Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright Working Together on New Movie

     August 19, 2014


It would be shocking if Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright never worked together on a movie following The World’s End, and thankfully, the two will continue their creative partnership.  On a recent interview with BBC Music 6, Pegg announced that he and Wright were pursuing a new project.  “Edgar and I were having a conversation the other day about it, and it has a title and everything. We’re kind of into a creative cycle now…” said Pegg.  “We’ve all got different things [going] on and we know we have to get those things done. The coming-together thing is without question on the table and will happen when we can do it.”

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edgar-wright-simon-pegg-the-worlds-endIn the interview with BBC, Pegg added:

When we said the trilogy was over, it was because that group of films was over. They’re all kind of related with each other and deal with a specific idea. There’s a criteria to those films…The next thing we do won’t do that, it will just be something else. It will happen. We made three films in ten years and hopefully in the next decade we’ll make another three…I really love working with those guys and I wouldn’t ever not want to work with them. It’s not even a question.

It’s good to know the ball is rolling, and hopefully fans will be patient since Pegg and Wright each have individual commitments.  Pegg has Mission: Impossible 5 followed by Star Trek 3 not to mention any unannounced indies he likes to pursue in between blockbusters.  As for Wright, he’ll be directing the action-crime flick Baby Driver followed by the delightfully insane-sounding Grasshopper Jungle.

It’s good to know that Pegg and Wright are back at it (and since Pegg mentions “those guys”, I’m assuming Nick Frost will be involved as well), and even if it might be a while before we see their next project, I’m betting it will be worth the wait.

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  • Slade

    Good. I love Wrights style so I’m there for any movie he’s behind the camera for.

  • Walt Gamble

    I’m going to make the most redundant comment in colliders history and just say ‘Yay’

  • Person

    It would be so cool if this movie ended up being some kind of comedy/satire based off of Wright’s experience with Ant-Man.

    • WhoIsTheDoctor

      Yeah and get the fuck over it. You wright fan girls need to leave the bandwagon and leave Marvel while your at it. He’s no amazing director he’s no Nolan or Spielberg he’s just a director who spent over a decade on 1 film.

      • Al

        And Marvel will never work with a Nolan or Spielberg if they can’t even work with Wright.

        Everyone who points at Guardians as a way of saying Marvel knows what they’re doing is missing their own analogy. James Gunn was allowed to stay on his quirky project instead of Marvel dumping him for a safe pick. That is actually the opposite of what happened with Wright.

        Guardians was good because Gunn was allowed to be himself. Ant-man was going to suffer because Wright wasn’t. So he walked.

        Now, of course that doesn’t mean any other Ant Man film will be automatically bad. I feel like the Pro-Marvel radicals are missing that. No one is saying any Ant Man film other then Wrights will be bad.

        The reason it looks to be the case with this Ant-Man film is because of a rushed production and a lackluster replacement. Not enough time was put into this new pre-production. So even if Reed’s Ant-man ends up being good, it probably could have been great if he was given more time. Its just the situation was handled so poorly.

      • Lex Walker

        You have no idea why Wright left. You’re basing this off of your impassioned love for Wright’s work and not any actual news item (none of which have offered any clear reason beyond “creative differences” over a movie in a franchise that has evolved a long ways from when Wright started his work).

        You don’t even know why you’re upset.

      • Al

        I think you’re missing the part where I said my concerns mostly come from the limited time table for turn around time.

        As for not knowing why he left, many have reported Wright left because of a re-write that was later confirmed by Marvel to have taken place. While that doesn’t 100% guarantee thats the story, its in no way based on nothing.

        So you know what, whether the reasons for Wrights leaving are totally his fault or not, I don’t see how you can dismiss someone simply saying they would have preferred to see his film over the take from someone whose body of work isn’t quite on par. Of course thats all opinion based. Of course that doesn’t mean Reed can’t make a good Ant-Man film.

        I’ve said on almost every thread that while I would rather see a Wright directed Ant-Man, I still hope the best for Reed (even if I’m not so optimistic.)

        The large point here is I can separate my fears from my preferences. I prefer Edger, I’m worried for Ant-Man because of an extraordinarily shortened final draft to pre-production timetable.

        And before anyone jumps down my throat again, I’m STILL not even saying it can’t be done. I’m worried.

        Jes. Us.

      • Lex Walker

        The turn table is hardly limited. Ant-Man isn’t the special effects spectacle that Iron Man or Thor is. It’s a heist film with a few sequences of size change. That kind of movie can be filmed in 3 months, with maybe 1-2 months of reshoots if need be and simultaneous post-production. Starting now, that means they’re done shooting by end of year, and done with post-production by February. Considering Guardians of the Galaxy which was a much bigger film was still being worked on just up to a month before its release. Ant-Man doesn’t need as much time as Guardians. If they didn’t start shooting until October or November, that’d be something else entirely.

        And I’m not holding it against you for saying you’d rather see Wrights films, I’m holding it against you for STILL saying that. It’s been a couple months. We’re all bummed about it, but we’ve stopped pissing and moaning about it out loud.

        So quit whining and worrying, they’ve got more than enough time to make a fully polished final product.

      • Al

        I said Pre-production. Pre-production on any kind of superhero or tent pole film is usually at the very least 6 months. Granted, this new iteration of Ant-Man has been said to be close to the concepts Wright and Cornish were going for, but still, you have a new director, a few new writers, cast mix ups, new production heads in various positions. I’m concerned because a new team started shooting about two months after officially signing on.

        And no, I’m not still saying it. Still saying it would be if I commented these long paragraphs out of nowhere. I say them in response to people who say “Shut the fuck up.” Or to people who love to tell me what I’m thinking and decide that it’s because I’m against Marvel just because I disagreed with a decision they made.

        I’m responding. I’m not blindly going on here and writing this stuff anymore. When OTHER people bring it up, I answer. It is all reactionary.

        As you said, at the time it made sense, and thats why I did it at the time, but I’m sorry, I saw a guy tell another guy to “Get the fuck over it” just for giving what I thought was just a funny idea to satirize his Ant-Man experience. I wanted to respond to that…

      • WhoIsTheDoctor

        Guardians was still a better movie than Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises… Shut the fuck up. Marvel pays a check to them and they’ll come running. It’s Marvel of course. Shut the fuck up next time.

      • Al

        I don’t think you understand I was saying I liked Guardians.

      • Al

        Also, what a nuanced and perfectly argued opinion.

      • Person

        It was just a cool idea for a movie, chill the fuck out.

      • the king of comedy

        Well I would love to see a satire about Wrights expierience with AntMant, without making it look like Marvel is the bad guy (since they supposedly ended up in good terms), while I`m upset about Wrights departure since he`s a more talented and interesting filmaker than the one they got now I trust Marvel and the Universe they are creating, but please don`t compare Nolan to Spielberg, Spielberg is a Great Director, Nolan is only a good one.

  • Person

    It would be so cool if this movie ended up being some kind of comedy/satire based off of Wright’s experience with Ant-Man.

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    • Redjester

      Termite man would be more apt.

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  • appolox

    It’s probably Baby Driver. Although wasn’t Wright gonna direct a Nightstalker movie?

  • scarrita

    British Ghostbusters, please.

    • Redjester

      Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, and Dylan Moran please.

    • rodriguez256

      That’s actually one of the greatest ideas I’ve heard in a long time!

  • eternalozzie

    cool … they can make the same movie again for the 4th time.

    • Redjester

      Not the case, but even if it were, fine by me.

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