Simon Pegg and J.J. Abrams have worked together on several projects, so it wouldn't be that far-fetched of an idea to think that Pegg could appear in "Star Wars: Episode VII". At San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Benedict Cumberbatch further eluded to the concept of Pegg appearing in the film, after dropping a comment about not being in the film himself.
In a recent interview around the notion, Pegg stated, "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."
A bit of a cryptic response. Something Pegg is pretty damn good at, laced with the humor he has become known for.
When then asked point blank if he's in the film, Pegg said, "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."
Pegg has been a vocal fan of the "Star Wars" series for ages. Add that to his Abrams connection and the comments he just made and it would seem very probable that we may indeed see him in the upcoming film. From the sounds of it however, we may not recognize him under the pounds of makeup and movie magic he might be invovled with.
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