Variety is reporting that Simon Pegg is in talks to join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One by Ernie Cline. Pegg would be playing Ogden Morrow, the creator of the virtual reality world The Oasis, where most of the action of Ready Player One takes place.
This is a fantastic choice, and I really hope it goes through. Pegg has consistently been the best part of every blockbuster franchise he’s involved with – hell, he’s even got the most quotable part of The Force Awakens. When he’s done being Scotty in the latest Star Trek, which he also wrote, he would be a great choice to bring the kindly snarkiness of Morrow to life.
I just really, really hope we get to see him as an undead skeleton, challenging kids to play him in Joust.
Ready Player One will hit screens in March of 2018, which is too damn long to wait.