“Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” has arrived! Well… almost. Before the film officially hits theaters, director Edgar Wright and the cast brought the project’s cast before an assembled Comic-Con audience to offer up some thoughts about the much-anticipated adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series.
Here’s a full report:
– Edgar Wright joked about following Sly Stallone’s Expendables. “We have 13 guests coming out but I don’t think all of them will equal one Lundgren.”
– Wright said he first encountered SP while doing the press tour for “Shaun of the Dead” – “It was love at first sight.”
– Bryan Lee O’Malley was introduced with a video montage contrasting clips from the film with art from the books. Each successive person was introduced with film clips as well.
– Wright offered a “big announcement”: “SP will be released in 2D. With regular film prices.” Then he asked, “How do you feel about watching a film without sunglasses?” It wasn’t the first dig at 3D today but it was equally well received.
– Second special announcement: surprise appearance from Simon Pegg & Nick Frost! They walked on and walked off.
– Wright noted that Chris Evans couldn’t be here because he’s filming Captain America. Michael Cera then came onstage in a Captain America costume, capping off a joke about Cera losing the role to Evans.
– An exclusive clip featuring Cera battling Schwartzman was premiered.
– A fan asked Routh questions addressing him only as Superman. He admitted nothing compares to playing Superman. He joked that playing a super villain was about doing everything the opposite of Superman.
– Wright said the book reminded him a bit of “Spaced,” even though Bryan hadn’t seen it.
– Michael said he wants an “Arrested Development” movie to get made and that he thinks it’s going to, although he doesn’t have any information about it.
– Wright said there are sound effects from Tekken, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario and Zelda in the movie.
– The stunt coordinators on SP are part of Jackie Chan’s fighting team.
– A girl asked Michael how he maintained his “trademark figure despite all of the training.” He asked, “Is that an insult? Is that a compliment? Thank you!”
– Wright then announced three FREE screenings of the movie in full at Comic-Con!
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