Kevin Smith is becoming a fanboy gadfly who's insider information and set access has left many fans jealous and excited about what's happening in geek culture. Since it was announced, the director of such fan favorite films as Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Kevin Smith has had unprecedented access to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice due to his close ties with star Ben Affleck. Now his friendship with director J.J. Abrams is coming in handy, as he just paid a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.

Unlike the various hints and tidbits Kevin Smith has dropped about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the past few months, the filmmaker didn't have any words in regards to what he saw at Pinewood Studios. But the picture he shared with his followers speaks louder than words. It seems whatever is hiding behind closed doors along with the Millennium Falcon has brought the grown man to tears. He decidedly gives the sequel a thumbs up.

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"Visited J.J. 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..."

Its possible, considering all the bad news that has been swirling around Star Wars: Episode VII since Harrison Ford broke his leg, with rumors of a delay, that Disney and LucasFilm have flown Kevin Smith in as a sort of good will ambassador for fans. Do you believe in his tears of joy and his thumbs up to this troubled production? Or is this just a ploy to make fans feel better about what they can expect?

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