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Simon Pegg on Edgar Wright Leaving Marvel's 'Ant-Man': "It's Their Loss"

"I think it's a terrible shame. I think I get why perhaps it's happened — I think maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you've got to expect him or her to make a 'such and such' film, an Edgar Wright film, and that's what that script was … I can't say too much about it, because obviously it's not my thing, but it's their loss."

- Simon Pegg tells Sky Movies his thoughts on the news of Edgar Wright's decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man.

Simon Pegg and Lake Bell to Star in a Romantic Comedy Together

Simon Pegg and Lake Bell have been cast opposite each other in an upcoming romantic comedy called Man Up, Deadline reports. The plot involves a single woman (Bell) who is mistaken for a stranger's (Pegg) blind date on her way to her parents' anniversary but ends up finding him to be the perfect guy for her. It's the first feature written by UK writer Tess Morris. Ben Palmer, who directed the bulk of the episodes of the UK series The Inbetweeners as well as The Inbetweeners Movie, is directing Man Up. Pegg is producing via his company Big Talk.

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 [...]

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.

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:

Simon Pegg to Play the Lead in a Movie that Features Four Monty Python Members

Simon Pegg is set to work with the Monty Python guys for the first time. Screen Daily reports that he's been cast as the lead in Absolutely Anything, a sci-fi comedy directed by Python member Terry Jones. Pegg will play a school teacher who finds out he has magic powers given to him by aliens, with Python members John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones voicing said aliens. "As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift," said Pegg. "Meeting your heroes is one thing – working with them is something else." Eric [...]

Watch Simon Pegg Do Standup on TV in 1995

This surfaced online a few years ago, but here's video of a 25-year-old Simon Pegg doing standup on the BBC in 1995, a year before he started working with director Edgar Wright, which would eventually lead to a lot of great stuff.

Watch Simon Pegg Play Drunk Ron Weasley on 'Fallon'

Here's Simon Pegg on Jimmy Fallon last night, playing Harry Potter's best friend Ron Weasley, who's a big drunken mess now.

Check out the rest of Pegg's Fallon appearance (not as Ron Weasley) below:

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 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.

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

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Cover of "Get Lucky" Is Pretty Great

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost stopped by a London radio station to promote their new movie The World's End and ended up laying down this incredible cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." We should just replace the original with this song from now on. (via The AV Club)

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.