Shaun of the Dead might have been one of the defining comedies of the noughties, but sadly the movie won’t be getting a sequel.
In fact, Simon Pegg - who played Shaun - has ruled out any follow-up to the 2004 zombie film, telling fans they need to 'move on'.
However, the actor has teased the possibility of a new instalment to the much-loved Cornetto Trilogy.
The trio of films - which were named after the ice cream brand because they all were connected to a specific Cornetto flavour appearing in each movie - were made by Pegg with his long-time collaborators Edgar Wright and Nick Frost.
Its last entry was 2013’s The World’s End, with the story centring around a group of middle-aged men on a bar crawl when aliens invade the quiet town of Newton Haven.
Thanks to the enduring popularity of the films, fans have been eagerly awaiting an extension to the Cornetto Trilogy and possibly, a follow-up to Shaun of the Dead.
However, those hopes were dashed in Pegg's recent interview with The Guardian.
“If I ever do an Instagram Live or whatever, people are always like, ‘I need Shaun of the Dead 2 in my life’," he explained, “And I’m like, ‘No, you don’t f***ing need Shaun of the Dead 2! The last thing you need is Shaun of the Dead 2! It’s done. Move on!”
While Mission Impossible star has ruled out a sequel to the cult horror comedy, he has revealed he’s more interested in extending the Cornetto universe.
Earlier this year, the actor shared a cryptic post on Instagram celebrating nine years since The World’s End was first released.
Tagging his collaborators in the caption, he teased: “Hard to believe it’s nine years since we were shooting The World’s End. Hey @friedgold and @edgarwright, it’s about time we assembled again, isn’t it?”
Pegg later discussed the possibility of a new film with The Guardian, saying: “Whatever Edgar and I do next, we’re not going to rely on what we’ve done before.”
The actor added: “I like the idea of p***ing people off. There’s something fun about torching everything. Everything that people think we are, that’s what we won’t be. We should just do something that no one’s expecting. But no one wants!”
However, he’ll be hard-pressed to fit a fourth film in his schedule - with Pegg already set to appear in the eighth Mission Impossible movie and the fourth Star Trek film.
Hopefully, we won’t have to wait another ten years for the next Cornetto film.Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures