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Shane Black Interested In Directing Supergirl Or The Flash

Shane Black's got double vision, with one eye on the silver screen and the other on the small. 

Black, who is gearing up to release his latest directorial effort The Predator this September, recently spoke with Collider about the series he'd like to tackle if he had the opportunity to shift his creative efforts to television. 

Surprisingly, the screenwriter-slash-filmmaker — who's known for adding particularly witty, sometimes raunchy dialogue into his scripts and for crafting decidedly not-PG movies like Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Nice Guys – revealed that he'd love to direct an episode of Supergirl or The Flash.

"You wouldn't want to take a show that already has a style. Like Homeland is so great, I love Homeland, but you probably want to take something more like Supergirl," Black said. 

Though the family-friendly CW superhero show doesn't seem an appropriate vehicle for any "Shane Blackisms," Black hinted that he would still sprinkle in his signature stylings to create an off-kilter, unexpected installment in the Supergirl canon. "[I'd] just do one episode that's just like, 'What the... what?'" he added. 

That remark isn't to say that Black "doesn't get" Supergirl or would make a mess of the series by taking the story in a zany direction. In reality, Black knows the ins and outs of Supergirl pretty well, having quickly consumed the first two seasons of the Melissa Benoist-led series. He did the same with The Flash, another series for which he's keen to direct an episode.

"One weekend I put it on and for some reason, over the next two weeks, I watched the first two seasons of Supergirl. And actually thought, 'You know, this is a pretty entertaining show,'" Black revealed. "And The Flash, same thing."

Despite all the ways Black doesn't seem an obvious choice to direct an episode of Supergirl or The Flash, there's no denying the dude has major talent. And let's not forget that he also has experience in the superheroes-on-screen world, having written and directed Iron Man 3

While Black's interpretation of the Robert Downey Jr.-topped franchise drew in some negative feedback from critics — one of whom argued that the action was "passable to interminable" and another who wrote that Black mishandled the title character — it still earned a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was largely loved by fans. Who's to say the risks Black might take in directing Supergirl or The Flash wouldn't yield the same ultimately positive results?

If Black boarded Supergirl for a future episode, he'd have some exciting new characters to work with — namely Nicole Maines' Nia Nal (a.k.a Dreamer), television's first transgender superhero

For now, Black is staying on the film side of things. Fans can catch his upcoming pic, The Predator, in cinemas on September 14.