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Simon Pegg Only Lending His Voice To ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

2 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With anticipation for Star Wars: Episode VII already at fever pitch, it’s both upsetting and aggravating to know that we still have almost a year and half to wait until its release. However, until that fateful day that we are once again treated to a trip to a galaxy far, far away, we will have to take what ever we can get.

With J.J. Abrams’ well known habit of working with familiar actors, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive with speculation that Simon Pegg may have a small role to play. After working together on Mission Impossible III, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, it seems entirely plausible that the two may re-team for Science Fiction’s most highly anticipated sequel of all time. Now however, Pegg has hinted that he may have an unseen role in Star Wars: Episode VII, possibly utilising his voice only. Check it out below:

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Will Simon Pegg Feature In Star Wars 7?

19 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Simon Pegg has hinted that he may make an appearance in Star Wars VII. The new film, directed by J.J. Abrams, looks set for release in 2015, but until then there will be countless speculation on who will be included, what the plot will be like and the extent to which the original cast will be included.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Benedict Cumberbatch stated unequivocally that he will not be included, but hinted that Simon Pegg may be cast.

Pegg has rejected the rumours, claiming that seeing his face pop up would break the escapism of the movie. However, he prefaced this comment by claiming that “J.J. uses me in different roles,” which could suggest a way to include the Spaced star without using his face. It is possible that this means that Pegg will be included by hiding his face with prosthetics.

Abrams has used the actor on multiple projects, »

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Simon Pegg Responds To Rumor He's In Star Wars: Episode VII

30 July 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Simon Pegg's nerd cred is partially built on a deep and vocal hatred of Star Wars: Episodes I-iii. But could he be turning a new leaf in its legacy by joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII? That's the rumor. And now he's weighing in. While Comic-Con didn't give us some of the revelations we expected (Shazam!), Pegg's Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch dropped a potential bombshell when he implied in an MTV interview that Simon Pegg would be re-teaming with Star Trek director J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII. But what does Pegg say? Well, Vulture caught up with him at a NY screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness, where he responded to the rumor by saying: "Well, J.J. uses me in different roles, and we.re good friends. I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people »

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Simon Pegg Responds To Rumor He's In Star Wars: Episode VI

30 July 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Simon Pegg's nerd cred is partially built on a deep and vocal hatred of Star Wars: Episodes I-iii. But could he be turning a new leaf in its legacy by joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII? That's the rumor. And now he's weighing in. While Comic-Con didn't give us some of the revelations we expected (Shazam!), Pegg's Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch dropped a potential bombshell when he implied in an MTV interview that Simon Pegg would be re-teaming with Star Trek director J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII. But what does Pegg say? Well, Vulture caught up with him at a NY screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness, where he responded to the rumor by saying: "Well, J.J. uses me in different roles, and we.re good friends. I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people »

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Simon Pegg hints at Star Wars Episode 7 voice role?

30 July 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg has fuelled speculation that he has a role in Star Wars Episode VII.

Comments by the Star Trek actor have led some fans to suggest that he could lend his voice to Jj Abrams's Disney film, or appear in it disguised by make-up.

Pegg was spotted on the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi last month, while his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch seemingly hinted at San Diego Comic-Con that the Hot Fuzz actor might appear in Abrams's new film.

Asked about the rumours, Pegg told Vulture: "Well, Jj 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."

He went »

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Is Simon Pegg in Star Wars: Episode VII?

30 July 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

We love Simon Pegg. We love Star Wars. We also loved Spaced, which sees Simon taking a torch to his Star Wars memorabilia because he hates George Lucas' prequel trilogy so much. The minute Jj Abrams was announced as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, we prayed to the maker that Pegg hadn't burned his chances of appearing in it along with his Jar Jar plushie. But what's that in the distance? Cause for optimism? Help us, Benedict Cumberbatch; you're our only hope. Asked if he would want to appear in Jj's Star Wars Universe,...

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Look "Genuinely Happy" at Hamptons Screening: Details

30 July 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Another former celebrity couple gets an A for amicable! Gwyneth Paltrow and her estranged husband Chris Martin both attended a screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness in East Hampton, New York on Monday, July 28. An observer told Us Weekly that the former couple, who announced their "conscious uncoupling" in March, looked at ease together at the event and afterparty. Simon Pegg, who stars in the upcoming movie alongside Rosamund Pike and Toni Collette, was introduced by Paltrow as "my very dear friend and my [...] »

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Simon Pegg Still Won’t Say He’s Not In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

29 July 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Simon Pegg won’t appear in Star Wars Episode VII, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be part of the film in some other way. In a recent interview, Pegg continued to say what he’s always said about the film. He’s a huge fan, he’s friends with writer director J.J. Abrams, he’s visited the set, but him […]

The post Simon Pegg Still Won’t Say He’s Not In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Pegg, Johnson Play It Vague On "Star Wars"

29 July 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

During press rounds at Comic Con, actor Benedict Cumberbatch let slip a comment that didn't confirm but did seem to suggest that rumors of actor Simon Pegg making a small appearance in "Star Wars: Episode VII" are true.

Speaking with Vulture, Pegg was asked about this and said he won't be seen on screen. He uses his wording very carefully though, in such a way that it now has people thinking he'll have a voice role:

"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."

When asked outright if he wasn't in the film, he smiled and said:

"Of course I visited the set. »

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Simon Pegg on the rumours of him appearing in Star Wars: Episode VII

29 July 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams stated he wouldn’t be casting any Star Trek alumni in Star Wars: Episode VII, we’ve heard on a few occasions that Simon Pegg is set for a “secret role” in the hotly-anticipated first chapter of Disney’s sequel trilogy.

Pegg was reported to have visited the Dubai set to film his scene(s), and over the weekend his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch apparently confirmed the Cornetto Trilogy star’s involvement during an interview at Comic-Con. Well, Pegg has now responded to those rumours during an interview with Vulture:

“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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Has J.J. Abrams Cast Simon Pegg in Star Wars: Episode VII?

29 July 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

At some point during the madness of the San Diego Comic-Con, Benedict Cumberbatch made a comment about not being cast for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII but alluded to the fact that perhaps Simon Pegg would appear in the highly-anticipated sequel. Speaking with Vulture, Pegg was asked about this and seemed to say he's not involved, at least not in any form we would recognize him. »

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Simon Pegg Addresses Star Wars Rumors, Gives a Clue?

29 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Actor Simon Pegg addressed rumors that he will be in Star Wars: Episode VII. Pegg is known to be a huge Star Wars fan, has worked on three films directed by J.J. Abrams, and has been seen on the Episode VII set by Benedict Cumberbatch

Vulture interviewed Pegg and reports:

Regarding Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent comments about you being on the set of Star Wars, are you in the next movie?

Yes, Benedict said something at Comic-Con and on MTV.

 

Yes ...

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.

 

So, you’re not in the movie?

[Smiles.] Of course, »

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Star Wars Bits: Dave Filoni Talks ‘Rebels’, Mark Hamill’s Beard, More Simon Pegg Rumors

29 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Why is Star Wars Episode VII upsetting Irish bird conservationists? Find out after the jump. Plus: Dave Filoni talks Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: A New Dawn Check out the cover of a new novel featuring Asajj Ventress Hasbro unveils a bunch of new Star Wars toys and figures Benedict Cumberbatch maybe hints at Simon Pegg […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Dave Filoni Talks ‘Rebels’, Mark Hamill’s Beard, More Simon Pegg Rumors appeared first on /Film. »

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What's Going On With Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin?

29 July 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin stepped out together for a screening of Hector and the Search For Happiness at the Serena & Lily store in Wainscott, NY, on Monday night. At the special event, Chris and Gwyneth happily posed for photos with friends - including Gwyneth's mom, Blythe Danner; trainer Tracy Anderson; and the movie's star, Simon Pegg - but they avoided appearing in any snaps together. Sources in attendance told People that the former couple, who announced their split back in March, "looked like they were still married." The duo have been spending a lot of time together since, though they've tried to keep it out of the spotlight. Despite the mixed signals, including Chris's cute date night with Alexa Chung, he said in a recent interview that "there's a lot of love" and "no scandal" and that he and Gwyneth are "not together" but remain "very close." »

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Simon Pegg Hints at Voice Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

29 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During a Comic-Con interview with MTV last week, Benedict Cumberbatch hinted that his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Simon Pegg has a mystery role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, adding to the numerous, unconfirmed rumors about this highly-anticipated production. Here's what Benedict Cumberbatch had to say below, when asked if he himself had been seriously considered for a role.

"J.J. and I are friends, so yeah, possibly. 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."

Naturally, Simon Pegg's role has not been confirmed yet by Disney or LucasFilm, but last night, Vulture caught up with Simon Pegg, who would not confirm nor deny rumors of his Star Wars: Episode VII involvement. »

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Attend East Hampton Screening Together

29 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Martin wasn't kidding when he said that he and Gwyneth Paltrow are very close - even though they are getting divorced. The soon-to-be-exes both showed up Monday night at a screening of Hector And The Search For Happiness in East Hampton. Paltrow, accompanied by her mother, Blythe Danner, hosted the evening for her and Martin's longtime friend, Simon Pegg, who stars in the film. "They seemed so comfortable with each other," says an observer. "It was like they were still married." Paltrow arrived for the screening at the UA Theater in East Hampton, posing for pictures and entering the theater by herself, »

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Attend East Hampton Screening Together

29 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Martin wasn't kidding when he said that he and Gwyneth Paltrow are very close - even though they are getting divorced. The soon-to-be-exes both showed up Monday night at a screening of Hector And The Search For Happiness in East Hampton. Paltrow, accompanied by her mother, Blythe Danner, hosted the evening for her and Martin's longtime friend, Simon Pegg, who stars in the film. "They seemed so comfortable with each other," says an observer. "It was like they were still married." Paltrow arrived for the screening at the UA Theater in East Hampton, posing for pictures and entering the theater by herself, »

- K.C. Baker

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Simon Pegg Seems To Hint That It'll Just Be His Voice We Hear In Star Wars: Episode VII

29 July 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

During a Sdcc interview, Benedict Cumberbatch kinda sorta seemed to imply that his Star Trek co-star Simon Pegg might have been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. This, and the fact that Pegg had been glimpsed on the set, led many to draw a forgone conclusion -- but all may not be as it seems. When asked about all of this by Vulture, Pegg actually doesn't come right put and deny it, but seems to try to throw people of the scent by using some very specific wording. Have a read for yourselves and see what you think: "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 »

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Simon Pegg Plays Coy on Star Wars Rumors

29 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Simon Pegg is no stranger to keeping sci-fi secrets: For the better part of a year, he contented to refute the rumor that his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan, even though that turned out to be the case. Now, though, turnabout is fair play, because at Comic-Con this past weekend, Cumberbatch seemed to imply that Pegg is an unannounced part of the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII (which, like Star Trek Into Darkness, is directed by J.J. Abrams). We caught up with Pegg last night at an East Hampton screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness hosted by Serena & Lily, and when asked about the rumors, he got … well, let's just say very cagey.Here's the whole exchange, if you'd like to parse it for clues: Regarding Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent comments about you being on the set of Star Wars, are you »

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Ben Kingsley voices animated villain in The Boxtrolls

27 July 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sir Ben Kingsley was lying down on the job while making his latest film, the stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls.

"I did most of my recordings lying down, reclining on a kind of sofa bed," the 70-year-old Oscar winner told an audience Saturday at Comic-Con. "I wanted his voice to come from his belly, not from where my voice normally comes from. It was a very relaxed recording session, and I did nod off occasionally."

Kingsley added that he found it "very liberating just to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life."

Made by the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls follows a family of underground creatures who come out after dark to collect above-ground garbage to construct their ever-evolving world. A human boy, voiced byIsaac Hempstead Wright of "Game of Thrones," lives among them and believes he, too, is a Boxtroll.

Kingsley's character, Snatcher, »

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