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The World’s End Featurette Centers On The Film’s Action and Heart

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This August we will see the end of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy with the release of The World’s End. A very loose series of films from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright has grown throughout the last nine years since the release of Shaun of the Dead in 2004. The film series is connected through its themes and genre tropes rather than narratively like in a traditional trilogy such as Back To The Future or Star Wars. Although the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy isn’t traditional, it’s still just as satisfying and entertaining, especially if you’re a genre fan. Focus Features recently released a featurette highlighting The World’s End’s connection to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and why Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost had more fun making the new science fiction genre film than any other film in the trilogy.

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The World’s End Comic-Con Panel Highlights The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy And Frienship

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The World's EndWith only a month out until the third and final film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy hits U.S. theaters, anticipation reached a fever pitch after Universal Studios and Focus Features presented The World’s End in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Moderated by Nerdist‘s Chris Hardwick, the panel was full of fun, excitement, a fondness for the trilogy as a whole, and the friendship between director Edgar Wright, and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

According to Cinema Blend, Hardwick mentioned that The World’s End has a Doctor Who feel to its storytelling. Wright picked up on that comment and added that if you ever want to watch an episode of Doctor Who where the Time Lord is completely hammered, then The World’s End is definitely the movie for you. He went on to joke about running up stairs to get away from Daleks, though Hardwick pointed out they hover now.

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Peter Jackson Discusses The World’s End With Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, And Nick Frost

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We’re just about a month away from the U.S. release of The World’s End. If you believe Simon Pegg, the third and final installment in the Three Flavours Cornetto (Blood and Ice Cream) trilogy will be “a much bigger proposition than the other two films” — those being Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. While the Hall H panel for The World’s End at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con isn’t until tomorrow, you can check out the very insightful 20-minute chat above, between director Edgar Wright, actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and, because why not, The Hobbit‘s Peter Jackson. Don’t let the length of the video chase you off; it’s definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of any of these guys.

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The World’s End Comic-Con Poster Revealed

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The World's End Comic Con PosterToday marks the start of the 43rd Annual San Diego Comic-Con International. Pop culture geeks and genre fans from around the world make the pilgrimage to sunny southern California every summer to celebrate the very best of pop culture movies, TV shows, video games, and comic books. This year fans will experience the third and final film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto (Blood and Ice Cream) trilogy: the social science fiction film The World’s End. To ramp up the fan experience in San Diego, Universal and Focus Features have released a new Comic-Con exclusive poster created by comic book artist/illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards.

Fans at Comic-Con this year will get a chance to participate in a scavenger hunt leading up to The World’s End’s panel in Hall H on Friday, July 19. Fans will have to scour the Gaslamp District to collect all 12 limited edition trading cards featuring the pubs in the movie’s “Golden Mile” pub-crawl. Once the first 50 people collect all 12 trading cards and follow @TheGoldenMileCC on Twitter, they will get VIP access to the special screening immediately following the panel. For everyone else, the special screening is first come, first served.

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Edgar Wright Says The World’s End Is About Living In The Past

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The World's EndThe third and final film in the “Three Flavours Cornetto (Blood and Ice Cream)” trilogy is one of the most anticipated films of the summer. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s The World’s End marks the conclusion of a film series that began with the horror comedy Shaun of the Dead in 2004 and continued with the buddy-cop/action film Hot Fuzz in 2007. Although The World’s End is already in theaters in the United Kingdom, genre fans in the States still have a bit longer to wait. In the meantime, we’ll have to let interviews with the World’d End crew tide us over.

In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, director Edgar Wright talks about the differences between The World’s End and the first two films in the trilogy. It appears that the central theme of The World’s End is growing up and leaving your childhood behind. Wright explains:

The difference with this one is that the actual character comedy is a little more honest and frank. I’d say it is both darker and also sillier, which seems like an odd combination, but I think when you see the movie, you’ll see why.

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The World’s End Early Reviews And Reactions Are Mainly Positive

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While the third and final film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto (Blood and Ice Cream) trilogy doesn’t come out for two more months in the United States, The World’s End is positioned to open in theaters across the United Kingdom on July 19. The world premiere for The World’s End is this Wednesday in London, but film critics in England have already seen the movie and posted their reviews online. While The World’s End received positive early reviews, there are some who suggest the film takes a slight turn from the other films in the trilogy (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz).

WARNING: VERY MINOR SPOILERS BELOW. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD’S END, STOP READING NOW!

Gary King!