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Michael Cera in Talks to Star in Scott Pilgrim Movie

Michael Cera, Comic Book Hero?


A while back, my boyfriend shoved Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life into my precious little hands, and I absolutely adored the part real, part video-game-ish love story (with ninjas!). Ever since we heard there was going to be a movie made of the series, we've been wondering who could play Scott, the books' 20-something, goofy, mediocre-music-playing slacker antihero who must defeat his crush's seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. One name came to mind: Michael Cera.

So you can just imagine the squeal that escaped from my mouth upon reading that Cera is in final negotiations to play Scott in the film, which is being directed by Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright. Wright and Cera met while filming one of those many viral promos for Superbad, and apparently neither wants that to be their last collaboration.

I think this could be a great role for Cera — a bit of a stretch, but certainly something he can pull off. Scott's awkward, like many of Cera's best characters, but it's a different kind of awkward: the awkwardness of someone who thinks he's actually pretty cool. Plus, he gets to date not one but two girls! And play a lot of bad music and video games! And have ninja battles! I'd rather him in the role than someone who plays the more traditional slacker dude but doesn't have a lot of heart.

If you've read any of Scott Pilgrim, do you think Cera could pull off this role? And if you haven't, how much would you like to see Cera kick some ass for a change?

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fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
Michael totally looks like him!
raieven raieven 7 years
My husband is always reading this series, but I thought it wasn't complete yet?
Advah Advah 7 years
I think Michael Cera is an excellent actor. I know a lot of people thought his performace in Juno was the same awkward character as George Michael - I thought it was easy to undermine how good he actually was. I'm glad he's getting more good roles. :)
animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
Wow, I've been reading Bryan O'Malley's comics for so long!! I love the Scott Pilgrim comics and am excited for a movie. Good for Bryan!!
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
One of the reasons I'm excited to see him as Scott is that I think it'll force him to shake up his style a little — he'll actually have to play someone who thinks he's cool, which will definitely be a change! It might also make him seem a little more adult, which is a good thing, I think.
kitkat87 kitkat87 7 years
i agree, he should shake up his acting style a little bit. however, i'm excited to see more of him, and this seems like a great story.
laneylaney laneylaney 7 years
This sounds great! Although I hope that he plays it a bit differently from his other roles or else his acting style will get played out.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
Never heard of it, but I have no doubt Michael can pull it off!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 7 years
My boyfriend bought the first volume for me for Christmas! I haven't read it yet, but this sounds really awesome. Can't wait to hear more about this! :)
jasmint jasmint 7 years
I hadn't ever heard of Scott Pilgrim until today, but this sounds right on. I'm intrigued, and who doesn't love Michael Cera?!
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