Simon Pegg wants to go into space with Tom Cruise

Gregory Wakeman
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BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 29: Actor Tom Cruise (L) and actor Simon Pegg attend 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' press conference at the Imperial Ancestral Temple on August 29, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images)
Actor Tom Cruise (L) and actor Simon Pegg attend 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' press conference, 2018. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images)

Simon Pegg has declared his interest in joining Tom Cruise in space for a potential movie.

Back in May there were reports that Cruise was working alongside Elon Musk’s Space X and NASA for the first ever narrative feature film to be shot in outer space.

Even though it was specifically reported that the action adventure movie wouldn’t be part of the Mission: Impossible series, Pegg still told NME that he would “love to go into space” for it.

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“It would be amazing! But you know, you have to also think about your family and safety and stuff. Tom never does anything recklessly and all of his stunts are meticulously designed, rehearsed and trained for. If he does it, it will be really safe. So, I don’t know, you never know.”

Simon Pegg says he and Ving Rhames have bigger roles in the Mission: Impossible sequels (Image by Paramount Pictures)
Simon Pegg says he and Ving Rhames have bigger roles in the Mission: Impossible sequels (Image by Paramount Pictures)

Since that intergalactic movie is still in the very early stages of development, the conversation soon turned to the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels, which will see Pegg return as Benji Dunn.

According to Pegg, writer and director Christopher McQuarrie has given Dunn and Ving Rhames’ Luther Stickell much bigger roles for the seventh and eight installments, too, which are being filmed back to back.

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“I know the basic story of the two movies and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Pegg continued. “With me and Ving, you know, we’ve put the hours in now so we’d hope we would get some kind of payback to give our characters their own arc, something really interesting to do and I think we have that now.”

“It’s great because it obviously gives you something to get your teeth into as an actor and you don’t want to be hanging around waiting to do stuff on set. You want to be on set and if you are the main actor, then you do get to do that the most. It was really nice. I hope I can continue to do that.”