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The truth is out. Proving that there's no price too big to pay when it benefits a great cause like Red Nose Day, mega-stars such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Daniel Craig finally admitted that they've been keeping a major secret for years. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her..." Jodie Foster starts talking about her fellow Oscar winner in the "Hollywood Secrets" segment of tonight's star-studded Red Nose Day benefit on NBC. "And she has what I'd describe as a...distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading »
Simon Pegg has a real knack for saying things I agree with in a way that drives people completely insane. I've known Pegg for a little over a decade now, and I was a fan for a year or two before that thanks to "Spaced." It's been quite clear in that time that he takes genre very seriously, and that his fandom is genuine. One of the reasons "Spaced" connected to people who saw it was because it was clearly coming from people who spoke that same secret language that we all do as fans, and we could see ourselves in the characters. Edgar Wright's voice as a filmmaker builds off of the visual vocabulary of many of our genre heroes. One of the reasons I am inordinately curious about "Star Trek Beyond" is because Pegg is one of the writers of the film, meaning he's playing a key »
- Drew McWeeny
Simon Pegg is still a nerd and proud of it.
This week however the nerd community was ready to cast him out on account of some comments he made to the Radio Times. Pegg, who despite writing Star Trek 3 and leading the Cornetto Trilogy and likely cameoing in Star Wars VII, felt that he might one day “retire from geekdom” and pursue “serious acting” because of the “dumbing down” of our culture due to these movies.
“Part of me looks at society as it is now and just thinks we’ve been infantilised by our own taste,” Pegg said. “Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, superheroes… Adults are watching this stuff, and taking it seriously…It is a kind of dumbing down in a way, because it’s taking our focus away from real-world issues. Films used to be about challenging, emotional journeys or »
- Brian Welk
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You know how it is. You’re promoting your new film, you get asked questions about whether you’ll have a cameo in the new Star Wars movie, and then you accidentally reveal Daniel Craig will appear as a Stormtrooper. If the Newsletter had a penny…
“The name’s Trooper. Storm Trooper.”
That’s what Simon Pegg appeared to do this week. Although he then retracted his statement, saying it was just a load of Sith. What is confirmed, though, is the latest actor for Star Wars Anthology movie Rogue One – Elysium’s Diego Luna. For additional Star Wars goodness, »
- Oli Davis
The Important News Asa Butterfield will be the next Spider-Man. Selma's Ava DuVernay might direct a Marvel movie. Captain America: Civil War revealed a first look at Crossbones. Diego Luna joined the cast of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Daniel Craig might have a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The New Mutants was announced as the next X-Men spin-off. The Incredibles 2 was announced as Brad Bird's next movie. Ex Machina broke the box office record for its distributor. The Devil Wears Prada is going to be a Broadway musical. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway is going to be in a monster movie. Luc Besson is making another space epic. Underworld and Shanghai Noon are each getting a new...
- Christopher Campbell
The secret may be out of the bag for Daniel Craig, who supposedly has a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If true, though, it may be difficult to spot the James Bond actor, because he's apparently playing a Stormtrooper. Meaning his face will be obscured. This potential revelation comes via Simon Pegg, who later claimed he was just relaying a popular rumor and doesn't know anything. When he was asked this week about his own rumored cameo in The Force Awakens, he let it slip that "I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper." Then he added, "I shouldn't have said that." Pegg knows something about secret, hidden cameos, as he interacted with a few in Shaun of the Dead (Coldplay's Chris Martin) and Hot...
- Christopher Campbell
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Way back in September it was reported that 007 Daniel Craig had shot a secret cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it looks like Simon Pegg has let slip the Bond star’s role while deflecting questions about his own rumoured appearance in the hotly-anticipated Disney sequel.
During the London premiere of his new film Man Up, Pegg was asked about reports that he’ll feature in a minor role in The Force Awakens, replying that “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.” Pegg then attempted to retract his comments, adding “I shouldn’t have said that.”
- Gary Collinson
I don't remember hearing Daniel Craig's name rumored for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, but apparently that happened and now it actually seems to have turned out to be true, though don't try too hard looking for him. Speaking with "The Sun" (via The Independent), Simon Pegg (who is also rumored to be in the film in some capacity) said, "I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper." "The Independent" did their own bit of reporting after that, citing a source that says, "Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role - and was happy to have his name left off the posters. Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him." Of course, then Collider followed up with Pegg about the story and he tells the site, "Why is everyone leaping on thisc It was a rumour last summer, »
- Brad Brevet
While there’s a film festival going on in Cannes, so much of the festival and the buzz comes, like it is with Sundance, from purchases and pickups of many of the titles being screened there, and even those that aren’t. There are countless deals being struck, but we did our best to round up just a few of the more notable titles that will some day be arriving stateside.
First up, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe will be distributed in the U.S. by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Atom Egoyan’s Remember, starring Christopher Plummer, was picked up by A24. The comedy Geezer, starring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, has been picked up by Hyde Park International. Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman has been picked up by Atlas Distribution for a planned September release. »
- Brian Welk
There could be a blonde hero in Star Wars: The Force Awakens who would never get the “aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper” comment. If reports are true, somewhere in the film, under a white helmet and armor, lurks Daniel Craig. But this is the sort of report that may have been blown out of […]
- Russ Fischer
[Update: We reached out to Pegg and he provided us with the following statement, somewhat clarifying his comments: Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn't it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumours, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it. So according to Pegg, he was simply repeating a rumor he heard previously. If Craig is in the film as a Stormtrooper, it's not like we'll have visual confirmation of the cameo anyway (nor is he playing some super secret major role, like Darth Vader's twin brother), so this is he/isn't he debate is kind of moot. Our original story follows below.] It’s no surprise that there was heavy interest from just about any and everyone in Hollywood to be a part of the new Star Wars film. We’ve already heard plenty of stories of people being invited to the set by director J.J. Abrams just to experience the making of the first installment of the new saga, and to be part of film history. One such person is Abrams’ friend and Star Trek actor Simon Pegg, a self-professed Star Wars superfan who’s been vocal about his enthusiasm for Abrams’ take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and reliance on practical effects. Since he’s such a huge Star Wars fan, many have wondered whether Pegg has a cameo—either hidden or fully visible—in the film. While he’s been understandably coy, when asked about his involvement in the movie by The Independent, Pegg ...
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- Adam Chitwood
Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set to cross the $1 billion box office mark today, on its twenty-fourth day of global release. This is the third Marvel Studios film to pass that mark following the first 'Avengers' and "Iron Man 3". [Source: Variety]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Appearing on the red carpet in the UK for his romantic comedy "Man Up" actor Simon Pegg was asked by The Sun about the possibility of him having shot a cameo in his friend J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". His response sounds like a joke, but has already got people talking: "I wasn't a stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a stormtrooper... I shouldn't have said that."
Pegg then a few hours later clarified the comment: ""Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn't it? I read it in the paper. »
- Garth Franklin
There have been so many rumors tied to the production of J.J. Abrams. wildly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens that it.s hard to remember them all, let alone keeping any of them straight. I had forgotten the unusual rumor that 007 himself, Daniel Craig, might be in The Force Awakens until Simon Pegg (also rumored to be in the movie) brought it up. possibly by accident. Update: Pegg was contacted by Collider, and said the following: Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumor last summer, wasn.t it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumors, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it." From Earlier: Simon Pegg was speaking with The Sun on the red carpet of his London premiere for Man Up (via the UK Independent), and got into his potential involvement in the film. But »
Cornered by The Sun on the red carpet for his rom-com Man Up, Pegg was asked whether or not he was playing a stormtrooper in the massive blockbuster. “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper,” he said, then adding: “I shouldn’t have said that.”
Craig’s small part in The Force Awakens was revealed last year, though those excited about Harrison Ford coming face to face with Craig, another cool-as-a-cucumber badass, should temper their expectations. Craig’s face will remain covered throughout the pic, as this is little more than a cameo role given to the actor when he asked for it. One insider told The Washington Post:
“Daniel asked for some »
- Isaac Feldberg
Update: Simon Pegg just shared a statement with Collider, essentially throwing his hands up and saying *he* wasn't giving the Daniel Craig scoop, he was just spreading an old rumor: "Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn't it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumours, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it."
In today's News That Sounds Like a Joke and Probably Is Just a Joke, there's now talk that Daniel Craig might be in the new "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" movie. As a stormtrooper. He's Bond. Darth Bond!
Then again, this is coming third-hand from Simon Pegg -- known for being a joker -- to The Sun to Entertainment Weekly. It's a game of telephone and even if we're getting the words exactly right they could just be a gag. »
- Gina Carbone
The Star Trek actor may have accidentally revealed that Craig filmed scenes as a hidden Stormtrooper in new movie The Force Awakens.
"I wasn't a Stormtrooper," he told The Sun. "Daniel Craig - he was a Stormtrooper!"
He quickly retracted his comments, saying: "I shouldn't have said that."
Last year, it was reported that Craig could be shooting a secret cameo in the film, but that his face will be hidden.
Craig is currently filming the latest James Bond film Spectre, which will be released at cinemas on October 23.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will follow on December 18. Watch a trailer below: »
Update: Simon Pegg tells Collider he was just repeating a rumor from last summer. "Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn’t it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumours, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it," he said. Let's face it —anybody who grew up with the "Star Wars" movies would give a vital body part to just step on the set of the upcoming sequels and spinoffs. This seems to be the case for Daniel Craig: it was rumored last year that he had a part in the film and Simon Pegg, who is also rumored for a small role, has confirmed the news. Hitting the red carpet in the UK for his romantic comedy "Man Up," Pegg was asked by The Sun about his possible 'Force Awakens' role when he spilled the beans. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
Nicholas Hoult wants to play James Bond.
The heartthrob is a huge 007 fan and would relish the chance to portray the suave spy on the big screen.
Hoult, 25, told Time Out London magazine: “I think I’m too young! He’s (Daniel’s) got this film and then one more to go, hasn’t he? So that’s another five years? I’ll only be 30, and I think I’d need another few years behind me to play Bond. Maybe a little further down the road, who knows? I mean, »
- The Hollywood News
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