"Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" collaborators Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost hadn't worked together in six years when they reunited to make "The World's End."
So there was one question every fan in the audience at Comic-Con wanted to know Friday at the movie's panel session: what was it like working together again?
"It's like having a brief love affair and you come back to your marriage and it just makes it stronger," Nick Frost told the crowd, to which Pegg retorted "Nick's message today is 'fuck around.'"
Pegg and Frost have been friends for 20 years, and "The World's End" is about high school friends reuniting in their hometown for an epic pub crawl that happens to coincide with a robot invasion.
The movie is the final installment in what Wright's calling the "Cornetto Trilogy," in an homage to the frozen dessert. All three of the films chronicled the two friends facing a cataclysmic turn of events – a zombie apocalypse in "Shaun of the Dead," a murderous neighborhood watch in "Hot Fuzz" and the invasion in "World's End."
"The reason we call them a trilogy is we set ourselves a little criteria," Pegg explained. "They are all set in the U.K., they are all about friendships and growing up."
Pegg said that the moment he met Wright, a relationship dating back to the TV show "Spaced," he noticed an "innate organic talent."
Frost said that they were "making a film that will make each other laugh And millions of people around world who share our comic sensibilities and love of genre film."
So is "The World's End" the end for this trio? Between "Hot Fuzz" and "World's End," Wright directed "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" and signed on to make "Ant-Man" for Marvel. Pegg and Frost made "Paul," and Pegg also starred in "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Pegg promised fans the three would work together again, and when that happens, they won't have to abide by the rules they set out for this "solid little trilogy."
Hopefully the make-up sex that time won't be quite as angry.