The Ice Age franchise just got a little bit more exciting with the news that Simon Pegg has signed on to provide a voice to Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The Star Trek star will voice a character called Buck, a "larger than life, swashbuckling, one-eyed weasel". Best character description ever.
The story sees Buck help mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sloth Sid (John Leguizamo) and sabretooth tiger Diego (Dennis Leary) when they fall into the lost world beneath the Ice Age where dinosaurs still roam*. Buck has a Captain Ahab-alike obsession with the Baryonyx dinosaur Rudy, who's the reason he's one-eyed and whose tooth he carries with him.
Queen Latifah, Josh Peck and Seann William Scott also star, with Carlos Saldanha directing. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will be out on July 1.