NYCC: Bryan Lee O’Malley Says ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Movie Animation Rumors ‘Blown Out Of Proportion’

Last week, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” actor Brandon Routh had the online world buzzing when he said the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s much-beloved series would be a “great mix of real people and drawn animation.” How would the two styles blend in director Edgar Wright’s vision for the film? Would O’Malley’s hand be providing the aforementioned animation?

MTV News sat down with O’Malley during New York Comic Con to talk about just those subjects — and his response shed a little more light on what “Scott Pilgrim” might end up looking like on the big screen.

“I think what he said was kind of blown out of proportion by the rumor mill,” said O’Malley of Routh’s description of the film. “It’s not going to be like half the thing is hand-animated, like they’re saying on the Internet lately.”

O’Malley told MTV he believes Routh was explaining “more about special effects and incorporating some hand-drawn doodling and stuff.”

“It’s not going to be a hand-drawn Michael Cera,” he added.

As for whether he’d be the one providing that animation, O’Malley told MTV it was still early to weigh in on his level of involvement in that area.

“I might be involved a little bit,” he hinted, “but it’s still kind of early on that.”

Does this clear things up for you, “Scott Pilgrim” fans? Would you like to see O’Malley’s art in the film? Let us know!