First Trailer for Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Rosamund Pike

     May 7, 2013


The first trailer for director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End has been released online.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  The first trailer illustrates exactly what’s in the logine with just a bit more revealed to tease audiences without giving everything away.  I love Pegg’s character already as he looks and acts completely different than either of the previous iterations of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.  It’s also nice to see Frost working a polar opposite from Shaun of the Dead’s Ed; I just hope Freeman gets a bigger part than his original outing.  This is going to be a long and excruciating wait.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Rosamund PikeThe World’s End will be released in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.

Click over to MSN UK to watch in HD.  For more on the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, check out the recent recap of the Shaun of the Dead screening, featuring a Q&A with Wright.

Here’s the official synopsis for The World’s End:

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again.  They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End.  As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s.  Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.


  • DanGerDiabolik

    yes! yes! yes! yes! the beer punch nearly made me choke on the food i was eating.

  • Alec

    Well this looks like the perfect end to an incredible trilogy. So stoked.

  • Luis Mariano Garcia

    What I asume is The Mermaid, looks like such a fun place. :)

    • Schneebles

      No, they just pushed up the release date. It was scheduled originally for October and will now release in August.

  • scheebles

    Comes out in the UK on July 19. US August 23. You guys reported it less than a month ago.

    • CoxAndBulls

      They just pushed back the release date for the U.S. to October 25.

      • Schneebles

        No, they just pushed up the release date. It was originally scheduled for October and will now release in August.

  • Anthro

    Looks so much better than This is the End.

    • King of the Desert

      I saw This is the End last month and had low expectations, however I can safely say it is utterly hilarious. This looks great as well.

    • PhoenixStark

      Why pit them against eachother? Why can’t you like both? There’s nothing wrong with that.

  • Tracy Pitts

    hmmm. edgar wright is going the way of wes anderson…never quite moving forward. grow up Edgar.


    • Jon

      Wrong. Directors (or any artist for that matter) can maintain their own style and continue to make better and better work. And anyway, there’s no pleasing people. For every “it’s just more of the same” person, there’s a “I liked their old stuff better” person

  • junierizzle

    This looks awesome, can’t wait. And thank you for bringing back Disqus.!!!!!

  • Steven Ray Morris

    HOLY MOLY. I cannot wait.

  • bidi

    that looks awesome. cannot wait!

  • CoxAndBulls

    Why does it have to be in October for the US. Europe always gets the good movies early.

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  • Jimmy

    When Edgar Wright screened this teaser in LA. The Fence Gag got by far the biggest laugh and afterwards Wright simply sighed, “Welp. You can never beat a good fence gag.” haha

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  • poppincherry

    Where’s LIz!!!

  • ItsNotaSchooner

    yes please!! also the fence hop, such a great nod to the other films!!

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  • Dylan D

    Holy F, this is all kinds of awesome. “what do you recommend”…”beer”….”mhmmm”

  • James

    I love the ongoing fence gag, but I’d have to say that I laughed the hardest on the Shaun of the Dead one. It’s still hilarious.

    • DG

      What’s the matter David….never taken a shortcut before?


    Count me in!

  • basil

    song in the trailer is TNGHT – Acrylics for anyone that was wondering. a banger. and perfect for the trailer.

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