New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Featurettes Provide A Glimpse At Simon Pegg’s Character


We’ve known for a while that Simon Pegg would likely appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in some capacity, although there’s been no hint as to who or what Pegg would be playing. Well, now we have a somewhat better idea thanks to a new Disney Channel featurette.

The featurette is an introduction to Daisy Ridley’s Rey, but it also features a bunch of behind-the-scenes shots, including a brief glimpse of Simon Pegg in his alien get-up at around the 30-second mark. You definitely won’t recognize Pegg when he shows up, as he’s playing some sort of chubby, orc-like alien. No word on the character’s name yet, but he certainly appears to be a bit of a ne’er-do-well. Maybe I shouldn’t judge an alien by its cover, though. You can check out the featurette, which features a decent amount of new footage, above.

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