It can be truly said that Star Wars has affected fans of all ages since Episode IV: A New Hope first made its’ way into theaters during the summer of 1977. Many well known celebrities have emerged as lovers of the saga lately, now that it’s officially cool to be a nerd. There’s at least one celebrity who has always worn his love for the Wars on his sleeve, filmmaker Kevin Smith.
Smith, who was present at San Diego Comic Con this week to promote his latest film Tusk, recently found himself paying a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. It turns out that Episode VII director J.J. Abrams had sent him a personal invitation and Smith was happy to accept.
Shortly after his experiences on set at Pinewood Studios in London, Smith took to his social media accounts to share his feelings on the production of the new Star Wars film. Fans weren’t given any details, since Smith had signed a non disclosure agreement to not discuss anything that he witnessed while on set. The only thing that he was able to provide his followers with was a photo of himself, his face soaked with tears.
"“Visited JJ and his EP VII set. I signed the NDA so all I can share are this old Bantha-Tracks subscriber’s tears and snotty nose of joy. The Force is WITH this movie. Holy Sith…”"
Kevin Smith posted this photo after his visit to the set of Episode VII.
It took only a few short weeks for Smith‘s tongue to loosen and for him to share a little more on his day at Pinewood Studios. While being interviewed by IGN‘s Roth Cornet this Friday, he filled us all in with a few details on his visit to that galaxy far, far away…
Hear Kevin Smith tell the story of his experiences on set, in a way that only a master storyteller such as himself can, in the video below. WARNING: This video clip contains language that is NOT appropriate for younglings.
If that’s not enough to get you excited Dork Siders, I don’t know what is! How do you feel about seeing the Millennium Falcon in the new film? Leave us a comment below!