It’s been a few days since we ran any insane Star Wars rumors, so I figure it’s just about time, don’t you think? Today’s rumor is essentially nothing more than a pair of names that supposedly may be involved with the future Star Wars movies in some capacity. Those names? Simon Pegg (Star Trek’s Scotty) and director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, the upcoming Gravity).
The news is from entertainment blog Marketsaw, which claims the info comes from an unnamed source close to the production of the new Star Wars movies. Cuaron is mentioned as a possible director for Episode VIII and/or Episode IX. Given that those movies are still a long way off, it’ll likely be quite some time before that rumor can be confirmed or denied. If it is true, Cuaron would be a great choice, because he’s shown mastery of his craft and a knack for working with genre material on films such as Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
As for Pegg, it’s unclear how he would be involved, but unsurprisingly he’s being mentioned in connection to Abrams’ Episode VII. Abrams has shown a tendency for loyalty when it comes to actors, so it certainly wouldn’t surprise me to see Pegg visiting the galaxy far, far away. He’s traditionally been cast as the comedy type, but he did play a memorable villain in the Doctor Who episode “The Long Game,” so it would be interesting to see him given the chance to do something else outside-the-box in the new Star Wars films. Maybe they’ll glue yak fur to him and make him a Wookiee.