‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ Birthed a Lot of Superheroes; Why the Stacked Cast Made It So Loved

by Jeremy Spirogis
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2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was greater than only a movie adaptation of a graphic novel (regardless that it was already a reasonably widespread graphic novel). It was some of the beloved cult movies within the final decade. And its fan base has grown through the years; today, many millennials can recite the “Bread makes you fat?” line or the “He punched the highlights out of her hair” prefer it’s nothing. 

But one other factor to look again on in regards to the film is how massive lots of the actors from it turned. At the time, just a few of them had been already on their technique to stardom, however the sheer quantity of them which might be family names, now, is astounding. Not to say, an excellent chunk of them went on to turn out to be superheroes. 

Cast and crew members of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' at the premiere for the film at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.
Cast and crew members of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’ (Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Keiran Culkin, Ellen Wong, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Edgar Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brie Larson, and Brandon Routh) on the premiere for the movie on the Odeon, Leicester Square, London | Ian West/PA Images through Getty Images

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Chris Evans

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By 2010, Evans had already performed a superhero — Johnny Storm — in Fantastic Four and its sequel. He was additionally in Push, Not Another Teen Movie and lots of others. This is what made his position as Lucas Lee in Scott Pilgrim so enjoyable; he portrayed a cocky, jock-type, A-list actor who was filled with himself and his profession. It was completely different to what Evans had performed to that time. 

Then, a yr later, Captain America: The First Avenger got here out and adjusted Evans’ profession trajectory ceaselessly. 

Brie Larson

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Another future Avenger, Larson appeared in a number of films and reveals earlier than Scott Pilgrim as properly. She had performed the lead within the Disney Channel Orignal Movie Right on Track and in Hoot, however her position as Scott’s ex, Envy Adams, was undoubtedly new for her. She was cocky, snooty, alluring, and seductive suddenly, egging on Scott’s disappointment at their breakup. Larson additionally received to flaunt her singing chops as she fully knocked “Black Sheep” out of the park. 

Now, after all, many extra followers know her as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She additionally now has an Oscar for her unbelievable work in Room

Brandon Routh

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Yet one other one in every of Ramona’s exes to go on to turn out to be a superhero is Brandon Routh. Before enjoying the dishonest vegan in Scott Pilgrim, Routh had already starred as a superhero. He performed the enduring character of Superman in Superman Returns

Routh can also be a bit completely different right here as a result of no solely did he have one superhero position earlier than Scott Pilgrim vs The World, however he took on two extra after. In the Arrowverse on The CW, he performed Ray Palmer / The Atom, after which went on to play Superman once more within the crossover occasion, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” This time, he was the “Kingdom Come” Superman, from Earth-96. 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead 

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Lastly, there’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead. She performed Scott’s love curiosity in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Ramona Flowers. She’s the rationale he has to face all the evil exes: so he can “win her heart,” so to talk. 

But earlier than she was Ramona, Winstead performed the villain in Sky High. Of course, audiences don’t know that initially, however it’s revealed that she’s really the Big Bad calling the photographs. And extra not too long ago, Winstead joined the DC universe as Helena Bertinelli, aka The Huntress in Birds of Prey. Not precisely the cape and heroism sort, however not the villain both.

This record solely covers people who went on to be superheroes. But a ton of the remainder of the forged went on to do massive issues. There’s Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Mae Whitman, and Kieran Culkin, who all are very profitable now. Plus, Bill Hader performed The Voice within the film, and he’s (after all) Bill Hader. Not to say Michael Cera. This stacked forged made for a hilarious movie; it’s no surprise it’s nonetheless so memorable today. 

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