Kevin Smith is brought to tears on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII
While I imagine security is ridiculously tight on the set of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, that hasn't stopped a few celebrities from dropping by to check things out (Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise come to mind). Now, arguably, the biggest Star Wars fan so far has had a chance to check things out: Kevin Smith. Say what you will about the man's career, but he was one of the first to usher in a wave of STAR WARS references in film, and one of the few to defend the prequel trilogy. With that in mind, it comes to no surprise that he would have great things to say about his set visit.
This picture was uploaded to his Instagram immediately following his visit:
Kevin Smith was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, although that didn't stop him from dropping a few tidbits of information via his Hollywood Babble-On SModcast.
They had a sign at on the stage Ė I canít even say which stage Ė which had the Imperial Starship logo and it said, Ďloose lips sink starships'. Iím really excited and you know, people keep saying that I liked the last trilogy and I did. I liked 1, 2 and 3. But I liked them as an adult. When I watched them they didnít give me the same feeling I had when I was seven watching them for the first time and thatís fine. This movie though, dude, I cried four times. The seven year old in me came. [J.J] has f*cking captured it, man. He has nailed it.
At one point Smith was asked if he had seen Stormtroopers, to which he replied with a nod and a smile. I suppose that isn't a huge surprise given a lot of the story rumors floating around, but that is confirmation of something. At the end of the day, STAR WARS has always been one of those franchises that disables the pessimistic shields of my heart via Ion cannon, and allows me to be a kid again. The fact that we're getting more films, let alone a continuation of the original trilogy, will probably have me just as excited as Smith is. It's not often I get to say it, but I have a good feeling about this.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will bring many grown men to tears on December 18, 2015.
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