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'Star Trek's' Simon Pegg discusses 'Star Wars 7' and there may be a cameo

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According to on Friday, an interview with "Star Trek's" Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in the J.J. Abrams film, talked about how "Star Wars 7" will run along the same lines as the original three films. Pegg feels that Abrams will use methods that will remain continuous with the first three as far as physical effects with the costuming. Masks, puppet-like characters, and the like are something that's rather synonymous with the George Lucas originals.

Pegg was asked if the new "Star Wars" trilogy was in "safe hands" and the response was quite favorable. Considering they are both good friends, there seems to be no doubt in Pegg's mind that this film will indeed achieve success. There was already a demonstration of what kind of physical effects will be in use. Abrams did a public service announcement involving UNICEF and the ability to participate in an opportunity to actually be in "Star Wars 7." This would also include being in costume and make-up as well.

“I don’t think you could be in safer hands, to be honest,” Pegg replied. “It’s just the best thing in the world that could happen, that he’s got a hold of it now. He’s very keen to make the film in line with the original three. The mode of production, its being shot on film, they’re using a huge amount of physical effects, puppets, masks, stuff that will make it feel very much continuous with the original three even though its set 30 years later. And it’s going to be awesome. I think it’s going to drop bombs on the world. It’s going to be absolutely amazing.”

It seems Pegg brings great accolades to the director and the film had started shooting in Abu Dhabi and has moved towards production in England's Pinewood Studios. For the record, this is the first known film efforts made by Abrams that had been conducted outside of the United States.

Rumors have been going around that Pegg may also be in a cameo appearance in Abram's "Star Wars" film as he may have also been actually on the set of the film as it was shooting. Pegg is mostly known for his roles in former chosen "Ant-Man" director Edgar Wright's films. Such films include "The World's End", "Shaun of the Dead", and "Hot Fuzz" which all three are known as the "Cornetto Trilogy." Such a trilogy was given an honor by Joss Whedon as he held his hand up high online displaying a Cornetto ice cream product in lieu of Wright's departure from Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" movie.

"Star Wars 7" is scheduled to be released come Dec. 18, 2015.



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