For the last couple of weeks people have had a very hard time coming to terms with the rumors that Stormtroopers are in Episode VII. Most of the time this comes from those who simply cannot let go of the Expanded Universe and refuse to accept that there may be some kind of Empire in the Sequel Trilogy using Stormtroopers.
We know that Kevin Smith visited the set of Episode VII this week, and last night he recorded the latest episode of Hollywood Babble-On. This episode won’t be posted online until next Monday (which is the day new episodes come out), but someone from the audience told FlickeringMyth.com what Smith said about the set visit:
â€œThey had a sign at on the stage â€“ I canâ€™t even say which stage â€“ which had the Imperial Starship logo and it said, â€˜loose lips sink starshipsâ€.
â€œIâ€™m really excited and you know, people keep saying that I liked the last trilogy and I did. I liked 1, 2 and 3. But I liked them as an adult, when I watched them they didnâ€™t give me the same feeling I had when I was seven watching them for the first time and thatâ€™s fine. This movie thoughâ€¦ Dude, I cried four times. The seven year old in me came. [J.J] has f*cking captured it, man. He has nailed it.â€
The big part of this is that he confirmed that he saw Stormtroopers on the set:
Due to the non-disclosure agreement, Smith couldnâ€™t say much more but he gave his co-host Ralph Garman a pad with some words to read out which he then nodded to in agreement. When asked, â€œdid you see Stormtroopers?â€, Smith nodded his head with the biggest smile on his face.
It’s not verbal communication, thus he isn’t technically violating that NDA, but he nodded in confirming that he saw Stormtroopers on the set of Episode VII!