Actor Simon Pegg addressed rumors that he will be in Star Wars: Episode VII. Pegg is known to be a huge Star Wars fan, has worked on three films directed by J.J. Abrams, and has been seen on the Episode VII set by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Vulture interviewed Pegg and reports:
Regarding Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent comments about you being on the set of Star Wars, are you in the next movie?
Yes, Benedict said something at Comic-Con and on MTV.
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.
So, you’re not in the movie?
[Smiles.] Of course, I visited the set. It’s amazing, and I love Star Wars. I want to see everything happening. It looks wonderful, and you need to believe those characters. Any type of stunt casting might just pop you out of the movie.
As we know that Andy Serkis will be a CGI character, perhaps Pegg will too. No need to worry about his face if he's an alien. Maybe this is overthinking a simple answer, or maybe it's a clue from a geek known to give clever answers.