While doing a promotional interview with Metro.co.uk for the upcoming comedy Absolutely Anything, Simon Pegg spoke of the challenges he’s facing writing Star Trek Beyond, and the possibility of reducing Scotty’s role in the new film.
Pegg, who is co-writing the screenplay with Doug Jung, spoke of writing for modern blockbuster films:
There is a lot of pressure. The way movie making works these days is that as soon as you have a structure and all the sets, the kind of physical aspects of the film are locked in, the dialogue and stuff is always a moveable feat, so we’ll be writing it right up until the edit, I think…it’s a work in progress.
When asked if Scotty’s role in the new film will be larger than in the past:
I feel like less, because I’m going to have to be on the set all the time anyway as a writer, so I should write myself out.
*I do want to mention something about this interview – the uncertain way Pegg speaks about Scotty’s role suggests that this interview MIGHT have taken place several weeks back, possibly before the movie even began production.
Star Trek Beyond is currently shooting in Vancouver and is scheduled for release on July 8, 2016.