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Simon Pegg denies 'Star Wars Episode 7' rumour: 'It's Bantha poodoo'

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Star Trek Into Darkness actor Simon Pegg has dismissed speculation linking him with a role in Star Wars Episode 7.

The Hot Fuzz star has been tipped for a part in the new film since Star Trek filmmaker JJ Abrams was appointed as director, but has now quashed such rumours.

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"No idea where this silly rumour about me attached to the new Star Wars film came from but I can confirm that it's absolute Bantha poodoo (not true)," he wrote on Twitter.

Pegg, who has also worked with Abrams on the Mission: Impossible series in the past, was non-committal when Digital Spy quizzed him on the possibility of appearing in Star Wars.

"I've spoken to him and congratulated him but it's not written so there's no casting or anything," he said. "[Me having a role] just hasn't come up."

'Star Trek Into Darkness'- Simon Pegg

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Star Wars original trilogy actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford have all been linked with a return to the series for the seventh instalment, though no casting has been officially confirmed.

Star Wars Episode 7 is scheduled for release in 2015.

Watch Simon Pegg discuss the rivalry between Star Wars and Star Trek with Digital Spy below:

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