Simon Pegg Shares His Thoughts On J.J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS EPISODE VII

Simon Pegg Shares His Thoughts On J.J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS EPISODE VII

J.J. Abrams made a successful Star Trek reboot in 2009. Now, he signed on to helm Star Wars Episode VII. Simon Pegg, who plays 'Scotty' in Star Trek Into Darkness, was asked about what he thinks of Abrams directing both of these big sci-fi projects. Check it out...

With J.J. Abrams helming Star Wars Episode VII for Walt Disney Pictures, it is still unknown if he will return for the third film of the other big sci-fi franchise. But before he starts working on the new Star Wars film, he still has to promote Star Trek Into Darkness, which hits theatres in a couple of months. Talking to Absolute Radio, Simon Pegg was asked about what he thinks of Abrams directing both Star Trek and Star Wars. Check out the video below:



At the end of the video, Pegg says that Abrams will direct Star Trek 3, but if you look closely, you can see he was joking. But, with some sites reporting this, Pegg posted this on his official Twitter account:

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood and Peter Weller, Star Trek Into Darkness will hit theatres on May 17, 2013.


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22 Comments
JatevinM - 2/11/2013, 7:26 AM
I actually feel like some of the Star Trek cast are going to end up showing up in the new Star Wars.
Christuffer - 2/11/2013, 7:33 AM
I'm a mega Star Wars fan, but I honestly don't see myself getting my panties all in a wad until I see the direction the series is going. But nonetheless, Simon Pegg is such a cool guy
Greengo - 2/11/2013, 7:34 AM
He seemed pretty sure of himself. Don't think he was joking.
pintoman - 2/11/2013, 7:43 AM
Let's be hopeful no one from Trek ends up in Star Wars.
Tainted87 - 2/11/2013, 7:46 AM
I feel his frustration. Some of the best movie experiences are the ones you go in knowing next to nothing about. I could spend all my time trying to figure out what'll happen in the new movie, but then I would cheat myself out of the two hours I'd been waiting for.
NoAssemblyReqd - 2/11/2013, 7:48 AM
Trek 3 should go to Brad Bird.
DrRockso - 2/11/2013, 7:54 AM
I'll bet Trek Into Darkness ends in a cliffhanger
JatevinM - 2/11/2013, 7:55 AM
Zachary Quinto would make a great addition to any movie universe.
SCURVYDOG619 - 2/11/2013, 8:00 AM
C'Mon,Karl Urban as a Corellian smuggler would definitely make for some VERY lively debate here,that's for sure..
InfiniteMonkey - 2/11/2013, 8:06 AM
Zachary Quinto should be Nightwing.
Dev7 - 2/11/2013, 8:07 AM
It seems to me regarding all these interviews about JJ doing Star Wars isn't helping him with the already enormous pressure and responsibility he now has.
SimonPhoenix - 2/11/2013, 8:17 AM
Pegg should be the voice of Rocket Racoon.
Canon38 - 2/11/2013, 8:28 AM
Pretty excited for this film.
FoxForce5 - 2/11/2013, 8:51 AM
Well, Pegg has already done a voice in Clone Wars and, if we're to trust George Lucas, Clone Wars is cannon so, technically, he's already part of both universes. -Just saying...
devil - 2/11/2013, 8:55 AM
theone20 you right about pegg sould do the vocie of rocket
Tainted87 - 2/11/2013, 9:23 AM
I'm not remembering a single actor from another Abrams movie appearing in another... Why would anyone be worried now?
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/11/2013, 9:44 AM
Hell yeah! Pegg as Rocket. He even looks like Raccoon.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/11/2013, 9:47 AM
Nicholas Angel is on my top five list of best action hero characters ever.
Paragon79 - 2/11/2013, 10:21 AM
I think it's awesome Abrams is directing this movie, I have faith he'll make it awesome.
Martinipoze777 - 2/11/2013, 10:22 AM
The video is not working on my phone...again
jedibasswatson - 2/11/2013, 11:23 AM
Tainted
Simon peg was in impossible mission 3 also a jj film
jedibasswatson - 2/11/2013, 11:26 AM
Also Bruce greenwood was also in super 8 as well as trek

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