We already know that even though he has predictions for the Star Trek sequel, Simon Pegg has no spoilers. But that hasn’t stopped him from making a suggestion – specifically proposing his Paul co-star Nick Frost as a possible new Harry Mudd (not that he knows if Mudd is even in the movie). Pegg also talks what he expects for crew interactions in the sequel. More details below. [UPDATE: Nick Frost responds to TrekMovie Harry Mudd poll]
Pegg: Crew still getting to know eachother + Nick Frost as new Harry Mudd?
A few more interviews with Simon Pegg promoting Paul have emerged. He continues to say that he doesn’t have any details, but does talk about his excitement and expectations, such as this new comment with an interview with Screenjunkies
Q: Obviously Scotty was the last one to join the crew in Star Trek. Obviously you don’t know what the next script will be yet but are you excited to be there from the beginning?
Simon Pegg: Absolutely. I can’t wait. It’s a great crew. We all got on very well and I can’t wait to get back into that thing of getting to know each other. I think they’ll pick up the story from where we left off and we’ve all only just met so there’s a lot of mileage I would imagine dramatically in us all sort of getting to know each other.
But Pegg, who was being interviewed alongside his Paul co-star and longtime friend/collaborator Nick Frost, did make an interesting suggestion in an interview with State Press, here is the exchange:
Q: Is there any possibility that Nick will appear in the next “Star Trek” movie with you, Simon?
Simon Pegg: Probably not. We like working together but we don’t come as a pair. We’ve done as much stuff apart as we have together. We’ll always work together if we can though.
Nick Frost: I’m happy that Simon goes off and does his little things on the side. I like “Star Trek.” I like watching him in “Star Trek.” I wouldn’t like watching me in “Star Trek.” But if somebody offered me a million dollars to do it, maybe I’d do it.
Simon Pegg: I think he’d make a terrific Harry Mudd from the original “Star Trek” series.
It is still not known if the character of Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd (played Roger C. Camel in two episodes of the original Star Trek) will even be in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Although Mudd’s lovable rogue would not really be suitable as the main protagonist, a smaller role/cameo could be a fun nod to classic Trek as well as show how 23rd century humanity isn’t all about bright Apple store-like bridges and “peace keeping armadas”. Pegg’s suggestion is interesting, but Frost isn’t the only actor/best friend who has been talked about as a new Mudd. Heroes actor, and life-long pal to producer JJ Abrams, Greg Grunberg told TrekMovie he would be very interested in the role. Some fans (and rumors) have also suggested Jack Black and Seth Rogen as possible Mudd recasts.
Simon Pegg thinks his pal Nick Frost (R) would be a good choice for a new Harry Mudd – originally played by Roger C. Camel (L)
POLL: Harry Mudd in Star Trek sequel?
Would you like to see a new Mudd, and if so do you have a preference?
(L-R) Greg Grunberg, Seth Rogen, & Jack Black – other potential Harry Mudd actors (if there is a need for one)
UPDATE: Frost replies to TrekMovie poll
On Sunday I sent out a @trekmovie tweet with the results of our poll noting 1/3 were for Frost as Mudd, 1/3 for other actor and 1/3 say no Mudd, and Nick Frost quickly sent the following reply: