Although Kevin Smith has never been directly involved with the making of a Star Wars movie, he's known for being a huge fan of the franchise. His first film Clerks features an exchange between the two main characters about which movie was better, Return of the Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back. Virtually every Kevin Smith movie following Clerks contained references to Star Wars and he has become synonymous with Star Wars fandom.
While Smith's movies take Star Wars debate seriously, fans online and across the country have been debating about whether or not the final entry to the current Star Wars trilogy will follow a similar path to The Last Jedi or if it will be a return to form for the franchise.
According to a report from SlashFilm, writer and director Kevin Smith seems to think Star Wars fans have nothing to worry about. Smith has gone on record touting himself a big fan of J.J. Abrams' current direction with the upcoming movie.
"Number one, J.J.'s doing the Lord's work, man. This movie looks fantastic. It's a year away, but man it looks fantastic. I wept on set because 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. The dude's not directing a movie, it's like he's directing a small country. The thing is so massive."