One of the most quietly anticipated films of the summer is the final chapter in the “three flavours cornetto” trilogy from director Edgar Wright and partners Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The World’s End will mark the final film in a trilogy by the trio that includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but Wright is exclaiming it will be the last film you ever see if you dare to spoil the ending for those who haven’t seen it.
At the premiere of the film, Wright jokingly stated that if anyone seeing the film tweets out the end, he’s going to make sure they never tweet again.
Wright told the audience that if anyone “tweeted about the surprises” ahead of its wide release “he would kill” them.
Obviously Wright was having a bit of fun, but it does now make us wonder just what happens at the end of the film. Pegg and Frost return as buddies on a Pub Crawl that quickly falls into a sci-fi parody very much in line with the B-movie parodies that the trio spoofed in Shaun of the Dead and Hott Fuzz. Where the first two films riffed on references from zombie movies and buddy cop dramas, this final film in the trilogy is jam packed with references and tropes from sci-fi films.
It’s looking like it will be a great treat to take in as the trio of Wright, Pegg and Frost have failed to disappoint yet when they get together. Dating back to their days on Spaced, it’s been over 10 years of hilarious entertainment from the British trio and this last film seems to be a fitting way to send them off proper.
Just don’t spoil the ending and everyone can remain friends — and alive.