SDCC '14: Cumberbatch Reveals Simon Pegg Has STAR WARS VII Role

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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WhiteSAMURAI - 7/25/2014, 2:40 PM
I'm pretty sure everybody already saw this coming.
DaVinci31 - 7/25/2014, 2:43 PM
Unless it's a significant role, this isn't much of a surprise.
DrDoom - 7/25/2014, 2:43 PM
Simon Pegg should be in everything.
MrBlackJack - 7/25/2014, 2:43 PM
*could have a role
kong - 7/25/2014, 2:45 PM
I always thought his voice would be perfect for Rocket Racoon...

Abary - 7/25/2014, 2:52 PM
Eh, I'm not sure. He might.
AlphaMasterFlex - 7/25/2014, 2:53 PM
Make it so!!!
UltimateCookie - 7/25/2014, 3:10 PM
I thought this was already confirmed...
gulducati - 7/25/2014, 3:10 PM
Strongly implies does not mean he has a role numbnuts
UltimateCookie - 7/25/2014, 3:10 PM
pintoman - 7/25/2014, 3:16 PM
Another misleading headline.
FordEl - 7/25/2014, 3:18 PM
Surprise surprise...
RorMachine - 7/25/2014, 3:22 PM
I'd say this is a huge stretch to be honest. He may well..and actually probably was..talking about the previous movies.
TheRedCondom - 7/25/2014, 3:23 PM
Love Simon Pegg..... in a non sexual way of course
MisterHolmes - 7/25/2014, 3:30 PM
Simon Pegg is one of my favorite actors, so thats awesome!
DeusExSponge - 7/25/2014, 3:43 PM
Alright, alright, alright!!!!
SauronsBANE - 7/25/2014, 3:48 PM
If anything, Pegg has a cameo in this and nothing more.
PymParticle - 7/25/2014, 3:54 PM
Enki - 7/25/2014, 4:26 PM
R2D2 made a cameo on JJ's Star Trek. So why not have Scottie be in Star Wars?
FastFlames - 7/25/2014, 4:33 PM
Good gosh I hope this turns out well!!
darthgeekboy - 7/25/2014, 4:53 PM
ummmmmmmm............yes please!!!!!

and bring in nick frost as well!!!
BmanHall - 7/25/2014, 4:54 PM
IMO, Simon Pegg has certainly never made a movie worse due to his presence. I'm cool with it.
NeoBaggins - 7/25/2014, 6:02 PM

keep the [frick]ing star trek actors out of the movie.
Bread - 7/25/2014, 6:51 PM
Bread - 7/25/2014, 6:53 PM
@Enki That would be hilarious! Imagine Scotty working on the Millennium Falcon, "I'm giving her all she's got!".
duey2000 - 7/25/2014, 9:09 PM
That doesn't mean that he's actually in it. Cumberbatch pretty much said, "Maybe."
pepe - 7/26/2014, 3:44 AM
Dudes everywere...
Enki - 7/26/2014, 6:50 AM

It would be awesome!!!
case - 7/27/2014, 9:41 AM
Pegg probably threatened to get on his knees for JJ to get a role in this. JJ would have to cave and give in. He'd be way too eager down there.

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