Kevin Smith has revealed that his secret project, one that he says will involve the most "massive IP" he's ever worked with, is actually going to be an Untitled Kevin Smith TV Series, not a movie. There had been speculation running rampant ever since Smith revealed he completed writing a project that involved some sort of pre-existing franchise that he may be tackling something in the Star Wars or Marvel movie universe. That's not going to be the case, as this project is a small screen affair.
The reveal was made by Kevin Smith on a recent episode of his Fatman on Batman podcast. Smith has also revealed that he's going to rebrand the show, given his recent weight loss in the wake of his life-threatening heart attack. But that's neither here nor there. What is very important is what he revealed about this secret project. Here's what Smith had to say about it.
"I know I'm being vague, I wish I could f*cking tell you and the moment I can tell you, man, I'm going to be like 'blaaaaa!' and you're going to be like 'what the f*ck!' but it's not a movie. I've had a lot of people be like 'oh, it's a f*cking Marvel movie!' Nobody would give me a movie. Nobody would give me a movie whatsoever. I'm struggling to make Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. This is a series thing, but it's a f*cking dynamite series in a real weird, wonderful place. So, more as I know more."
In recent years, Kevin Smith has started working, more directing TV shows, such as The Flash and Supergirl over on The CW. So the knowledge that this secret project is a series of some kind isn't terribly surprising. What's frustrating at the moment is how little the filmmaker can say about what this might end up being. News of this project first broke when Smith took to Twitter to tease his followers after finishing the script, which is where speculation of a big-budget studio movie first came into play.
"Just finished a huge writing gig that I haven't talked about publicly yet. It's the most massive IP I've ever been allowed to play with and if the powers that be decide to move forward with the project, it would be the biggest budgeted anything I've ever done. Wish me luck..."
As for what this mystery series based on some big-name existing IP is going to be? It's anyone's guess at this point. Though, Kevin Smith has a good track record with his directing with The CW's Arrowverse shows. Could he be penning a new DC series? The DC Universe streaming service is in need of content and Smith is very passionate about comic book movies and TV shows. That's pure speculation, but with little to go on right now, that's all we're left with. You can check out the full episode of Fatman on Batman over at the Kevin Smith YouTube channel for yourself below.