This one is a day late, but hopefully still new to you guys. Michael Cera gave his first interview about playing Scott Pilgrim to Empire and oh, how excited he is! He is a huge fan of the series and apparently even has the blessing from the series creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley. "I love the graphic novels, they're amazing. The first time I met Edgar, we hung out in Toronto, with Bryan Lee O'Malley, and he showed me pages from the fourth book that hadn't come out yet. It was awesome!" At least, I take that as a blessing -- O'Malley could have written them off, Alan Moore style. (No slam on Moore, by the way. He's earned that right.)

With the usual pre-production secrecy (or perhaps he truly doesn't know), Cera couldn't say too much about where director Edgar Wright plans to go with the movie. "Filming hopefully in the fall, that's when they're trying to go," said Cera. "Scott's a dreamer, I guess, so it's a bit of a change. I'm really excited to do it and work with Edgar – he's someone who's really funny and an awesome guy."

Of course, the threat of an actor's strike could quash filming plans -- battling evil exes is one thing, the SAG is something else altogether. I'm also a bit confused as to which Pilgrim novel they're adapting -- initially it was Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, now Empire is calling it Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Weird.
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