It seems as if today is going to be a Star Wars rumor day. Check out the Boba Fett one HERE. This rumor, however, would reunite JJ Abrams with a Star Trek cast member. IGN, not Latino Review, is reporting that Simon Pegg was in Abu Dhabi for the Episode VII shoot. Their sources are reporting that Pegg was there for a secret role.
This would contradict a statement that Pegg made previously about appearing in the new Star Wars movie. “I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to be in it, to be honest. I think J.J. should cast new faces with no stunt casting.”
What IGN doesn’t mention is that Pegg was cast as Dengar, the bounty hunter, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Would this be a return of both the character and Pegg to the Star Wars universe? It would be great to see a connection from the cartoon series to the film. This would also mark the first time a voice actor, on the animated series would reprise his role in a Star Wars feature film. It has gone the other way with Liam Neeson, Anthony Daniels, Daniel Logan, and Peter Mayhew reprising film roles on the animated series.
Sound off below Maniacs! Pegg for a new role, or a quick cameo has Dengar drinking blue milk?