The World’s End US trailer is finally here

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A couple of days ago the UK trailer for The World’s End was released for the very first time. This was the first footage we’ve seen for the final movie in The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. Judging from the new trailer, the film promises to deliver the same charming brand of humor Wright and his frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost pioneered in such films as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

While the UK trailer wasn’t as funny as I expected from an Edgar Wright film, the new (and longer) trailer showcases some of the running gags, funny moments, and action that you’ll get from the film.

The World’s End completely changes the dynamic between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s characters. While Pegg was the lovable loser in Shaun of the Dead (Frost was a loser) and a S.O.B. do-gooder in Hot Fuzz (Frost was a lovable loser), The World’s End will have Pegg be an outright bastard. Wright and Pegg wanted to change things up with his character Gary King, since this would be the last film in the Cornetto trilogy. In the film, Pegg plays a loser trapped in the past who recruits his old pals to finish a famous pub-crawl in their hometown that they had once unsuccessfully attempted in their (much) younger days. Naturally, things don’t go quite according to plan as Gary, along with pals Andy (Nick Frost), Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman) and Peter (Eddie Marsan), literally find themselves possibly facing down the world’s end.

In the end, it is a total 180 the characters that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost played in Shaun of the Dead, and The World’s End would never have come to be if the stars didn’t align. Wright, at the Entertainment Weekly Capetown Fest panel, he spoke that with his responsibilities with Ant-Man, he knew that if went straight to Ant-Man then the final Cornetto film would never be made. So Pegg and Wright teamed up and finally came up with a story worthy enough to add to the trilogy.

The World’s End annihilates theaters on August 23rd.

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