SDCC 2013: THE WORLD'S END Lights Up Hall H

Contributor; Los Angeles

One of the most anticipated Hall H panels at this year's Comic-Con was for The World's End. Over the years, few filmmakers have earned such admiration and adoration by Comic-Con attendees as Edgar Wright. Fans camped overnight underneath large tents outside the San Diego Convention Center, braving the brisk marina winds and wet grass just to catch an early glimpse of Wright's latest film. And, even for those who regretted getting in line as "late" as 3:30am (for a 9:30am panel), the energy in the room for the panel's one hour duration signified one thing, and one thing only: pure elation.

Here are some of the highlights:

If you haven’t been following the story of The World’s End, the film reteams Edgar Wright with longtime collaborator, Simon Pegg, in the final Cornetto film (as of now). The story of old friends returning to their small town to finish the 12-pub crawl they never did as teens brings themes established in Wright’s earlier films full circle.

All three films involve small characters facing off against a big, scary group: zombies, corrupt police, robots, aliens, etc. But ultimately, these films are about friends who’ve grown apart over time coming closer together in the face of extreme adversity.

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