In case you haven’t heard, J.J. Abrams is directing the new Star Wars film. Also in case you haven’t heard, J.J. Abrams likes to use the same actors in different films. So at Comic-Con, when Benedict Cumberbatch (who starred alongside Pegg in Abrams’ Star Trek into Darkness) mentioned that Simon Pegg is among the unannounced cast in the next Star Wars, no one was too taken aback.
In short order, Pegg was asked about his participation by Vulture, and his answer was non-committal enough that he’s almost certainly doing it. When asked, Pegg responded:
“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.”
Jeez, Simon. We get it. You’re going to be in it, but your face isn’t. HE’S THE NEW C-3PO!