Has Simon Pegg Burned His Star Wars Bridge?

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: WENN

Comedian Simon Pegg wants to write a script for the upcoming Star Wars television series, but only if he can bury the hatchet with director George Lucas.

The "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" star is a huge fan of the Star Wars films, but has criticised 1999 prequel movie "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace" both publicly and on his BBC television series, "Spaced".

Now he has his heart set on working for the forthcoming TV series, but he fears his past comments may now stand in the way.

Pegg says, "I might try to wheedle my way back into the affections of Lucasfilm (Lucas' production company) and write an episode of the new live action Star Wars TV series."

Can Pegg make up for all his Jar Jar Binks bashing, or will he just have to be satisfied playing Scotty in the new "Star Trek" films? Only time will tell.

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  1. Does someone like Pegg have to make up for bashing such a bad character as Jar Jar? I would hope not. There is a reason why Jar Jar has limited roles the the second and third movies. I would love to see a Pegg script, I hope he does it.

  2. This post took my way back to 1999 when I was so excited to see a "brand-new" Star Wars film in the theaters. I, like most fans, watched the film over and over. I loved it.

    Now, some nine years down the road, I almost never watch it. In fact, if I do put it on, I can't even get through the whole thing. I find myself forwarding to the duel at the end.

    I guess the thrill just wore off and I realized what an awful movie "Phantom Menace" is.

    I really think Lucas could have used the material from "Menace" as an intro to the first film and then used the remaining 2 1/2 movies to develop the love story between A. Skywalker and Padme, show the rise of the empire, and feature more of the Clone Wars.

    I read the script for Episode 2 before the film came out and there was a lot of cool things in that story that never made it to film. Lucas would have been better served to have developed those stories instead of wasting an entire film on the todler Skywalker.

    I honestly don't hate Jar Jar as much as most people, but I do believe the character could have been better developed.

    That being said.....hey George, can I have a job working on your new Star Wars TV series....please?