Edgar Wright’s ‘World’s End’ Gets An Official Poster & U.S. Release Date

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am,

worlds end poster release date Edgar Wrights Worlds End Gets An Official Poster & U.S. Release Date

Filming has gotten underway on The World’s End, a figurative ‘third act’ to follow the cult genre love-letters (as well as British social satires) Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Edgar Wright is again directing a script he co-wrote with Simon Pegg; the latter, meanwhile, is reuniting onscreen with Nick Frost, alongside fellow ‘Blood & Ice Cream’ trilogy players like Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman.

The World’s End riffs on the tropes and archetypes of such apocalyptic blockbusters as Deep Impact and 2012, juxtaposing a tale of people seeking to reconcile with their past against a world-ending event. Of course, there’s a tongue-in-cheek twist to the formula, as the protagonist (Pegg) is trapped in arrested development after failing to reach a legendary pub (called The World’s End) to compete in a drinking marathon with his childhood friends two decades ago.

Pegg’s character (named Gary King) reunites with his old pals, in order to return to their hometown and once again try to reach the titular pub. However, the stakes prove to be much higher than expected, as the old friends realize that life as they and everyone else knows it could literally be coming to an end… unless they do something about it.

Check out the official poster for The World’s End below (via Fandango):

worlds end poster Edgar Wrights Worlds End Gets An Official Poster & U.S. Release Date

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World’s End is now scheduled to release in U.S. theaters on October 25th next year, a couple months after it opens overseas in the UK. There are no other major titles currently scheduled to open that day; though it’s possible that either the (for now, unconfirmed) Paranormal Activity 5 or Latino-based PA franchise spinoff could also end up hitting theaters on that date. Wright’s film will attract a different (re: niche) crowd than a PA movie would, so it shouldn’t be a problem regardless.

UK moviegoers will be able to check out The World’s End in theaters beginning on August 14th, 2013, with (as mentioned before) the film hitting our shores here in the States two months later on October 25th.

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Source: Fandango

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  1. So if he started filming this movie and its release date is not until August 2013. What does that say for Antman. Will he have enough time or is Antman the last movie to come out before The Avengers 2

    • There’ve been rumors that Wright might begin shooting Ant-Man at the beginning of 2013 (but it’s starting to seem less likely now).

      http://screenrant.com/ant-man-2014/

    • I’d assume it might only take a few weeks of actual filming at most and then the rest is just editing with Edgar keeping an eye on it while he preps for Ant-Man, which (also assuming) should be out in 2014 as the last film before Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers 2 one-two combo.

    • Wright said in an interview before World’s End started filming that he was hoping to start filming Ant-Man straight after, so hopefully we’ll get Ant-Man sooner rather than later!

  2. This movie should be great, ending a great trilogy of sorts.

  3. There’s a pub near me called “The Worlds End”, someone was murdered there a couple of years ago. :( I don’t fancy drinking there.

    erm….anyway…………the poster is nice.

    • that is macabre. but anyway,cheers :)

      • Actually, I just remembered it’s called “The World’s End Inn”, which is even worse. :(

  4. Edgar Wright has joined the ranks of directors with me that I’d love to see a film from every 2-3 years. So I’m excited for this and whatever is next…

    • +1

  5. So excited for this movie! I’ll see anything Wright directs. His vision is unique and just spectacular.

  6. Loved Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead was pretty good. Havent seen scott pilgrim yet, but cant wait for this!

    • Scott pilgrim is my favorite!

      • then i shall get it!

  7. also haven´t seen -scott pilgrim-, because i didn´t knowed before that wright is the director. as a fan of the -bl. and icecr.- two movies i must watch -t.w.end- . and, is it worth to watch -scott p.- ?

    • Scott Pilgrim is very good. But nothings so far beats “Shaun Of The Dead” or “Spaced”!

  8. Paranormal Activity 5 vs The World’s End? No contest I’d rather watch very wet paint dry than Paranormal Activity 5… Where as I would crawl over broken glass to see The Worlds End and Pegg, Frost and Wright doing there thing.

    • I hear the movie is actually about watching Paranormal paint dry!

      (It doesn’t dry, that’s why it’s paranormal. WOOOooooOoooOoo!)

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