Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
18 April 2014
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
31 March 2014
Jameson Empire Awards 2014: The Winners
Schwarzenegger! Cruise! McAvoy! Jackman! More!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hobbit: There And Back Again
18 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Svengali (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Filth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The World's End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Martin Freeman Joins The World's End
Along with Eddie Marsan

28 September 2012  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan in The World's End

Good news! The cast of The World's End Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's conclusion to their Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy  just got even better, with the additions of Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan.

The duo will presumably join Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine as five childhood friends who reunite, 20 years after taking on the mother of all pub crawls, to attempt it again. Only this time, it coincides with an event that may just be the apocalypse - can the quintet make it to The World's End pub before the world ends?

Considine had been announced a couple of weeks ago, and with filming already underway, it was only a matter of time before the group of friends was rounded out. And the choices of Freeman and Marsan are very reassuring both are brilliant actors with fine comic chops. And there's history there, too Freeman was (briefly) in Shaun Of The Dead, of course, while Marsan and Considine last worked together on Tyrannosaur. Suffice it to say, this will be very different.

We spoke to Pike recently, and while she was relatively tight-lipped about the film, she did confirm that she's playing the younger sister of one of the characters. Our money's on Pegg's Gary King, the film's protagonist, who brings the group back together again. One other question remains: with Nick Frost playing Andy Knight, will the other three members of the group also be named after chess pieces? 

Freeman and Marsan weren't the only people confirmed to participate in The World's End today. Bill Pope Wright's DP on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World will pull the same duty on this, while many of Wright's trusted crew will also return.

It's safe to say that expectations are insanely high for The World's End. Fingers crossed that Wright and Pegg, and their expanding repertory company, can pull it off.

The World's End is scheduled for release on August 14, 2013.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Steve Coogan Up For Philomena
With Judi Dench for Stephen Frears
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

RE:
He's also in Shaun during the gag in the alleyway when they meet the 'mirror' crew, with Jessica Hynes, Tamsin Greig, Julia Deakin, Reece Shearsmith and Matt Lucas. More

Posted by incrediboy42 at 01:34 on 30 September 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)