Simon Pegg has been speaking to Total Film about JJ Abrams’ potential for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Shaun of the Dead star, a notorious critic of the prequel films, said the Star Trek director would invigorate George Lucas’ franchise.
“What will he bring to the franchise? Everything that was missing from the last three,” the English actor said.
“That’s what he did to Star Trek, really – invigorate it with a little bit of Star Wars magic. He switched it from science-fiction to science-fantasy.
“And I think if anyone can pull [Star Wars] out of the mire, it’s J.J. He’ll bring the fun back. Lucas seemed to misread what made the first ones great, and concentrate on things that people didn’t really care about, or wilfully ignore the things that people cared about. Whereas J.J. will embrace them all.
“We’re going to see the Millennium Falcon again. We’re going to see those characters again. All the things that we loved about the first three, we will see again.”