‘The Force Awakens’ Pseudo-News: Simon Pegg is playing an alien in the film


Now we all know what Simon Pegg’s purported role is, in The Force Awakens. The actor will be playing an alien in the film.

The Verge:

Add another actor to Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ cast list: Simon Pegg. During a behind-the-scenes video at Comic-Con this evening, Pegg was shown on set in a costume as some alien creature. “My life is now complete,” Pegg said.

Pegg was rumored earlier this year to have a role in Episode VII, but he ended up largely denying the reports. While it’s true that we won’t see Pegg’s face in the movie, it seems like there’s a good chance that his comedy will still be recognizable through the body of a new creature. He’s previously worked with J.J. Abrams on Star Trek and is supposed to be a big fan of Star Wars, so it’s a fun re-teaming that should make fans happy as well. Unfortunately, we may not get a look at Pegg — or anything else from The Force Awakens — any time soon. A new trailer for the film won’t arrive until fall. After that, the film arrives on December 18th.