While Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has stood the test of time, boasting a massive cult following, star Michael Cera didn't want production to end.
Speaking with GQ, the actor admitted that he loved working on Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's seminal comic book so much that he wanted to keep filming indefinitely. "We just had the greatest vibe with everybody," Cera said. "I think that trickled down from Edgar and the energy that he was creating. We all got to rehearse together and spend a lot of time together before we even started making the movie." When he realized that the cast and crew would inevitably part ways once the movie wrapped, he admitted that he "was a little depressed" before eventually pulling himself together. "It all just goes away, and you’re like, ‘Where did everybody go?'" he added before concluding that he would happily have made Scott Pilgrim "forever" even if the production was exhausting.
Despite Cera not getting his wish, the legacy of his Scott Pilgrim will live on in a new animated series based on O'Malley's story. The Netflix series is reuniting several members of the film's cast to reprise their roles for the cartoon which is set to faithfully capture the style of the original artwork. The actor couldn't give enough praise to the show's script which he described being a complete representation of O'Malley's voice. "Every time I’ve recorded it, I have to send Brian an email saying, ‘I love this so much. I’m so excited about it,'" Cera said. "It’s strange and very fun... Scott Pilgrim has such a specific energy. The whole project, the whole world of Scott Pilgrim, is very energetic and really funny."
Scott Pilgrim Levels Up
Based on the graphic novel series of the same title, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World follows a recently-heartbroken twenty-something as he falls in love with an enigmatic and mysterious woman named
Ramona Flowers. In order to date the perceived love of his life, Scott must battle and defeat her seven evil exes in a series of high-octane, anime-inspired fights. Wright's film earned plenty of praise from fans and critics for its zany action, smart comedy and unique presentation.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD. The Netflix animated series is slated to premiere on Nov. 17.