Simon Pegg: No wish for Star Wars role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 May 2013
Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg has "no wish" to be part of 'Star Wars Episode VII', which will be directed by his long-time collaborator J.J. Abrams

Simon Pegg has "no wish" to be in 'Star Wars VII'.

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor has revealed he has no desire to land a role in long-time collaborator J.J. Abrams' upcoming seventh installment in the space saga and would rather see it as a fan.

The actor has previously been cast in several Abrams movies including the rebooted 'Star Trek' films, taking on the role of Scotty, and 'Mission: Impossible'.

He told Industria magazine: "It's not one of my great wishes to be in 'Star Wars'. I'd love to go to the cinema and just watch it."

Pegg also said he was relieved that original 'Star Wars' director George Lucas - who sold the rights to the lucrative franchise to Disney last year - will only be involved in the new films in a consulting capacity because the last three films were "dreadful".

He said: "I'll always have a soft spot for George Lucas because he made the original films, but those prequels were dreadful and if he were making more 'Star Wars' films, I'd be worried."

Disney has set a 2015 release date for 'Star Wars Episode VII' and it's thought Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will reprise their iconic roles as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia in the flick.

Producers recently confirmed the movie will be filmed in the UK.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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