Michael Cera to battle Brandon Routh and Chris Evans (in 'Scott Pilgrim')

Routhevanscera_lIf Superbad‘s Michael Cera wants to get the girl in the movie adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, he’ll have to defeat Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh and Fantastic Four‘s Chris Evans. I love it already.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Routh and Evans have been cast as two of the seven exes Cera’s Canadian slacker/wannabe rocker Scott Pilgrim will have to battle if he’s to win the heart of his dream girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who played Bruce Willis’ daughter in Live Free of Die Hard). Per the trade, "Evans plays evil boyfriend No. 2, Lucas Lee, a pro skateboarder-turned-movie star, while Routh plays the third evil boyfriend, Todd Ingram, a rocker with vegan psychic powers."

Are you diehard Scott Pilgrim fans down with the casting for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, or do you wish Universal would go back to the drawing board? I’m just happy that Cera gets to graduate high school. Scott Pilgrim is 23 when the six-volume Oni Press series begins. (Vol. 5 hits shelves Feb. 4.)

More on Scott Pilgrim and Michael Cera:
EW reviews Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
EW reviews Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness
Cera in final talks for Scott Pilgrim
EW catches up with Cera at Sundance

addCredit(“Routh: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic; Evans: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images; Cera: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images”)


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  • rockgolf

    Wow. So few comments. Is there something else going on?

  • jcpdiesel21

    I’m not familiar with the source material, but this sounds pretty cool.

  • kelsey

    Yay! Scott Pilgrim news! I need to order the 4th volume toot sweet.

  • Baby Buster

    I don’t care what he does, so long as he says YES to the Arrested Development movie…

  • BrandonK

    I’m not familiar with the source material, but so far the movie looks pretty promising.

  • BrandonK

    jcpdiesel21, I totally didn’t mean to steal your line. LOL! I didn’t read the comments until I posted my own. Weird!

  • Kev

    Woo hoo! Can’t wait for the Sex Bob-bomb soundtrack!

  • shar

    I just want Michael Cera to do Arrested Development.

  • trepithet

    I’m a huge fan of the comics, but so far I’m a bit ho-hum about the casting. Even though I enjoy Michael Cera’s work, I’m skeptical about how well he fits this part. The only casting news I’ve been excited about so far is Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells (Scott’s gay roommate). I’m keeping an open mind though, because I’m so psyched about Edgar Wright directing.

  • Linda

    I hope this means Routh is too busy to do a Superman movie. He was sooo terrible in the last one.

  • Jessica

    As much as I love Michael Cera (and I heart him bunches!) I’m most excited for MEW. I think she is so ridiculously adorable and a talented actress to boot. Throw in the man candy that is Chris Evans and I am so there.

  • doubtRouth

    There isn’t going to be another Superman movie with Routh anyway. WB was disappointed in SR’s performance in the Box Office so pretty much everyone involved with SR isn’t going to be in a “sequel,” specifically Routh and Bryan Singer.

  • Sean

    I just want Routh to do the next Superman movie. Anything other than that is a bonus.

  • Sparky

    Routh was an awesome Superman. The script just wasn’t great.

  • Kathleen

    I really liked Routh, too. Hopefully, he will be in the sequel.

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