Simon Pegg Replaces Bill Nighy as the Voice of Reepicheep

Posted June 20, 2010 8:45 am by Tirian

Simon Pegg, the new voice for Reepicheep

NarniaWeb has learned from a production source that Bill Nighy has been dropped from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and has been replaced by British actor Simon Pegg. Best known for his role as Scotty in the 2009 Star Trek film, Pegg has also appeared in Band of Brothers, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

This is not the first time that a major character in the Narnia film franchise has been recast. Fans will remember that Brian Cox was originally set to voice Aslan, but in July 2005 he was replaced by Liam Neeson.

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Here’s a brief clip of Simon Pegg speaking with TIME magazine:

31 Comments For This Story

  • icarus says:

    What on Earth? Simon Pegg replacing Bill Nighy who replaced Eddie Izzard?! What is going on?!

    To quote Eustace in the trailer – "This just keeps getting weirder and weirder!"

    • Tarwe, the Narnian Elf says:

      To quote the Dufflepuds: "You said it, Chief! No one could have said it neater or better! Keep it up, Chief, keep it up!"

    • DragonGirl28 says:

      LOL I know!

    • Reepicheep The Mouse says:

      Well, it was briefly talked about the voice of Reepicheep being replaced some time ago, but it never said who would be taking on this extrordinary roll, nor did it have any background on this person.

    • Lutra's Pearl says:

      I think it was the Chief Dufflebud that said the.

    • MurtaghLuv says:

      actually i think that was dufflepud who said that.

      • Haggith Tarkheena (trying to think of new name) says:

        No, no, that was Eustace. Besides, why would a Dufflepud say that? He LIVES in Narnia!

      • Lutra's Pearl says:

        Sorry guys but that was NOT Eustace that said that.

      • Omac the centaur says:

        @Lutra’s Pearl: How do you no?? Why would the duffer Be saying that? and Eustace Looked confused anyway. and it’s his first time in narnia… haha i’d probably say the same thing!

      • MurtaghLuv says:

        the way i came up with that it wasn’t eustace is that Eustace’s voice is deeper in the beginning part of the trailer, and the voice was high pitched, also it may be taken from a different part of the movie, who knows. and i didn’t want to create a fight when i posted the first comment. we are all untitled to our own opions, and we’ll just have to wait to see the finished product.

    • Haggith Tarkheena (trying to think of new name) says:

      HA HA! πŸ˜€ I totally agree. What is going on? It looks like Reepicheep’s voice is hard to find! Poooooor Reepicheep. . .

    • Not Of This World says:

      "Keep it up, Cheif, keep it up!" πŸ™‚

      I didn’t think the Reep in the trailer sounded like Nighy

  • Trufflehunter says:

    Wow! I don’t have much of an opinion, as Eddie Izzard has been replaced, and that’s that, but, regardless, this is still so unexpected!

  • Eva says:

    Strange!

    • Sir Jack says:

      you guys are kidding! really! I’m just so confused.. there is something REALLY weird going on with this movie! "this place is gettin weirder and weirder!" is this a late aprilsfools-joke? Is this a bad dream or what?
      I’m just shocked right now!

  • glumpuddle says:

    !!!

    What is going on here? Something very strange has been in the air for the past month.

    Is this a good sign or a bad sign?

    • Starlily says:

      That’s what I want to know–is this good or bad? Was his voice the one we heard in the trailer? And why do they keep recasting Reepicheep? This is just so confusing!

      • Not Of This World says:

        I think Pegg sounds more like Izzard then Nighy does. I’m happy with the change

    • Bother Eustace says:

      There’s like a curse or something over the character of Reep, they just can’t stick with any single actor… this is really weird!!

    • Griffle says:

      It’s a good sign! Simon Pegg! Yay!! This is totally awesome news! Simon Pegg is a comedian at heart just like Eddie Izzard. Bill Nighy is a great actor, but it just didn’t seem right. Simon Pegg is perfect for this! I wonder if it was him that we heard doing the voice of Reepicheep in the trailer, didn’t sound like Nighy.

      • Alambil and Tarva says:

        Yeah, I was wondering if that was Nighy’s voice in the trailer…it didn’t sound right. But anyway, I don’t think this is much cause for worry–since they’re in post-production stage already, they probably replaced Nighy with Pegg a long time ago but never actually officially announced it. I mean, why would you have someone coming in to voice the character for a year, and then randomly switch him 6 months before the release date?

        Anyway, I liked how Reep sounded in the trailer. It was close enough to Eddie’s voice, but just rougher and "older," which is what they were going for, since Reep is obviously older (and mice do age faster than people). I think it fit perfectly. I know Lewis always described Reep as having a "shrill" and "piping" voice, but I could never quite hear that in my head. Plus, for movie purposes, they don’t want to make Reep look totally ridiculous by having him have a voice that is way too high-pitched.

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        I agree Alambil and Tarva, Reep should have a shrill and piping voice. Like Bill Nighy’s!!!

    • Glenstorm the Great says:

      ditto!!! this is SOOOO weird :S

  • Eric says:

    Wow. Just wow. The production of VDT has been so strange. Between the horrible trailer, uninteresting poster, odd theatre stand, misleading synopsis, and most of all the double recast of Reep from Izzard to Nighy to Pegg, this may have been the oddest period of my life.

  • Eric says:

    This late into production?!?! Besides, Pegg isn’t a good choice at all.

    • glumPuddle says:

      Liam Neeson was announced as the voice of Aslan less than five months before the release! He replaced Brian Cox.

      • Eric says:

        Very true, GP, but the production of LWW was fairly routine compared to VDT. It’s insane how quiet Fox was and then in a few days there is more major news than I can handle at once.

    • MurtaghLuv says:

      Its not the late really cause I mean we have only seen the trailer so who knows how much of the cgi characters have been done.
      I wonder if they just used eddie izzard’s voice in the trailer because all he says is your majesties, which he also said in pc, cause it sounded so much like eddie

      • The Archenlander says:

        thats what i was thinking, i was hoping it wasnt him because it sounded a lot like him…but there was another line in the trailer that reep said when he was climbing the mast. that wasnt in pc. so idk what is up

      • MurtaghLuv says:

        i don’t think reepicheep actually said anything when on then mast i think that was Coriakin, but then agian i might be wrong

  • Young playwright from Narnia says:

    I think he will do a better voice for Reep than Nighty, because he voiced the weasel with an eyepatch in Ice Age and that fits Reep more than old grim Davy Jones.
    I guess there will be another replacement soon. Just kidding

    • Starlily says:

      Oh, he was the weasel in Ice Age 3? Hmm…maybe he’ll work out good then. But only time and more movie footage will tell.

    • icarus says:

      Bill Nighy’s normal voice sounds absolutely nothing like that of Davy Jones, which just goes to show you how good a voice actor he is.

      And if Simon Pegg makes his Reepicheep sound anything like that irritating weasel character in Ice Age 3 i will be very upset. Just simply awful.

      • Starlily says:

        Well, I don’t mean that I want Reep to sound like the weasel. Not at all! I just thought…well…I don’t know…Simon Pegg can do enthusiastic small animated creatures???

        I just hope right now that he can do a voice for Reep that can be at times energetic, at times more serious and dignified. I just really hope this is a good sign and not a bad sign that they keep recasting Reep! Maybe they’re trying to get him just right, and taking great care with his character. That could be a good sign…

        Yeah, I’m really confuzzled right now.

  • Nathan says:

    so…..who’s voice was it in the trailer? Because whoever it was, they sound very much like what Eddy Izzard sounded like in Caspian. I think this guy can definitely sound like Izzard much better than Nighy, so I tend to think he’s the one they had in the trailer.

  • adamie says:

    WOW, that’s, well, strange. I just got used to Bill Nighy. But is this the voice we heard in the trailer, because that one seemed alright.

    Oh, and my reepicheep voice test doesn’t make sense anymore.Darn it!

  • icarus says:

    At least with the Bill Nighy re-casting it was clearly a big positive step up from a comedic actor to a dramatic actor, which could only have benefited Reepicheep’s more serious narrative elements in VDT. But now we are going back to a comedic actor? An a comedic actor who isn’t even as good as Eddie Izzard? I really don’t get it. Why not just stick with Eddie in that case?

    • Griffle says:

      What are you talking about? (*shocked*) Simon Pegg is hilariously funny in a lot of the stuff he’s done. (Spaced, Big Train etc.) Btw, what’s this "best known for his role as Scotty in Star Trek (2009)" nonsense all about? Don’t tell me you’ve never seen the genius work of Edgar Wright? I mean, comon people! Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz are two of the best films ever made in their respective genres.

      • icarus says:

        I just find most of Simon Pegg’s comedy output (Spaced in particular) to be incredibly overrated. And most of his mainstream acting output (Mission Impossible 3, Star Trek etc) to be more irritating than anything else.

  • glumPuddle says:

    First impression: I like this voice a little better than Nighy’s. But right now I’m just in shock.

  • Ugly Pig says:

    What?! Okay, this is starting to get ridiculous.

  • AK says:

    I think he’ll be fine. While watching the trailer, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the voice of Reepicheep sounded more like Eddie Izzard’s rendition in PC than I had been expecting it to, which I think works a little better as far as consistency goes. Pegg also has a pretty animated (no pun intended) voice (or can have-I realize he was pretty sedate in the clip above). When you’re voicing an animated character, you need to get the emotions across. Subtle acting changes don’t travel through the mic the same way they do on camera. And Reep’s got a pretty broad range of emotions/scenarios in this. I’ll go in looking to like the movie no matter who’s doing the voice (remember the good old days when animated characters were voiced by people we’d never heard of so it was simply that character’s voice?) As someone said in another thread, don’t condemn the movie before you’ve seen it.

  • pselpevensie says:

    what is it with reepicheep???? this is his third voice! why was bill nighy dropped? (i can’t wait to hear what aslan was originally going to sound like ;-))

  • maeplus says:

    I’m surprised this announcement didn’t mention Izzard.

  • Silver the Wanderer says:

    Lets all play "Musical Voices"! πŸ˜›

  • Ari says:

    Oh, COME ON! I hate it when films do this sort of thing! Recasting just changed the whole movie practically! Bill Nighy is also one of my favourite actors, too! Not. Cool.

  • aravis_tarkina says:

    Anybody else notice that both Bill Nighy and Simon Pegg were in Shaun of the Dead together?

  • wolfloversk says:

    Wait a minute!!!
    On the official site it said Bill Nighy… at least it did yesterday.

  • Lucy says:

    So who was Reep’s voice in the trailer, then?

  • Lucy says:

    Wait a minute, isn’t that the dude from that sci-fi movie that said, "I like this ship…it’s exciting!" when someone got punched in the face?

    • Silver the Wanderer says:

      Star Trek? Yeah, that’s him.

    • athena says:

      yep, except he put on a scottish accent. hence the name ‘scotty’.

    • icarus says:

      Yeah – as Scotty in the recent Star Trek remake. Except there he was doing a (really bad) scottish accent, which (you would hope) he wouldn’t be doing as Reepicheep.

      Not sure who’s voice that is in the trailer, definitely doesn’t sound like Nighy, but doesn’t sound all that like Pegg either. Then again, its often hard to match an unknown voice to a face, especially when they may be effecting an accent or any other such change in their usual voice.

      • AJAiken says:

        Actually, Simon Pegg did a pretty excellent Scottish accent in "Star Trek" – that is, a Glaswegian Scottish accent. As the character is actually supposed to be from Linlithgow it’s not perfect, but I think that’s being a bit too picky. πŸ˜‰
        Anyway he did a lot better than Mel Gibson.

      • Puddleglum says:

        You think Gibson was bad?
        Try imagining The Governor of California trying to wrap a Norse accent around his native Austrian. If you can’t, watch about five minutes of "Conan the Barbarian".
        From what I hear they had to cut an entire scene because instead of saying "plundering" it came out "blundering".

  • Anonymous says:

    I have just one question: so the voice of Reepicheep we heard in the VDT trailer is Nighty or Pegg’s voice?! Somebody, please, help me understand this weird dilemma?!

    • wolfloversk says:

      unfcortunately the only ones who’ll probably be able to tell you that are the production crew.

  • Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Wow. I LOVE Simon Pegg as Scotty in Star Trek. I hope he does a good job as Reepicheep. I like his voice better than Eddie Izzards personally. And I thought Bill Nighy’s voice was a little deep for Reepicheep. Was that his voice in the trailer?

  • narnian resident says:

    well, i have to say i sure like his voice alot better than Bill Nighy, and i think he will do a better job at doing Reepicheep. i just dont understand why they must change so much, but it’s really not their fault if an actor decides not to do it or something else comes up and they cant do it. im not all freaked out like some people. sometimes there’s just some things they have to do and change to make a success, and im not going to get mad over something i cant fix. Narnia fans, at least be happy there is a Reepicheep at all!

  • GlimGlum says:

    These things happen. Whatever the reason, I want Reepicheep to be the best he can be both in animation and voice. πŸ™‚

    Don’t know why director Michael Apted and the producers made the decision but I’m sure they want the best for Reepicheep as well. Time wil tell…

  • Feather~Light~Heart says:

    Well I’m just keeping my chin up and hoping for the best, and when the movie comes out, then I’ll decide.

  • KingSkandartheJust says:

    Man…wow. I have never seen so much change in one character before. well congrats to Simon Pegg for making it in and I wish you the best of luck and hope you aren’t replaced! = D = P!!

  • Stone says:

    I think we should give Mr. Pegg a chance. It’s not really fair to say that he won’t do the role justice simply because most of his work leans more towards a kind of comedy. Especially when that kind of comedy requires for the roles that he’s in to be very dramatic. Something else to consider is that with the exception of "Scotty" from the new Star Trek movie we’ve actually seen very little of Pegg outside the comedy context (ah, yes, I stand corrected, he was also a bad guy in an episode of Doctor Who some years back), so we really have no grounds to say with any real evidence that he’ll do a poor job with Reepicheep. I think he definitely has the potential to do the role justice as he’s neither limited to comedy nor to drama.

    • AK says:

      He had some rather dramatic moments in Spaced, as well, even though most of that show was comedy.

      [And in regards to something someone said about his accent in Star Trek being inaccurate for where he was supposed to be from — that’s several centuries in the future; accents will definitely have changed by then]

  • daughter of the King says:

    ????? That was…..unexpected. I can’t even come up with anything to say.

  • always narnian says:

    O wow, that is very interesting- but hey! I am glad they ended up wit Liam Neeson!

  • The Gatekeeper says:

    Ummmm…this seems rather late. Still, I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I liked him as Scotty. πŸ™‚

  • I_LiVe_iN_NarNia:P says:

    Haha I love Simon Pegg! He was awesome in Hot Fuzz πŸ™‚ I don’t think they’d use Nighy’s voice in the trailer if they weren’t going to use it in the actually film.

  • Watziznehm says:

    Okay, I saw this guy as Scotty in Star Trek. He did a superb job I thought. Still, this really makes me wonder why they didn’t use Eddie Izzard again. I mean, why not stick with what worked? There must have been a road block on Izzard’s part – a contractual thing or perhaps he simply wasn’t available.

  • theprincessspy says:

    So what, are they going to re-record everything? *rolls eyes* Because there were some Reep lines in the trailer… (Just shows how different the trailer will be from the film.)

    • Tauriel says:

      That was Simon Pegg’s voice in the trailer, not Bill Nighy’s. I’d say Nighy was replaced some time ago, it was only publicised now. πŸ™‚

      • wolfloversk says:

        do you know this for a fact?

      • Tauriel says:

        wolfloversk: No, I don’t know it for a fact, but it’s a common practice in filmmaking industry that the producers don’t always reveal casting (and other) decisions immediately to the public. It makes sense, and would also explains the fact that Reep’s voice in the trailer sounds an awful lot like Simon Pegg. πŸ˜‰

  • silverPhoenix says:

    Eh…what the heck?! Oh well, the Aslan replacement turned out fine, so hopefully this will too.

    • Narnian Meerkat says:

      Whoa, whoa, whoa, what do you mean by ASLAN replacement? (worried look)

      • silverPhoenix says:

        Narnian Meerkat says:June 20th, 2010 on 6:54 PM
        Whoa, whoa, whoa, what do you mean by ASLAN replacement? (worried look)

        REPLY
        Sorry! Didn’t mean to freak anyone out! I meant when Liam Neeson replaced Brian Cox for the role of Aslan in 2005.

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Ohhhhhhh. . .Okay. I never heard of that. You see, my sisters and I didn’t know about Narniaweb.com until AFTER we saw The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Okay. I’m calm now. πŸ™‚

  • Claire-ayes says:

    What is going on! Oh, I liked Nighy – he has such an amazing voice. Pegg – well, I like him, but as Reepicheep? I can’t decide, I haven’t had a problem with any of these actors, but I have an issue with this uncertainty!! So, who was it in the trailers then?

  • Christian Miles says:

    Good. This guy is much better than Nighy. Maybe they recognized that.

    • Narnian Meerkat says:

      Hey, is your picture a drawing of a green version of Saphira from that movie Eragon? I like that movie! πŸ™‚

  • Fire Berry says:

    Interesting…I’m curious as to why they changed actors once again.

  • Danielmy Brother says:

    He sounded like Eddie Izzard in the trailer. I’m not to worried.

  • Anna's Sister says:

    Here we go again. How many times are they going to replace this poor character.

  • HighQueen_Of_LanternWaste says:

    Very strange…not sure what to make of it. I wonder if that was his voice in the trailer.

  • Mr. Anderson says:

    I like Bill Nighy better, as an actor, but right now I have no opinion as to who would be a better voice for Reepicheep…I’m just going to wait and see. ^_^

  • Waleed Sajjad Khan says:

    WOW!!! so then the chief dufflepud or eustace whoever said it was right! it DOES keep getting wierder and wierder!!!

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    can they just make up their minds!!!

  • Brooke says:

    at least the role keeps being replaced by other great actors, and not sucky ones. πŸ˜›

  • Tauriel says:

    Ahhh… That explains things. πŸ™‚ That Reepicheep’s line in the trailer "Your Majesties", I thought "Hold on, that’s not Bill Nighy! Have they used Eddie Izzard’s voice from the first film or what?" I think it’s a good thing, because Simon Pegg’s voice is a lot closer to Eddie Izzard’s than Bill Nighy’s is. And Pegg is a great actor, too, so I’m quite happy with the choice. πŸ˜€

    • Narnian Meerkat says:

      Yeah I do agree that Simon’s voie is really close to Eddie’s, but still. I would really like Bill to do it. He would make Reep sound more couragess and tough. And, since Aslan taught him that lesson of humilty, he would sound wiser I guess. Oh, well. A voice is a voice.

  • Fire vein says:

    If they change his voice again I’m going to scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Narnian Meerkat says:

    MAN!!!! I wish Bill Nighy will do iiiiiiiit! That just SUCKS. . .
    No wonder Reepicheep in the trailer didn’t sound at all like Bill Nighy. By the way, I found a new name for me, who was Haggith Tarkheena. It is now Narnian Meerkat. Like it?

    • Narnian Meerkat says:

      (finishing comet) πŸ™‚ I just love Meerkats. I actually made up a Meerkat Knight in Narnia who first appears in Prince Caspian. His name is Meerephy, and he is a good natured, kind meerkat. πŸ™‚ He also has 3 brothers who are also knights named, Leo, Ian and Eagle-eye.

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Oh, and they are not 12 inches high like normal meerkats. I made up that the Talking Meerkats are 30 inches tall.
        Meerephy is good friends with Reepicheep, who trained him to be a good sword fighter. πŸ™‚

      • Miss Polly Plummer says:

        Interesting! Never heard of a Narnian meerkat. now I have.

      • wolfloversk says:

        The filmmakers should put them in the movies πŸ˜‰
        Have you ever seen Meerkat Manor?

      • Omac the centaur says:

        coolness. we can use u small type in the battle. πŸ™‚

      • Puddleglum says:

        Perhaps they would do well in tunnel fighting with the dwarves.

      • Omac the centaur says:

        yup. boy could i use some oats or a bag of sugar right now..

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Oh, yes Puddleglum! That would be awesome and perfect! The Four Brave Meerkats (as whom I call them) would be perfect to do that because they are good at tunnels.
        You guys are giving me good ideas. Thanks! πŸ™‚

      • Puddleglum says:

        Sugar with your oats?

        Do centaurs brush their teeth?

      • Omac the centaur says:

        not in my time..

    • Narnian Meerkat says:

      Yes wolfloversk, I have heard and seen Meerkat Manor. I love that show! πŸ˜€ And yes, they really should put Talking Meerkats in the Narnia movies. It would be cool!
      Did you guys ever make made up charecters? Thank you for your comets! πŸ™‚

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Ha, ha! Funny Omac the Centaur. You’re awesome.

      • Omac the centaur says:

        and to you, my small friend. πŸ™‚ (and in answer to your question yes i make many. including my name, the centaur.)

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Ooooo! Tell me about your made up charecters oh mighty Omac! πŸ™‚

        I pretend that the Talking Meerkats didn’t become talking at all until near the end of the Golden Age.
        And, in the Horse and His Boy, their’s this lone, gruffy looking Meerkat, named Mr. Gruffle. He’s a Achenland desert Meerkat. Since Meerkats live in deserts, I pretend that Meerephy (when he was a pup) and his family used to live in the deserts of Archenland, but then they decided to move to Narnia. Soon after, alot of Meerkat families moved to Narnia, because they thought it would be nice their, and they would be closer to Aslan. πŸ™‚
        I’m sorry, am I talking too much for you? πŸ™‚

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Hey, Omac, we could pretend Meerephy and his three brothers are friends with your centaur. πŸ™‚

      • Omac the centaur says:

        haha no, there are a lot of squirrels near my house.. big talkers. πŸ™‚ I suppose meerkats are the same way? anyway, sure. (a centaur would be far to polite to turn down a friend request.) πŸ˜‰

      • Omac the centaur says:

        feldon: a griffin. fiddle glim: marsh wiggle. Morgwrath: minotaur. torshin: faun.—- these are the main creatures. πŸ™‚

      • Omac the centaur says:

        oh, and a half Man half Merman. he looks like a man, but can swim just as good as a merman. or something like that. πŸ˜‰ made a great spy during the reign of the telmarines.

      • Narnian Meerkat says:

        Oh, awesome! πŸ˜€ That griffin sounds cool. Feldon. . .like the name. My sister and I made up griffins too. Aryoch, who is the Leader of all Griffins who appears in LWW, and his brother, Aquilla, which means "Bird of Prey" I think.

        It seems to me that you like to make up chareceters who are strong and bold. πŸ™‚ Thats awesome. πŸ˜‰ I mostly like making up charecters who are Talking Animals and mythical creature/animals.

        And your half Man and half Merman sounds familar to what my sister and I made up. They’re people, but water people. Kinda like Nyads, but not spirits.

      • Omac the centaur says:

        Ya thats probably because they are all around the time of the telmarines, tho Omac was alive into the reign of king Rilian.

    • Haggith Tarkheena says:

      Sure, I guess some meerkats are big talkers. . .:D

  • Miss Polly Plummer says:

    I don’t know what they think they are doing! I LIKED EDDIE IZZARD! HARUMPH! Poor reep,they can’t find the right voice for him! Why do they keep on changing?

  • Boke_Wyrm says:

    Well, I liked Simon Pegg as Scotty, so I for one approve, if only because so much more can go wrong in making a film from a beloved book. Come to think of it, Prince Caspian probably suffered from too many people not being replaced after LWW…seriously, I approved of Bill Nighy but this is not going to hurt.

  • TumnusTheBrave says:

    Im really not liking this. Eddie should do it

  • Warrior 4 Jesus says:

    Wow. That’s an interesting change but Simon Pegg is very good. He’s also playing one of Detective Thompson in next year’s Tintin movie.

  • Omac the centaur says:

    um, i’m confused.. can some1 tell me why? I thought they already finished filming and all that kind of stuff long ago! and the trailer?? do they switch it?! ahh! ………..hm, thats interesting. cool.

  • dearheart says:

    I don’t care who voices Reepicheep. I care, very much, that they stuck in the White Witch, for no good reason, AGAIN.

  • Edmund-is-hot says:

    Okay…interesting πŸ™‚

  • Embrace says:

    This is indeed weird! But quite good in a way since Simon Pegg might do Eddie Izzards voice even better than Bill Nighy! HeΒ΄s almost as funny as Eddie Izzard as well!

  • aslan1980 says:

    Bill Nighy voice on the trailer was perfect. It was Lucy who I could not understand. You wait two years for a trailer and the second line you hear is poorly delivered. Everytime I watch the trailer it spoils the whole thing for me. Let the actor use her own voice instead of the one they are using in the trailer. Not using Nighy who really did match up to Eddie Izzard’s voice is unbelievable. Simon Pegg performance ruined Star Trek and he is going to ruin this one as well.

    • Tauriel says:

      aslan1980, that was definitely NOT Bill Nighy’s voice in the trailer. And I don’t know what you mean by poorly delivered lines in the trailer – I could understand them all perfectly, and I’m not even a native English speaker! I suggest you clean your ears… πŸ˜‰

      • aslan1980 says:

        I always thought the first speech by Reepicheep was Eddie Izzard being reused from Prince Caspian and the second speech was Nighy. If you listen to the first line Lucy speaks it is rushed and not spoken clearly. By trying to speak with a cut glass english accent she runs the words into each other and it is just hard to understand. It sounds like they are still dubbing this film so maybe they should fix it.

    • Embrace says:

      Simon Pegg is really funny and was one of the BEST things about an otherwise only okay movie like Star Trek.

    • bkey says:

      A little harsh isn’t it? Did Pegg’s 15 minutes of screentime as Scotty really ruin the whole Star Trek movie for you?

      That obviously wasn’t Nighy in the trailer. I think Pegg will do fine.

  • Xenithar says:

    Wow they better hurry up and get all the voice overs done for Reepicheep; the movie’s coming out this year!

  • Embrace says:

    King ReCastian And The Voice Of The Dawn Trailer…

  • Weapon Master says:

    I’m just as confused as anyone, but PLEASE don’t blow things out of proportion at this stage. As long as Reepicheep is voiced well, does it really make a ton of difference who does it?

  • Aslanisthebest says:

    Well, it is pretty confusing why they’re just replcing Reepicheep’s voice, but… ah, well, it’s a change I don’t mind provided there aren’t any other leading-to-major changes tagging behind.

    • JadistarkilleR says:

      confusing indeed. so whose voice was that in the trailer? Simon Pegg’s or Bill Nighy?

      and why is it that they’re not getting Eddie Izzard back?

      oh and not that i doubt Pegg’s caliber (he is such a great actor. hello Hot Fuzz?!?! :D) but if he’s gonna start having Reep sound like Scotty i’m gonna laugh out loud so much whenever he talks the cinema people will throw me out.

  • Abren says:

    I have no idea why they would replace his voice because repicheeps voice was perfect, but ive seen simon pegg in many movies including Star Trek 2009 in which he was amazing, so i have no doubt he will do a good job

    • Teddy C says:

      Amazing? That’s a pretty loaded word to describe a good acting performance.

      • Orieus_Freak says:

        Considering the entire cast in Star Trek was amazing, it’s not that loaded. I think he’ll do an amazing job as Reepicheep, as long as he doesn’t sound too different =)

  • ArwinUndomiel says:

    I Loved him in Star Trek, so maybe it isn’t that bad of a change. But in the trailer it sounded like the other guy. So, what are they going to do? And what was wrong with the other guy???
    Again though, I loved him in Star Trek, "I LIKE this ship. It’s so exciting!" lol

  • Timo says:

    he looks like a mouse.. That’s a good thning I think? :p

  • Fire Fairy says:

    Who cares who does Reep, as long as it sounds like him? That’s all that matters to me, is that he /sounds/ like Reepicheep!

  • Matthias of Redwall says:

    "Beam me up Scotty!"

    "Captain, I’m givin it all she’s got!"

  • Luiz Alves says:

    Funny how the news says he is best known by those movies, and I can only see him as Shaun from Shaun of the Dead and Tim Bisley from Spaced.

    • Wyldeirishman says:

      Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

    • Warrior 4 Jesus says:

      He is best known for the roles you mentioned but NarniaWeb is hardly going to encourage it’s members (many of which are rather young) to watch movies/TV series with strong language – no matter how creative and well-written they are.

      • tolkienlewisfan says:

        just because you mention it does not mean your supporting it. Like if Heath Ledger was in a role for narnia (yes he’s dead humor me) and they mentioned him playing in Brokeback Mountain it doesn’t mean Narniaweb promotes same-sex relationships.

  • Sammie says:

    I think Simon Pegg will do just fine as Reepicheep. The first time I ever saw Pegg was actually as a self-serving, corporate-like villain in "Doctor Who", and he did it so well I was surprised to read that he was actually known for comedy. He also has a nice enough narrative voice (see all of the "Doctor Who Confidentials" from the Eccleston season). I believe he’ll be just as good as Izzard was.

    I’m just glad they didn’t, you know, recast Lucy or something.

  • Christopher says:

    WOW! That’s a great choice! (Little homage to the STAPLES commercial. Hee Hee.) But seriously, I am MUCH more comfortable with Simon Pegg voicing Reepicheep, than Bill Nighy. Simon’s perfect! I thought he was absolutely adorable as BUCK THE WEASEL in ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS. They’re a lot the same, too! Buck was a charming, smooth-talking swashbuckler, just like Reepicheep! This is a wonderful, pleasant surprise! I’m very happy with this Reepicheep! Now…. set sail, Dawn Treader!

  • tolkienlewisfan says:

    WTF! Repicheep is suffering an identity crisis lol.

  • NarniaFan says:

    If Pegg did the voice in the trailer, it’s spot-on with Reepicheep in Prince Caspian. The continuity is much better this way… Now if only they would have kept Caspian’s accent, all would be good. πŸ™

  • Lanturn wast says:

    Sweet niblits I love this guy, his accent is so cool I can’t wait. πŸ™‚

  • HighQueenofNarnia says:

    Okey-doke, I am officially completely confused! Reepicheep voice recast… twice! *looks to make sure that it isn’t April 1st* Is this a joke? What in the name of fishballs is production trying to do?
    Well, at least nobody else has been recast.

  • Cynthia says:

    kind of random to change voices to Bill Nighy and then drop him before he even records as Reep in a movie officially… but I think I like it. I was initially concerned that, although Bill Nighy is a great actor, his voice was too deep for Reep. Simon Pegg is a great choice in my opinion. a much better voice

  • NarnianAllTheWay says:

    Was he the voice of Reepicheep in the trailer? Or was that Bill Nighy?

  • ibart9 says:

    oh geez. i pray it wasnt pegg’s voice in the trailer. i cant stand "trailer Reepicheep"’s voice

    • ibart9 says:

      ok i went back and listened to Reep in the trailer, then to Pegg’s Time interview. Trailer Reep’s voice sounds a little bit too high & smooth to be MY REEPICHEEP. Pegg’s voice is slightly lower and more gravely than Traler Reep, so unless they whipped out voice tweaks, I think it might be Nighy

      • lysander says:

        I don’t understand why everyone is adverse to the idea of Reep’s voice being high and squeaky. Lewis described it as "shrill and piping," aka, sort of like a real mouse’s. Why everyone expects for him to have a deeper voice is lost on me.

        I was really excited about having Bill Nighy in this role, but I can live with Pegg.

  • asel15 says:

    Ok, this is weird. Somehow sombinging like my 2 favorite things (star trek and narnia). I do think Simon Pegg is a much better choie than the other guy… just in my opinion .

  • Countess Shamira says:

    I sure am going to miss the actor who first voiced Reep.
    Even if the newest one is supposed to be better.

  • MurtaghLuv says:

    relieved! nighy didn’t seem the right voice. but pegg might just be the runner up from izzard. so i’ll just have to wait and see

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