Empire has unveiled six new character banners for Edgar Wright’s The World’s End featuring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman , Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, & Rosamund Pike. The epic conclusion to Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End centers on five childhood friends who reunite after twenty years to repeat a legendary pub crawl from their youth, returning to their hometown to once again attempt to reach the fabled pub “The World’s End.”
The film stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike and opens on August 23rd. 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 teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town 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.