Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, James Bond actor Daniel Craig vociferously denied (maybe a little too much?) rumors started by actor Simon Pegg that he would portray a Stormtrooper in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
“Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” said Craig. “F—ing hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie?”
The rumor began when Pegg told the London Sun that he and Craig both had cameos in The Force Awakens, with Craig playing a Stormtrooper, and gained traction because The Force Awakens and Spectre, the latest film in the Bond series, were filming in the same London studio.
But Craig is very adamant the rumors are false, saying “Talk to Simon Pegg. He obviously knows way more than I do. He’s just jealous because he’s not in Star Wars. He’s got some issue with J.J. [Abrams, The Force Awakens director]. I don’t know what the f— it is. You need to talk to Simon about it.”
However, behind the scenes footage shown at Comic-Con International: San Diego revealed that Simon Pegg does indeed have a small cameo in The Force Awakens, and given Craig's somewhat over-the-top and questionably appropriate denial, we're not ready to close the book on this on yet.
Is That a Lightsaber in Your… Ah, Forget It
And speaking of Star Wars – actress/comedian Amy Schumer graces the cover of the upcoming issue of GQ, and well, this happened
We’ll leave it at that. Sometimes there are no words...
Click on the link for more photos from the Schumer/GQ shoot.
Win A Walk-On Role In STAR TREK BEYOND
Omaze is sponsoring a contest to raise money for a variety of charities in partnership with the cast and crew of Star Trek Beyond, Justin Lin’s upcoming third entry in the new Star Trek film series.
The promotional video, seen here, also confirms Idris Elba’s rumored involvement in the film, as he joins the cast to “make a party” at the end of the video.
Star Trek Beyond is due out July 8, 2016
New FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Poster
A new poster for AMC’s Walking Dead spin-off Fear The Walking Dead has made its way online.
Fear The Walking Dead explores the early days of The Walking Dead’s zombie outbreak, taking place in the weeks when Frank Grimes was in a coma, focusing on the lives of a family interrupted by the oncoming undead.
Fear The Walking Dead premieres in August on AMC.