Michael Cera is Not Planning for Any Scott Pilgrim Sequels

January 4, 2010
Source: Collider

Michael Cera

Those of you who aren't too familiar with Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim comic book series that the upcoming movie being directed by Edgar Wright is based on, may not know that the story is self-contained and will (hopefully) wrap up at the end of the sixth book. The story follows a Canadian geek named Scott Pilgrim who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends to be with her. So naturally, he's probably going to defeat all seven of them and the story will finish. No need for a sequel, in the same way Watchmen is a self-contained story from start to end. Luckily, Michael Cera says they didn't sign him for any sequels.

Cera was recently interviewed by Collider and was asked about Scott Pilgrim becoming a franchise. He says:

Michael: I don't know about that. That's hard to say because the movie encompasses the whole graphic novel series.

Isn't [O'Malley] still writing more?

Michael: He's writing the last one. There's going to be six, and the sixth one is going to come out sometime next year.

They didn't sign you for more films, just in case?

Michael: I don't think so, no.

So there you have it. I'm not going to promise that a sequel won't happen (you never know, right?), but it sounds like they're not even thinking about one. Thankfully I'm sure Edgar Wright and Bryan Lee O'Malley have enough control over this that they're saying "no" early on, most likely because it's just unnecessary. Especially if the movie is as fantastic as we've heard, then there definitely won't be a need to revisit a story that wrapped up neatly at the end (or so we're expecting it will end like that). All I know is that I'm anxious to see a trailer and an official poster for this sometime in the near future. It is due out later this year, right?

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oh well.

Xerxex on Jan 4, 2010


Probably for the best. Multiple movies about Scott fighting off the evil boyfriends would get old real fast. One movie is enough I think.

SkaOreo on Jan 5, 2010


Not that intrested in the first film sounds borring to me, but shall give it the benefit of the Doubt when i see a trailer. 😉

Cineprog on Jan 5, 2010


Bryan already said he wouldn't be doing any more Scott Pilgrim (for the foreseeable future anyway) after this last book so it's unlikely there will be any additional OGN source. The movie already runs across all the books, though supposedly with a different ending. Really won't be anything to make a movie of. Though that's never really stopped Hollywood has it?

Steve Wallace on Jan 5, 2010


Good, the less Michael Cera, the better.

Agent Zero on Jan 5, 2010


Plus Edgar Wright needs to finally start on his Ant Man movie!

Sumit on Jan 6, 2010

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