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Mission Impossible: Fallout Super Bowl Trailer Teasers With Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise & Simon Pegg

Mission Impossible: Fallout Super Bowl Trailer Teasers With Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise & Simon Pegg

Paramount has released Mission Impossible: Fallout Super Bowl trailer teasers featuring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg and more. The full trailer will be released this Sunday. Mission Impossible 6 has a July 27, 2018 release directed by Christopher McQuarrie also starring Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldin. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Retweet to be one …

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Mission Impossible 6 Images: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill

Mission Impossible 6 Images: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill

Director Christopher McQuarrie has released new images from Mission Impossible 6 featuring Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg. Tom Cruise was actually injured while performing a stunt back in August, but we see he’s doing okay. Good to know. Superman Henry Cavill also stars in Mission Impossible 6. Find images below. Mission Impossible 6 has a July 27, 2018 …

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George Takei Not Happy With Gay Sulu In Star Trek Beyond

If you haven’t heard, the PC police were in full force when the script for Star Trek Beyond was written.

Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin (and Paramount) decided to make Sulu homosexual, played by John Cho, which is said to be a “homage” to George Takei.

The only problem is that George Takei isn’t happy about it.

Takei, who came out as being gay in 2005, tells THR it’s “unfortunate” as it goes against original creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the character (Yes, Sulu is straight in the TV series).

“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” Takei told The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.” 

The article also notes Takei “wasn’t overjoyed,” and that he “never asked for Sulu to be gay.” It’s actually said that George Takei prefers Sulu to stay straight, and that he told John Cho and the creators of Star Trek Beyond to create a new character instead, but they didn’t listen.

“I told [Jon Cho] ‘Be imaginative and create a character who has a history of being gay, rather than Sulu, who had been straight all this time, suddenly being revealed as being closeted,” Takei said.

Takei notes when he spoke about Justin Lin about it, he thought Lin was going to create a new gay character, but again, we obviously see they didn’t.

“I said, ‘This movie is going to be coming out on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the 50th anniversary of paying tribute to Gene Roddenberry, the man whose vision it was carried us through half a century. Honor him and create a new character. I urged them. He left me feeling that that was going to happen,” Takei said.

It’s further noted that both Cho and Pegg sent Takei e-mails about the subject, with Cho being worried about promoting the movie. Takei says he still didn’t change his mind.

“I really tried to work with these people when at long last the issue of gay equality was going to be addressed,” Takei said. “I thought after that conversation with Justin that was going to happen. Months later, when I got that email from Simon Pegg, I was kind of confused. He thinks I’m a great guy? Wonderful. But what was the point of that letter? I interpreted that as my words having been heard.”

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release date.

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Star Trek Beyond: High-Res Simon Pegg & Sofia Boutella Image

Paramount has released a new high-res image from Star Trek Beyond featuring Simon Pegg as Scotty and newcomer Sofia Boutella as an alien named Jaylah.

Star Trek Beyond has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.

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Watch: Simon Pegg Didn’t Love The Star Trek Beyond Trailer


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Joining George Takei, Wil Wheaton and even the director on the movie, Justin Lin, now the co-writer and star of Star Trek Beyond admits he didn’t love the trailer.

Check out video below featuring Simon Pegg, back reprising as Scotty, talking about how he didn’t love the Star Trek Beyond trailer as it featured a lot of action and he knows there is a lot more to the movie.

“To the Star Trek fans, hang in there, be patient,” Pegg offered.

It should be noted neither Lin nor Pegg were responsible for putting the trailer together, which was done by Paramount.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.

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Star Trek Beyond Wraps

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And that’s a wrap for Star Trek Beyond, which has seen a rather low-key production with no spoilers, papparazzi or images landing online.

The only look we got at the third of the new Star Trek films was in a form of a charity drive where Chris Pine was revealed with the rest of the cast and new alien Sofia Boutella.

It’s been said Star Trek Beyond will take the Enterprise away from Earth as the crew begins its five year mission.

Star Trek Beyond has a  July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Outtakes

The Star Trek Beyond charity fund drive has entered into its final 48 hours and a new video has been released featuring Simon Pegg announcing new prizes including Captain Kirk’s chair on the Enterprise.

Outtakes from the crew’s Omaze campaign are also featured, which includes a new look at an alien in Star Trek Beyond.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 8, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

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Simon Pegg reveals a few on-set bloopers and a chance to win two new prizes when you donate to win a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond in the final 48 hours! ENTER here.

In addition to the grand prize of a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond, donate in the final 48 hours and you’ll also be entered to win a replica captain’s chair from the set as well as two tickets to the premiere of the new film. 

Every $10 entry supports nine global organizations each nominated by members of the cast. Check out other once-in-a-lifetime experiences at omaze.com.

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Simon Pegg Jokes About Fantastic Four; Go See Mission Impossible

Fantastic Four opened this weekend and has been getting extremely poor reviews as well as not meeting up to industry box office expectations.

While the movie may or may not be any good, at least Simon Pegg recommends going to see the Fantastic Four.

That is the “Fantastic Four” of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Pegg tweeted out the following image of himself with Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames.

Both films are currently in theaters.

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Watch: Simon Pegg Ranks Star Wars Movies

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con trailer (watch below) revealed that Simon Pegg has a role in the movie.

MTV recently caught up with Pegg, who is also returning for Star Trek Beyond,  and asked the actor to rank the Star Wars movies from bottom to top in under a minute.

Check it out above, which includes Pegg explaining his reasoning.

Pegg also stars in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which is currently in theaters.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Charity Campaign With Simon Pegg & Anton Yelchin

Last week saw the Star Trek Beyond charity campaign launched, which includes a top prize of winning a walk on role in the new movie.

Now Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin get in on the fun as they have released their own video promoting the initiative.

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Want to hang on set with Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and the entire cast of Star Trek Beyond? Enter to win at omaze.com.

In addition to the grand prize of a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond, each week we’re randomly selecting an additional winner to join the To Boldly Go Crew. The members of this honorary crew will visit the set, hang with the cast, and watch as they film scenes from the new film.

Every $10 entry supports nine global organizations each nominated by members of the cast. This week, we’re highlighting Time is Precious, nominated by Simon, which provides children’s hospitals with new equipment and Camp Sunshine, nominated by Anton, which is an amazing summer retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses. Check out other once-in-a-lifetime experiences at omaze.com.

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Paramount Wants Star Trek To Be More Like Avengers

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With The Avengers grossing $1.5 billion for Disney, every movie studio wants to follow suit.

The latest is from Simon Pegg who offers the reason the latest Star Trek movie script was rewritten is because executives at Paramount wondered why Star Trek Into Darkness didn’t come close to The Avengers.

“[The Avengers], which is a pretty nerdy, comic-book, supposedly niche thing, made $1.5 billion dollars. Star Trek: Into Darkness made half a billion, which is still brilliant,” Pegg told the Radio Times (via The Guardian). “But it means that, according to the studio, there’s still $1 billion worth of box office that don’t go and see Star Trek. And they want to know why.”

So according to Pegg, the reason for the script rewrite for Star Trek 3 is that the original version was too much like Star Trek for regular fans.

“They had a script for Star Trek that wasn’t really working for them. I think the studio was worried that it might have been a little bit too Star Trek-y,” Pegg offered.

Pegg went on to explain the reasoning.

“People don’t see it being a fun, brightly coloured, Saturday night entertainment like the Avengers,” adding that the solution was to “make a western or a thriller or a heist movie, then populate that with Star Trek characters so it’s more inclusive to an audience that might be a little bit reticent.”

Pegg also confirmd the title for the third film to be Star Trek Beyond.

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Simon Pegg Responds To Dumbing Down Pop Culture Comments

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Simon Pegg has found himself in the hot seat once again.

Following the actor letting it slip Daniel Craig is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while appearing on the Radio Times, Pegg caused some controversy by stating pop culture is keeping socities as infants.

Via io9:

Before Star Wars, the films that were box-office hits were The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Bonnie And Clyde and The French Connection – gritty, amoral art movies. Then suddenly the onus switched over to spectacle and everything changed … I don’t know if that is a good thing.

… Obviously I’m very much a self-confessed fan of science fiction and genre cinema but part of me looks at society as it is now and just thinks we’ve been infantilised by our own taste. Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, superheroes. Adults are watching this stuff, and taking it seriously.

It is a kind of dumbing down, in a way, because it’s taking our focus away from real-world issues. Films used to be about challenging, emotional journeys or moral questions that might make you walk away and re-evaluate how you felt about … whatever.

Now we’re walking out of the cinema really not thinking about anything, other than the fact that the Hulk just had a fight with a robot.

Now Pegg has realized the statements have gone viral and took to his blog to clarify his comments with a post titled “Big Mouth Strikes Again,” which reads in part:

Now, maybe I was being a little bit trollish, I can be a bit of a Contrary Mary in interviews sometimes. When you do lots of them, you get sick of your own opinions and start espousing other people’s. Having said that, the idea of our prolonged youth is something I’ve been interested in for a very long time. It’s essentially what Spaced was about, at least in part.

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The ‘dumbing down’ comment came off as a huge generalisation by an A-grade asshorn. I did not mean that science fiction or fantasy are dumb, far from it. How could I say that? In the words of Han Solo, “Hey, it’s me!” In the last two weeks, I have seen two brilliant exponents of the genre. Ex Machina and Mad Max: Fury Road, both of which had my head spinning in different and wonderful ways and are both very grown up films (although Max has a youthful exuberance which is nothing’s short of joyous, thanks George Miller, 70) I’ve yet to see Tomorrowland but with Brad Bird at the helm, it cannot be anything but a hugely entertaining think piece.

I guess what I meant was, the more spectacle becomes the driving creative priority, the less thoughtful or challenging the films can become. 

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Also, it’s good to ask why we like this stuff, what makes it so alluring, so discussed, so sacred. Do we channel our passion and indignation into ephemera, rather than reality? Not just science fiction and fantasy but gossip and talent shows and nostalgia and people’s arses. Is it right? Is it dangerous? Something to discuss over a game of 3D chess, perhaps.

Pegg also made mention that Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan are in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is guessed to be just Pegg having fun and trolling the fans. Or is it?

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Daniel Craig’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cameo Revealed

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Back in September of last year it was reported Daniel Craig had filmed a mystery cameo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Now, apparently, Simon Pegg has confirmed the appearance of James Bond.

The UK’s Independent reports Simon Pegg confirmed Daniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper.

At the Red Carpet London premiere for Man Up in London, Simom Pegg was asked about his own rumored appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens where Pegg told The Sun, “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.”

It’s then reported Pegg caught himself and quickly added, “I shouldn’t have said that.”

It’s further added an insider stated Daniel Craig just wanted some sort of secret cameo role, and didn’t want to be a part of any promotion or have his name listed on posters. It appears as Daniel Craig’s face won’t be seen in the movie as “fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him .”

Daniel Craig stars in James Bond Spectre which is out November 6th.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer:

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Star Trek Beyond Rumored Title For Star Trek 3

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The title for the third film of the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies may have become known with “Star Trek Beyond.”

TrekMovie.com spotted the title as it is registered with the Motion Picture Association of America; studios are required to register the title with the MPAA before the release.

They also claim they have it on “good authority” that “Star Trek Beyond” is the official title.

“Star Trek Beyond” fits with known story elements about the movie as the third film will head out into space.

Simon Pegg, who was brought on board to replace Roberto Orci, has stated it’s the start of their five year mission and they are out in space.

Idris Elba is rumored to be playing a Klingon, and Pegg recently offered in an interview that Elba will be playing a never-before-seen original character in a “kick-ass” role. Pegg also stated in the interview below they should start shooting in June.

“What we are hoping to do, is make a Star Trek for today that doesn’t forget where it came from,” Pegg said.

Star Trek 3” has a July 8, 2016 release date directed by Justin Lin.

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Billy Dee Williams Said To Cameo In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Cosmic Book News has been shying from reporting on Star Wars rumors as of late: a) because most of them are probably BS, and b) Abrams did say some are true, and I actually want to be able to enjoy the movie when it comes out this December.

However, this latest news is too good to pass up as the Boston Herald is reporting Billy Dee Williams will be returning as Lando Calrissian for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Williams previously made comments that he was unsure if he would be appearing, but would like to do so, and if this report happens to be true, Williams and Star Wars fans have been granted their wish.

“It will be a fun cameo. Billy’s definitely up for it,” a source told the Boston Herald.

The same report also suggests Simon Pegg may make a cameo as well.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer:

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J.J. Abrams Talks New Star Wars Lightsaber: Star Trek 3 Still Set In Space

Fans of Star Wars nervous about the new lightsaber seen in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer may be relieved to hear what J.J. Abrams says in the above video.

It turns out that all the reactions to the lightsaber – whether it works or not – were already thought of by Abrams and the crew working on Star Wars. Abrams says it was funny to see everyone talking about it.

“It’s been the funniest thing to see the arguments that have developed over this thing,” Abrams said. “It was a sketch that became a whole thing. This was not done without a lot of conversation, and it’s fun to see people have the conversation that we had, but in reverse.”

Abrams also lets it be known that he will be onboard Episodes VIII and IX as an executive producer and stated Rian Johnson is at least directing Star Wars: Episode VIII.

J.J. Abrams was also asked about Star Trek 3 as the movie has a new co-writer on board with Simon Pegg. When the title “Star Trek 3” was brought up, Abrams dismissed the notion with a smile.

“I don’t know ‘Star Trek 3’ really, though,” Abrams said, insinuating it will instead have a subtitle.

It’s then brought up that an example for the title could be “Star Trek: Adventures In Space,” with J.J. Abrams stating, “That is actually a great title,” and looking directly into the camera.

When Robert Orci was still attached to direct Star Trek 3, previous story details he let be known for the movie included that it would be set in space as well as would be closest to the original series more than any of the other prior movies.

With Abrams confirming Star Trek 3 will be set in space, it seems at least they are sticking with that aspect.

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer:

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