It's hard to imagine Michael Cera as an action star, particularly when his "Arrested Development" character couldn't even catch a mop. Still, the young actor will get his chance at combat in the lead role of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," Edgar Wright's upcoming adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series.
Cera spoke with Collider about his work on "Scott Pilgrim," which he described as "a pretty smooth transition" from his romantic comedy roles thanks to the physical training provided during pre-production.
But even Cera can't help himself from marveling at some of the action scenes in "Scott Pilgrim," particularly one that takes place between two of his co-stars.
"There's an amazing fight between Mae Whitman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead where they're using these weapons, and it's really amazingly done," Cera said of the sequence that pits Roxy Richter and Ramona Flowers against one another. "And, there are some other things, like battles with music in it and the sword fighting. There's all sorts of different things."
Despite his enthusiasm for the project, Cera said that he wasn't sure that "Scott Pilgrim" would evolve into a film franchise beyond the first movie.
"I don't know about that," he said. "That's hard to say because the movie encompasses the whole graphic novel series."
Cera even said that he doesn't believe he is signed on for future sequels, meaning that Scott Pilgrim's upcoming bout against the world could be the character's only foray to the big screen. From the actor's description of the movie, however, it sounds like the one film will have plenty of "Scott Pilgrim" goodness to keep fans happy.
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