Kevin Smith certainly isn't holding back when it comes to heaping praise on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Jay And Silent Bob Reboot director has just claimed that the highly anticipated final film in the Skywalker Saga is going to do crazy things to your brain.
Smith recently spoke to IGN about his visit to the Episode IX set and the Clerks director simply couldn't help but rave about the experience.
"I have not seen it, but I was on set," Smith said. "I went to London at one point and visited the set, [director] J.J. [Abrams] invited me because I had the heart attack. When I had the heart attack, he wrote me and he was like, 'You gotta pull through, man, so you can come visit Star Wars,' and I was like, 'Can I be in it?' and he was like, 'Come visit.' I pulled through and I was the kind of a--hole that wrote him back to be like, 'Remember what you said?!' and he was like, 'Come on out.'"
Interestingly, Smith spent most of his visit wanting to see a certain scene because the crew members wouldn't stop talking about it. Unfortunately, Abrams dissuaded his fellow filmmaker from seeing it since it was a truly important sequence.
"I got to hang out and be there on set and there was a scuttlebutt about a set there on Pinewood. A big set that they were like, 'You have to see this. When you see it, it'll melt your mind.' And I was like, 'What was it?' and they were like, 'Ask J.J.' And so I asked J.J., 'They keep telling me I should see the set,' and he goes, 'Don't.' I said, 'Why?' and he said, 'It's the last shot of the movie.' So I was like, 'Well now I really wanna see it,' and he goes, 'You don't want this spoiled. You wanna be in a theater when this happens, trust me.' And then other people on the crew were like, 'Bro, I wish I hadn't seen it. I'm glad I did, but it will melt your mind,'" Smith said.
Whoah, talk about hype. We're certainly hoping that the film's final scene lives up to all the hype this December.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.