star wars episode vii kevin smithIn a move that's sure to make him the envy of fanboys and -girls everywhere, Kevin Smith has visited the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," and has deemed the flick awesome.

Smith, who's also a pretty big "Star Wars" fanboy himself, revealed his visit on Instagram with a tear-streaked selfie, noting that while he signed a non-disclosure agreement to prevent spoilers, what he could say was that the flick looked like it would be great -- and the joyful experience made him cry like a baby.

"The Force is WITH this movie," Smith wrote on Instagram. "Holy Sith..."

That's high praise from the writer-director, who's an avid sci-fi and superhero fan and known for speaking his mind about all manner of pop culture. (Fans of Smith's SModcast network of podcasts are no doubt familiar with his affinity for smack talking and enthusiastic gushing in equal measure.)

Whether every "Star Wars" fan will have the same reaction as Smith remains to be seen, but his endorsement certainly makes us cautiously optimistic that we'll be pleased when "Episode VII" finally hits theaters.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is due out on December 18, 2015.

[via: Kevin Smith]

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