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Simon Pegg Says He Would 'Love' To Play Nicholas Angel Again

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Simon Pegg Says He Would 'Love' To Play Nicholas Angel Again

Simon Pegg has announced he would love to reprise his role as Nicholas Angel from Hot Fuzz. Make it happen, Hollywood.

In a recent interview with movieweb.com, Pegg appeared to hint that the movie could be prime for a sequel, saying: "I think it's the one film out of those three movies that lends itself to a sequel, in that, those kind of buddy-cop action movies often were sequelized."

Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

He even gave a bit more detail, telling the site: "The hypothetical sequel would be Danny and Angel in the big city together."

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But before we all get too excited, he then seemed to pour cold water on the idea, adding: "I don't know. Edgar [Wright, Pegg's co-writer] and I, when we've done something we want to move on to the next thing."

He then explained that the Cornetto Trilogy - made up of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End - were a 'thematic trilogy' so perhaps there's no room for an additional sequel. Say it ain't so, Simon.

Sharing a last glimmer of hope, he added: "I'd love to play Nicholas Angel again, that was fun. I'm probably too old now."

He then went on to tease fans of the franchise even further, explaining that Hot Fuzz was basically an origin story and that the twosome didn't really become 'hot fuzz' until the end of the film meaning there's plenty of scope for 'further adventures'.

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Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

It's been more than 15 years since we saw Pegg and Nick Frost partner up for the Cornetto Trilogy with the first flick Shaun of the Dead - although the zombie comedy wasn't the first time we Frost and Pegg shared a screen, they appeared in the marvelous TV show Spaced all the way back in 1999.

Explaining how the three movies got their nickname, co-writer Wright explained on Twitter that during the Shaun of the Dead premiere after party they 'gave out free Strawberry Cornettos (as featured in the movie) so me and Simon contrived to mention Cornettos in the next one as a way of getting more free ice cream next time around... (we didn't)'. Well, Edgar, you can always make a Hot Fuzz sequel and try once more...

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Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid
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