Simon Pegg is going from man to mouse. Rumors that Pegg will be replacing actor Bill Nighy to voice the character Reepicheep for the upcoming film The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyager of the Dawn Treader have been confirmed. Details below.
Pegg replaces Nighy For Next Narnia
In the 2008 film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (the second in Narnia the series), British comedian Eddie Izzard voiced the character of rapier-wielding mouse Reepicheep. For the third film Voyager of the Dawn Treader, currently in production, Izzard had been recast with British actor Bill Nighy. However Narnia Web reported earlier today that Nighy has been replaced by Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg. And earlier this afternoon Pegg confirmed the report via his Twitter saying "Yes Narnians, the rumours are true. I have gone through the picture in the bedroom."
This will not be Pegg’s first time doing voice work. He voiced Kieron the cast on the UK animated comedy I am not an Animal and has provided voices to a couple of episodes of Robot Chicken, but his biggest voice role has been as the weasel Buck in the 2009 hit movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Reepicheep the mouse in "Prince Caspian" and Pegg voicing in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Voyager of the Dawn Treader will be released on December 10th, 2010. Here is a trailer (Reepicheep appears in the trailer, but it doesn’t appear to be Pegg’s voice).