UPDATE: Simon Pegg just shared a statement with Collider, essentially throwing his hands up and saying *he* wasn't giving the Daniel Craig scoop, he was just spreading an old rumor: "Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn't it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumours, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it."
In today's News That Sounds Like a Joke and Probably IS Just a Joke, there's now talk that Daniel Craig might be in the new "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" movie. As a stormtrooper. He's Bond. Darth Bond!
Then again, this is coming third-hand from Simon Pegg -- known for being a joker -- to The Sun to Entertainment Weekly. It's a game of telephone and even if we're getting the words exactly right they could just be a gag. But if this were a Disney movie, and we wished for it with all our hearts, we could make it come true. Here's how the rumor came about: Simon Pegg was talking to The Sun about the movie "Man Up" and they asked if he'll appear in "The Force Awakens" as a stormtrooper:
I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper... I shouldn't have said that."
He was probably joking (throwing them off the scent of his own cameo, perhaps?), but Entertainment Weekly reached out to Lucasfilm for comment.
You may recall how, last year, Benedict Cumberbatch pulled something like this, saying he wasn't cast for "Episode VII" but maybe Simon Pegg would appear. Simon then talked to Vulture about being in "Force Awakens":
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."
If that's the case, there's no way they would cast James Bond! Then again, anyone could be a stormtrooper. It's like being disguised as a zombie on "The Walking Dead." No one sees your face. Simon did say he visited the set, since he loves "Star Wars," but "Any type of stunt casting might just pop you out of the movie." True, but if Simon Pegg and/or Daniel Craig had cameos as stormtroopers there'd be no way for us to even know unless we were told.
Do you think Simon Pegg is full of crap on this, or maybe just around 20 percent capacity with crap?
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