Last night Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, presented at National Movie Awards in London. While there he answered some questions on the red carpet about his upcoming projects, including the Star Trek sequel, if only to express his lack of information.
Pegg: I don’t know anything
From the red carpet, Pegg said his is definitely coming back for the Star Trek sequel, but is short on info, telling the Press Association:
Hell yeah! Of course, I’m Scotty – but I don’t know yet, [we’ll start] probably end of the year or beginning of the next
While this may not be new info, it does reveal that the actors have not yet been told specifically when to set aside time in their schedules for filming. This could indicate that producer JJ Abrams has yet to lock down a schedule for the film. It was recently reported that Abrams would begin shooting his mysterious alien movie Super 8 in the fall. It could be that they are trying to make sure the productions on these two films don’t overlap, which would allow for Abrams to direct both. As reported before, the team has some wiggle room as the Star Trek sequel is due to be released June 29th 2012, which is 25 months away.
Pegg at the National Movie Awards in London on Wednesday
Pegg also talked about Mission: Impossible IV (doesn’t seem that he will reprise his role), his new film Paul and more in a video interview, click below to watch it.
POLL: How should Pegg handle sequel?
Of all the characters in the Star Trek 2009 film, Pegg’s performance is possibly the most divergent from the original actor (James Doohan). Pegg was played much more for comic relief (like he did inJJ Abrams Mission: Impossible III. How do you think he and Abrams should handle the role in the sequel? Or do you think he should even be in it?