SDCC '14: Cumberbatch Reveals Simon Pegg Has STAR WARS VII Role
While doing an interview with MTV, Benedict Cumberbatch let it slip that his fellow Star Trek Into Darkness thespian, Simon Pegg has a role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars VII.
During an interview with MTV, Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") was asked if there was any truth to the rumor J.J. Abrams discussed a ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ role for him. “J.J. and I are friends, so yeah, possibly,” Cumberbatch replied. “But I think J.J. is very good at creating something original out of something known, and I think apart from his continuing use of Simon Pegg — and who can blame him, frankly — it made sense not to do it.”
Cumberbatch is referring to Abrams past use of Simon Pegg in his “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” franchises, and strongly implies Abrams' upcoming Star Wars' film. In the past, various websites have reported rumors of Simon Pegg being involved in the film in some capacity. The actor has been quite active with shooting down these rumors via his twitter account. Though, the Hot Fuzz actor has been spotted on set multiple times but has claimed he was simply there to visit his friend J.J..
Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, David Oyelowow, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
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