Simon Pegg Seems To Hint That It'll Just Be His Voice We Hear In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Recently Benedict Cumberbatch seemed to suggest that Simon Pegg may have a role in J.J. Abrams' currently shooting Star Wars movie. When quizzed about it, Pegg doesn't exactly deny it..but simply states that we won't be seeing his face up on the screen!

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/29/2014


During a SDCC interview, Benedict Cumberbatch kinda sorta seemed to imply that his Star Trek co-star Simon Pegg might have been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. This, and the fact that Pegg had been glimpsed on the set, led many to draw a forgone conclusion -- but all may not be as it seems. When asked about all of this by Vulture, Pegg actually doesn't come right put and deny it, but seems to try to throw people of the scent by using some very specific wording. Have a read for yourselves and see what you think:

"Well, J.J. uses me in different roles, and we’re good friends. I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people out of the movie. Look, I love Star Wars, and I don’t want people to watch and go, Oh, there’s Simon Pegg’s face. The film is cleverly cast with these amazing, unknown actors.

So, you’re not in the movie?

[Smiles.] Of course I visited the set. It’s amazing, and I love Star Wars. I want to see everything happening. It looks wonderful, and you need to believe those characters. Any type of stunt casting might just pop you out of the movie."

I could be wrong, but based on this I get the feeling Pegg will be either voicing on all-CG character, or, more likely given the old school slant this flick seems to be taking, be made up under prosthetics and lending his voice to an alien. Of course he may not have anything to do with the movie at all and we've taken him up wrong -- what do you guys think?
Source: Vulture
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TheAbaryMan369 - 7/29/2014, 9:05 AM
I hope the aliens in this movie aren't CGI extravaganzas. Star Wars was better when everything was practical.
DaVinci31 - 7/29/2014, 9:06 AM
His voice would fit perfectly with an android type of character.
Doopie - 7/29/2014, 9:10 AM
droid side-kick or alien scumbag
LewisD - 7/29/2014, 9:16 AM
Maybe he is the voice of a new protocol droid.
MexicanSuperman - 7/29/2014, 9:30 AM
@TheAbaryMan369, you know what's funny? The prequels had more practical effects than the originals combined.
GareBear36 - 7/29/2014, 9:47 AM
CONFIRMED: Simon Pegg is Jar Jar's son.
Bread - 7/29/2014, 9:53 AM
It'd be cool to hear his voice.
Gusto - 7/29/2014, 9:55 AM
LOL...Jar Jar Jr.
FerFogs - 7/29/2014, 10:00 AM
Jar Jar Abrams
DylansMyDog - 7/29/2014, 10:05 AM
@TheMexicanSuperman They also had more computer effects than the originals combined... more total effects too. That was part of the problem too many effects, not enough character or story!

Oh and the practical effects in the prequels is fantastic. I just wish they'd bothered to spend like two seconds on the story.
FerFogs - 7/29/2014, 10:08 AM
@DylansMyDog - oh man... just by remembering both kid and grown up anakin... no. Terrible characters as well.

You know what I think it's funny? If you recap the overall new trilogy story it's not bad at all, but the execution.... jeez. Had its moment but they're just plain watered down when compared to the originals. This is one of the cases when taking itself seriously is better. Ep III was better than the other 2 because of that.
Pasto - 7/29/2014, 10:09 AM
I'm going to Comic-Con next year, wish me luck in the costume contest.

Ceejay - 7/29/2014, 10:16 AM
His whole idiot court jester performances are tired and annoying. He's fan casting and zero else.

There was a time when Star Wars and Star Trek were completely separate entities from concept down to actors they chose to perform. Now they're basically the same bad popcorn fan-fiction scifi.
FordEl - 7/29/2014, 10:38 AM
Good
RetroFit - 7/29/2014, 10:56 AM
My guess is that he'll be a long lost son of Threepio and turn out to be a total shitshow like Bender or something.
Humperdink - 7/29/2014, 11:18 AM
McFarlaneFan - 7/29/2014, 11:21 AM
Disney really screwed up hiring Abrams. A 2nd rate director bringing in his favorite amateurs from Star Trek.

Pegg's voice would fit a talking penis. And that's about it.
Humperdink - 7/29/2014, 11:22 AM
@Ceejay

He's fan casting and zero else.

True.
I expect the new films to have a lot of cameos like this.
DylansMyDog - 7/29/2014, 12:32 PM
Aww come on Simon Pegg is a cool guy and a good actor. I don't see a problem with minor casting crossover between the Trek/Wars universes.
Dunejedi - 7/29/2014, 12:46 PM
Romero had Pegg and Wright cameo as zombies in Land of the Dead. Abrams will prolly have him as a droid or alien.
campblood - 7/29/2014, 1:27 PM
lame, I like pegg but this is too much. both ST and SW roles is just ridiculous
BlindJustice - 7/29/2014, 2:16 PM
Maybe a bit of a crossover?




Aw hell throw it all together in one big movie!!!

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