Nick Frost and Simon Pegg Talk THE WORLD’S END, What They Collect, the TINTIN Sequel, STAR TREK 3, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5, MAN OF STEEL, and More

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While I did a lot of fun interviews at Comic-Con, what you’re about to watch might be my favorite.  That’s because during my ten minute video interview with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, not only did we discuss their great new movie The World’s End (read Matt’s review here), we geeked out over what they collect, future projects, how we first met nine years ago at Comic-Con (Pegg tells a great story about waiting in line for Carrie Fisher‘s autograph), and a lot more.  Also, since Frost and Pegg have been best friends for so many years and are extremely funny, they have the ability to make every interview feel organic and in the moment, and their answers are always great.

Also, Pegg and Frost revealed they just spoke to Peter Jackson and they might be doing the Tintin sequel next year.  Pegg also says he’s going to be back in Mission Impossible 5 (filming next year), he hopes they’ll be able to make the next Star Trek sequel in time for the 50th Anniversary, and talks about his problems with Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel.  Hit the jump to watch.

the-worlds-end-simon-pegg-nick-frost-martin-freemanSimon Pegg and Nick Frost Time Index:

  • It’s been nine years since they were here for Shaun of the Dead.  They used to be able to walk around the Comic-Con floor without being recognized, but that has changed.
  • 1:30 – Pegg collects My Little Ponies for his daughter.  Frost likes action figures.
  • 2:20 – Respond to the positive reaction to The World’s End.
  • 3:40 – They try to create work that they would like because they figure that’s what the fans will like, too.  Pegg apologizes for the delay between the UK release and the US release.
  • 5:30 – Nostalgia for the 9-year anniversary when they met Steve.
  • 6:00 – Peter Jackson says maybe they will do the Tintin sequel next year.  They talk about other upcoming projects.  Pegg says he’ll be back for M:I 5 next year. Joke about being in Star Wars and Ant-Man.
  • 7:10 – Pegg hopes they can make the next Star Trek in time for the 50th anniversary.
  • 8:00 – Pegg discusses his problems with Man of Steel.

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  • Andrew Hegele

    Completely agree with Simon about Man of Steel. Tonally way off for any film about a “hero”, let alone Superman. It’s tough for prominent folks in the industry to be honest with their issues about tentpole pictures. You can burn some bridges that way… It’s easier to criticize Star Wars when you’re making Spaced with a group of friends, etc… He did it with class here.

    • GrimReaper07

      Yeah, you could kind of tell he wanted to destroy the film but instead he classed it up.

  • Marissa Evans

    At this point I don’t think we’re ever getting ‘Tintin 2′. They keep putting that off. They were supposed to shoot two years ago, then it became last year, then this year, now it’s next year. Hopefully once they wrap up ‘The Hobbit’ they’ll get right to it.

    Maybe it’s because I don’t watch/read that many celebrity interviews, but I seem to forget that people in the movie business (particularly in Hollywood) can have their own opinions on movies. So that review Simon Pegg made was weird but cool. I’m so used to actors promoting how awesome movies are.

    I hope the next ‘Star Trek’ movie is a lot more creative than this last one. It wasn’t bad (at least not the first two-thirds of it), but I just want something new. No more bringing back old storylines or characters. And PLEASE no more recreating iconic scenes. That was painful.

    I don’t forgive the delay between the UK and North American release, but I thank him for the apology. :p

    • Littertray

      If you want to talk about a serious delay in release, try this. I like anime and loved Outlaw Star. It was released in the US in 2000. It got a UK release in 2011. Don’t think a month is too bad considering.

      • Marissa Evans

        Oh I’m only kidding of course. But that is awful, it sucks to hear that. Canadian release dates tend to coincide with those of America, so you’re right, I’ve got nothing to complain about.
        I hear Australia has it bad. I’ll be moving there next year, so I’ll be able to know first-hand by then.

  • NephewOfAnarchy

    Thank goodness Simon Pegg has weighed in, because its not like he would ever appear in a questionable franchise blockbuster that was released this summer.

    • Nathan

      Eh?

    • Guy Smiley

      Thank you… That “Wrath of CON” ripoff was horrible.

    • DoobieDave

      What’s he supposed to do, just refuse to answer the question?

  • william

    stop dropping F bombs during your interviews. it makes you sound like a total idiot.

    • tylerp.

      I like steve and the site, but ive noticed that too and completely agree. At the very least it seems really unprofessional

      • Steven Weintraub

        I agree as well. I really need to work on that. You guys are not the first people to tell me that.

      • Nerdgasm

        Good on you Steve. I think people do forget that you have an underlying relationship per se with a lot of these performers and this was a casual thing that erupted into what is now COLLIDER – so as you are trying to be professional I agree the swearing is a bit much but the brashness that the guests on this site put it is kinda weird and they need to be mor epolite about it cause I don’t think they understand how easy in these situations it is to just be you since you have a certain report with some of the players in the world of Hollywood. I enjoy your stuff either way.

      • James

        Yeah gotta say I have no problem with cursing in private but in public like this it just sounds bad. Like to me it’s almost cringe worthy just because I would never expect to hear that, especially multiple times.

      • tylerp.

        I was trying to sound polite because i do respect steve and what he does. I sure as hell woudnt know the first thing about conducting an interview. Its easy for me to hide behind my phone and criticize, but i meant it in a constructive way. Im very genuine when i say i really love this site and

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  • Alan Burnett

    Wait, didn’t STID end with the most meaningless, consequence-free destruction ever?

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