Okay, this one comes with a big ol' SPOILER ALERT, people. Seriously, if you haven't read the sixth and final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" comics, STOP RIGHT NOW.
Okay, we clear now? Everyone who's even the slightest bit spoiler-conscious has left the room? Let's proceed then, shall we?
When I spoke to the "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" cast at Comic-Con, one of the interesting moments in our conversation occurred when I asked Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, and Alison Pill (who play Sex Bob-Omb musicians Stephen Stills, Young Neil, and Kim Pine, respectively) whether they'd read the final volume of the comic to find out what happens to their characters there. The big reveal in Webber's response was something I just had to share with you.
"I haven't read it yet either, but interestingly enough, I do know what happens to my character," said Webber. "Because in the production of the film, we were each given ten secrets about our characters."
And as anyone knows who's read the final volume of the series, "Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour," one of Stephen Stills' secrets is a big one — though it's not without some clues seeded through earlier volumes.
"My major secret, Stephen being gay, I was told beforehand," said Webber.
"Was that in the sixth book?" asked Pill.
"Yeah, it is... on page 230," said Webber.
And there you have it, folks.
However, while it's interesting to note that Stephen ends up dating a character named Joseph at the end of the comic series, this element of the character was left out of the film, for the most part. Does knowing Stephen's big secret going into the film change anything? You'll have to see it again to find out!
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" is in theaters now.