Kevin Smith was on Good Morning America today and he discussed visiting J.J. Abrams and the set of Episode IX in London. Although he signed “so many nondisclosure agreements that if I said anything somebody would pop out with a lightsaber and cut my hand off,” he did manage to share a few things, namely that the movie looks great and he witnessed someone give “a career-best performance.”
Video, and a transcription of the most relevant bit, under the cut.
(IX talk starts about 4:40)
J.J. is doing the lord’s work. Man, this movie looks fantastic, it’s a year away, but man it looks fantastic. I wept on set ‘cause I saw somebody give a career-best performance – somebody I’ve seen in these movies before. I rolled a tear, it was so darn powerful. Biggest set I’ve ever seen in my life. Like, the dude’s not directing a movie, it’s like he’s directing a small country. The thing is so massive. And I sat there for a week and watched a scene, two scenes get filmed. One of ’em was absolutely amazing, I heard plot details and stuff. Movie’s gonna be fantastic.
For those who’d like their IX info with more, ahh, possible spoilers, Making Star Wars has a collection of updates on some of the information that’s been floating around.