat, and that they're not willing to do stand-alone movies that wont gross as much first.
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