Simon Pegg is reportedly in talks to return for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pegg would reprise his role of lab geek Benji Dunn. Similar to his portrayal of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in STAR TREK, Pegg brought much-appreciated comic relief to MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III and would make a welcome addition to the cast of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV.
Interestingly, Both M:I III and STAR TREK were directed by J.J. Abrams, but for M:I IV, Abrams will only be contributing as a producer. Though the project has not yet been officially greenlit, the film is likely to being shooting this September and is set for a December 16, 2011 release.