Six character posters have been released for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon Pegg, Nick 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. It would seem like the different title above each actor is a pub name that also describes the character. However, if you check the names against this teaser poster from last year, you’ll see that only “The Famous Cock” and “The Trusty Servant” are listed, so if you were really hoping that they would visit “The Pickled Newt”, that’s a strange thing to hope for.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars The Intrepid Fox, Rosamund Pike. The World’s End opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.
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.