Edgar Wright has previously said that he has no desire to return to Shaun of The Dead, and Simon Pegg has added his feelings on the matter.
As one of the best horror comedy movies of the last two decades, Shaun of the Dead was a self-contained movie that came to a pretty definite ending. Despite that, fans have been asking for almost 20 years whether there will be a Shaun of the Dead 2, and now star Simon Pegg has addressed whether he believes there is any possibility for Shaun and his pal Ed to make a comeback.
There are many movies that never get sequels, and previously writer-director Edgar Wright has said that he doesn’t really have any desire to return to Shaun and the zombie apocalypse. However, the movie was both a critical and commercial success on its release in 2004, making $30 million at the box office on the back of its $6 million budget, and pulling in a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That usually means that someone somewhere is probably thinking about how to make a little more money from the movie, but along with Wright, it looks like that doesn’t include Simon Pegg.
Pegg recently talked to Soho House, and the subject of a Shaun of The Dead follow-up was briefly discussed. Very briefly considering Pegg definitely doesn’t see where there is any way to actually do a sequel considering how the first movie ended. Pegg said:
“It baffles me how there possibly could be a Shaun of The Dead 2, because most of the main characters are dead. One of them is a zombie, in a shed… which would be boring.”
A Shaun of The Dead Sequel Could Expand On Its World
Although it seems that Shaun of The Dead is destined to remain one of those movies that stands alone without needing a sequel, there could have been plenty of ways for Wright to expand upon his world and take Shaun, his girlfriend Liz and zombie-Ed on their own little adventure somewhere they could face some new challenges and situations. However, while Pegg and Wright have seemingly closed the door on one project, the pair have been discussing other possible projects to work on when they get the chance. Pegg previously told ComicBook.com:
“With Edgar and I, we have to just get our schedules in order so that we can write together again. We’re talking about stuff, there’s been ideas thrown around and we’re circling something. But obviously he’s really busy, I’m really busy. It’s not like the old days when we were just trying to get seen and we had all that time. Now things are a little more complicated. But there’s room in my heart for all that stuff and I obviously want to work Edgar and Nick again because they’re my mates and it means we get to hang out more.”
For fans of the Cornetto Trilogy, there be not be any sequels on the cards, but at least it looks like at some point in the future there is every chance of the trilogy becoming a quartet. All we need to do now is wait until Pegg can find time in his schedule to make it happen.