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