Nick Frost trolled fans hard this afternoon stating that a sequel to Hot Fuzz had been confirmed. Frost posted a picture on social media of himself, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright with a hashtag that said that the sequel had been greenlit, leading to fans losing their minds on the internet. However, once Frost's management was contacted, they claimed that it was not happening. Frost then went back to his original post to do some clever editing.
To clarify, Hot Fuzz 2 is not happening. Nick Frost has admitted that he was just having some fun with everybody in a follow up post. In regard to the original post, Frost edited it to say, "Some confusion, Hashtag should've read... Hot Fuzz Two Not Greenlit We're Just Having Lunch Together." Most fans found the post to be funny, but there are plenty who are pretty angry with Frost for playing with everybody's emotions. He later posted another photo in which he just says, "When you been f*cking with people's minds about HF2! Peace!"
Edgar Wright recently talked about the possibility of a Hot Fuzz sequel and noted that he had some ideas. Apparently, the director was misquoted, because he claims that he never said those things, stating that he wouldn't even know where to take the sequel since the first one brought everything together and said all there was to say. He then said, "So then the thing is like, when that's your starting point for the next one, where do you go from there?" That's understandable, but fans would love to see a Hot Fuzz 2.
Hot Fuzz was released in 2007 to critical acclaim. The buddy cop comedy was directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. It was the second installment in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, which started with 2004's Shaun of the Dead and was followed by 2013's The World's End. Fans have been holding out for a sequel ever since, but both Pegg and Wright have been hesitant to confirm or deny that one is actually on the way. Though Wright recently admitted that it probably is not going to happen.
Nick Frost had fun for a few hours today, eating lunch with some of his best friends as well as trolling thousands of diehard fans who want a Hot Fuzz 2. As further insult, Frost hashtagged his second photo with: "From Dusk Till Shaun Is A Go," referencing a possible follow-up to Shaun of the Dead, which has been talked about a lot over the years as well. However, Hot Fuzz was the biggest movie out of the original trilogy, and that's really what the fans want. While we might not ever get it, the fans will surely be double checking Frost's posts from now on. You can check out the Hot Fuzz 2 trolling below, thanks to Nick Frost's Instagram page.