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Kevin Smith at New York Comic-Con
Kevin Smith talks comic-book movies with Circa at New York Comic-Con on Oct. 6, 2016. (Photo credit: Circa.)

Kevin Smith and Comic Book Men talk 'Batfleck', Spider-Man and RDJ at NY Comic Con


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WATCH  | Kevin Smith and the rest of AMC's "Comic Book Men" fan-boyed out with Circa at New York Comic-Con on Thursday while discussing Marvel, DC, and Smith's best jersey.

The "Clerks" director raved about the latest actors to play Spider-Man and Captain Marvel.

And the fact that we have a Peter Parker who sounds like he's from f***ing Queens for the first time? Perfection.
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"[I love] the fact that [Tom Holland plays] a high-school Peter Parker that looks like a Peter Parker, as opposed to a 30-year-old playing [a] high-school [student]," said Smith, while flanked by his "Comic Book Men" co-stars Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen.

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WATCH  | Smith also is pumped about Brie Larson in the role of Captain Marvel: "[To] go front-and-center with what is, inarguably, one of their most popular characters at the moment, with an actress who just walked away with an Oscar for an amazing performance seems like a huge bucket of win."

If and when Robert Downey Jr. steps down as Iron Man, Smith said he's fine with another actor taking over, especially if he continues to be involved in the franchise in a new, creative way.

"In the comics, [the character] is now a 13-year-old African-American girl; you can definitely go in that direction," Smith said.

"I don't think that RDJ has to be out of the equation entirely, because someone's got to be [the voice] of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the suit. As long as RDJ is the voice in the suit, they could put anybody in that suit."

It appears all of the "Comic Book Men" like Affleck as Batman.

"For me, Batfleck was a total win," said Smith, who directed Affleck in the movie "Jersey Girl" a dozen years before the release of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." Smith added: "Watching him take out a room full of thugs was absolutely breathtaking, and Ben makes a dashing Bruce Wayne as well."

But one of Smith's fellow "Comic Book Men," Bryan Johnson, needed a little time to warm up to the idea. "I thought he was going to suck until I heard people calling him 'Batfleck,'" Johnson said. "Then I thought, 'Oh, that makes total sense. Yes! He's going to be awesome!'"

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WATCH  | Since Smith has been known to wear the custom sportswear from time to time, all five "Comic Book Men" were asked to pick their favorite Kevin Smith jersey.

Although most chose clothing, Flanagan offered the most popular answer: "Jersey Girl."

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