Kevin Smith Helms “Flash” S2 Episode

Filmmaker Kevin Smith has signed on to direct an upcoming episode of The CW’s “The Flash” in May with the announcement made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this weekend.

Also later in the season, “Arrow” regular character Diggle (David Ramsey) will appear on “The Flash” and will help Barry take on King Shark who has escaped from ARGUS and is hellbent on completing his mission of destroying The Flash. The second season of “The Flash” returns Tuesday, January 18th.

In related news, the superhero animated series “Vixen” which is part of The CW’s streaming service CW Seed, has been renewed for a second season.

Then there’s “Arrow” star Stephen Amell who has also revealed in a social media posting that his contract with the show runs through until 2019 – effectively squashing recent rumors of his departure.

Finally, “Firefly” star Jewel Staite has scored a guest spot on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” as a tech genius/roboticist from the future. News of her joining the series, which premieres January 21st, hits just as five more promos for the series are out below:

Sources: Deadline, ComicBook.com.