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Paul Rudd to Star in Marvel's 'Ant-Man' for Director Edgar Wright

Paul Rudd is Marvel's next big-screen superhero. According to Variety, Rudd is now in early negotiations to star in the upcoming Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright and co-written by Joe Cornish. According to Wright, Ant-Man will be a little different than the average superhero origin tale, and the casting of Rudd definitely hints to a more comedic approach to a Marvel film. He told Box Office Magazine back in 2010:

What we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make [...]

Here's Some Art from Gallery 1988's Edgar Wright Art Show

Gallery 1988, the LA-based pop culture art gallery opened a new exhibit Tuesday called "The Official Edgar Wright Art Show," featuring hundreds of pieces paying tribute to the filmmaker. As with Gallery 1988's previous art shows for Saturday Night Live and Judd Apatow, it's an eclectic mix of pieces that celebrate Wright's work in a fun way. The entire collection of Edgar Wright works is available to view or buy online. We selected some of the highlights from the exhibit, including stuff inspired by Wright's movies Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Spaced, and even Wright's next movie, [...]

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost Plan to Work Together Again

Just because Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost's "Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy" wraps up this summer with their latest movie, The World's End, don't expect them to stop working together anytime soon. The trio talked about future projects at a World's End panel at Comic-Con today. "We can make (future films) about anything we want," Pegg said before jokingly hinting at their next movie being a period drama. While they didn't share any non-joke plans for a future movie, they trio did mention that they have no interest in making a revival Spaced, the 1999-2001 TV series on which the three of them first collaborated.

Amy Poehler Named "Comedy Person of the Year" by Just For Laughs

Amy Poehler is the recipient of the big "Comedy Person of the Year" prize at this year's Just For Laughs Montreal, the festival announced this morning. Awards will also go to UK filmmaker Edgar Wright for Comedy Director of the Year, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz for Comedy Writer of the Year, and Comedy Central star Nick Kroll for Breakout Comedy Star of the Year. The two previous recipients of the Comedy Person of the Year Award are Chelsea Handler and Louis C.K. All prizes will be handed out at the Just For Laughs Awards Show on July 26th in Montreal.

Watch a Teenage Edgar Wright on a TV Show for Amateur Filmmakers

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim) apparently used to appear on British TV shows about young filmmakers all the time when he was a teenager in the early and mid '90s. Wright posted this video on his blog this week, alongside several more appearances on similar shows. Between these videos and Judd Apatow's interviews with comedians he looked up to when he was a kid, it seems like a lot of our top comedy directors were precocious teens. Someone please find video of a teenaged Dan Harmon!

Here's the Gag Reel for 'The World's End'

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright's latest movie, The World's End, came out on home video this week, and

Edgar Wright Programs a Marathon of His Favorite Movies

Gearing up for the US release of his new film, The World's End, filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) picked a bunch of his favorite movies that inspired The World's End and programmed them for a week of double features at LA's New Beverly Cinema. Whether you live in LA or not, you can still enjoy Wright's movie selections in the lead-up to the film's release. Wright has been programming movies at the New Beverly for years now, but this list is particularly impressive, featuring everything from teen movies like Dazed and Confused and American Graffiti to apocalyptic films like The Road Warrior and Last [...]

Early Reviews of 'The World's End' Are Unanimously Positive

It's still over a month before Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's new comedy The World's End comes out in the States on August 23rd, but the first reviews are now in and they are overwhelmingly positive. The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a fast and funny action comedy undercut by moments of midlife nostalgia — the whole shebang held together by terrifically wrought performances, especially from the punch-drunk Pegg." Variety writes, "The core five thesps interlock tightly as an ensemble; the horsepower of their collective comic timing makes some of the chatty, interstitial dialogue note-perfect, even if they’re just shooting the shit," while observing that the movie [...]

Watch a New Trailer for Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'

One of the highlights of the summer movie season is expected to be The World's End, the third comedy from Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Here's the brand new US trailer for the movie,which looks pretty good from here. You can watch the UK trailer, which has mostly different footage, below:

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg to Bring Their Trilogy to its (World's) End

Wright and Pegg's Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (spelling flavors with a "u", classic), which so far has included Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, will reach its conclusion soon. Wright and Pegg will film The World's End this fall, with intention for a spring 2013 release. As before, Wright will direct with Pegg starring with Nick Frost. Here's the synopsis:

"20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent 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 [...]

Critics Really Like Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'

It's been a pretty good summer for apocalyptic comedies, and The World's Endthe third film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, is getting rave reviews from critics, earning a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 82 out of 100 on Metacritic. The film, a thematic sequel to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, is once again directed by Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as pals whose friendship is tested during a surreal adventure, this time as they return to their hometown to complete the pub crawl they failed to finish in 1990. The spoiler-phobic should probably avoid reading too many reviews; despite a [...]

Select Theaters Are Playing a Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright Marathon August 22nd

The World's End, the final movie in Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost's "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy" hits theaters in the US on August 23rd. To commemorate the special occasion, several theaters across the country are playing The World's End in a marathon along with the trio's other two films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, on August 22nd. Here's a list of Regal Cinemas theaters playing the movies back-to-back-to-back that Thursday evening. Pegg tweeted that select Alamo, Arclight, and AMC theaters will also be participating in these marathon screenings.

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright Discuss the Origins of the Cornetto Trilogy

IGN put out this nice little feature this week in which Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost talk about the origins of "The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy," which is comprised of their films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the upcoming The World's End. The whole concept of the trilogy, it turns out, is basically a casual joke.

Watch the Trailer for Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's 'The World's End'

It's been six long years since Hot Fuzz, the last movie Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright made together, but that wait is almost over as their new movie The World's End is coming out August 23rd. Starring Pegg and Nick Frost as some friends on an apocalyptic pub crawl, it looks to have everything you expect from a Wright/Pegg venture, including that patented fence gag.