Tickets were limited to last night’s American Cinematheque Screening and Q&A of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, but we have some great video clips and images from the session. Guillermo del Toro hosted the event, in which he and actor Michael Cera, director Edgar Wright, and creator Bryan Lee O’Malley discussed a myriad of things involving the film and beyond. All of this went down at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, and was in support of the film which is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, November 9th. For clips and my general impressions and recommendations, hit the jump.
First, let me say that if you have not seen interviews with del Toro, you are in for a treat. Any interaction with the man brings laughs, intriguing insight, and honesty that is refreshing to see. He is a geek, but he just happens to make films as well, so he has an excitement for the medium that is readily apparent. Additionally, Cera and Wright really feed off each other so the Q&A was bound to be gold. Throw in O’Malley, who wrote the entire hilarious series that the film is based on, and we have a real winner here.
One of the highlights has to be del Toro’s admission that he loved the old Batman TV series partly because Batman was fat. We also have the revelation that the film was being planned and worked on as early as 2004. Clifton Collins, Jr. and Thomas Jane’s cameos were also discussed, and it was revealed that they were the only two actors over 30-years-old in the film. Overall, if you loved the film, as I did, this is a nice treat before getting the Blu-ray next week. Here’s the clips and the images are at the bottom.
Edgar Wright on Richard Lester:
Flash Gordon & Batman:
Celebrating the Comic Book Form:
Guillermo del Toro on Video Games:
Michael Cera on Casting Process:
Michael Cera’s Reaction:
Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins, Jr.:
Favorite Battle Scene: