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The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Explained

cornetto 2What started off as nothing more than a repeated joke in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz has given way to a full-fledged trilogy with the release of the new film, The World’s End. In this video from IGN, writer-director Edgar Wright, writer-star Simon Pegg, and co-star Nick Frost explain how the simple repeated use of a reference to a brand of convenience store ice cream cone became a thematic continuation from one film to the next, reusing certain gags, ideas, actors, and the overall theme of friendship to create a logical end-point, despite having none of the same story elements or characters.

Find out if everything comes full circle when The World’s End hits theaters on August 23rd.

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Comments

  1. SANDY says:

    OMG I HAVE WAITED FOREVER FOR THIS!!! THEY ARE LIKE THE FUNNIEST DUO EVER!!! LOVE THEM TO PIECES!!!! :0)

  2. Jeni says:

    YEAH! :) So excited for The World’s End! <– That doesn't sound so well when spoken. 😛

  3. alanso says:

    These lads have done more for nerdy comedy In Britain/Ireland than anyone else I can think of. Even if they did pave the way for dozens of awful rom zoms..zomedies..whatever.

  4. Cal says:

    Sweet! Love these guys. Can’t wait.