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Kevin Smith gets a little chatty about his Star Wars Episode VII set visit

July 7th, 2014 by Marc Comments

When I attended the Hollywood Babble-on Podcast recording in Vicar Street, Dublin (here) on June 29th, actor, writer, director and prolific podcaster Kevin Smith told us about an email he received from JJ Abrams which invited him on to the set of Star Wars Episode VII. He also noted that he was sure he got it by accident and nothing would come for it. That was June 29th.

On June 30th, Smith teased an image on Instagram, saying he’d been on the set. Oh, Kevin, you sly boy…

Anyway, when asked about it, he said he couldn’t reveal anything, although he did hint that there were Stormtroopers.

But Mr Smith does like to talk – bit of an understatement – and he has gotten a little chatty about his visit and at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland at the weekend it came up: “We go to the set and they’re actually shooting, and they’re shooting – what I saw I absolutely loved. It was tactile, it wasn’t a series of f#@king green and blue screens in which later on digital characters would be added. It was there it was happening.

“I saw uniforms, I saw artillery that I haven’t seen since I was a kid. I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that is real – I walked across the set, there were explosions – and it looked like a shot right out of a f#@king Star Wars movie.”

He also says he got to walk around the Millennium Falcon full-size set. We’re not jealous. At all.

Check out the full chat here and remember, it’s Kevin Smith, so the language is very NSFW.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….