Michael Cera suffered concussion during Chris Evans fight scene in Scott Pilgrim

Michael Cera came away concussed after a brutal fight scene with Chris Evans while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.The actor played the geeky titular character in Edgar Wright’s cult classic, and he recalled filming the 2010 action comedy to celeb…

Michael Cera came away concussed after a brutal fight scene with Chris Evans while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

The actor played the geeky titular character in Edgar Wright’s cult classic, and he recalled filming the 2010 action comedy to celebrate the movie’s upcoming 10th anniversary.

In the movie, Scott must fight off the evil ex-boyfriends of Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and in one memorable scene, he comes face-to-face with Evans’ fictional movie star Lucas Lee.

Cera told Entertainment Weekly that he suffered for his art while shooting the fight scene with the Captain America star, as was almost knocked out thanks to having a skateboard repeatedly smashed over his head.

“It was freezing when we were shooting that fight with Chris Evans all through the night. There was this moment where I get hit over the head with a skateboard, which was supposed to explode on impact,” he explained. “They build this skateboard out of balsa wood; I’m wearing a helmet under my hat. But this thing would not break. We did, like, five takes of me just getting hit over the head full force in an effort to make (it) explode.

“I felt myself getting a concussion,” the 32-year-old continued. “After five takes of that, I said to Edgar, ‘I don’t think I can do this anymore.’ They did it with a CG effect in the end.”

Considered a box office flop, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World went on to become a cult classic. Brie Larson, Kieran Culkin and Anna Kendrick co-star.

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Edgar Wright: ‘Seth Rogen almost played Scott Pilgrim’

Seth Rogen almost landed the titular role in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, according to director Edgar Wright.The British filmmaker recently marked the upcoming 10th anniversary of the cult classic with an in-depth interview about making the action-come…

Seth Rogen almost landed the titular role in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, according to director Edgar Wright.

The British filmmaker recently marked the upcoming 10th anniversary of the cult classic with an in-depth interview about making the action-comedy with Entertainment Weekly, and he revealed that at one point, the film could’ve been completely different.

Wright recalled that Donna Langley, who was Universal Pictures’ president of production at the time, pitched Rogen to play geeky Scott, who falls in love with the mysterious Ramona, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

But while the Hot Fuzz director loved the Knocked Up funnyman, he “couldn’t get (his) head around” the casting decision.

“Michael Cera was the only person who came to mind,” Wright said about casting the role of Scott. “I loved Arrested Development, he’s Canadian, he’s scrawny, he plays guitar, and the idea of Michael as a Romeo is just inherently amusing.”

Cera went on to portray the lovestruck bassist, who has to fight off seven of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends, who were played by the likes of Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman.

Elsewhere in the interview, the 46-year-old filmmaker recalled being sent an encouraging email from Universal’s then co-president of marketing Michael Moses after Scott Pilgrim bombed at the box office.

“Monday morning Michael Moses sent an email with three words,” Wright explained. “It was one of the sweetest emails I’ve ever gotten from anybody in the industry. It said, ‘Years, not days.'”

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Edgar Wright hated Seth MacFarlane after Scott Pilgrim jibe

Edgar Wright “never liked” Seth MacFarlane after he made a jibe about his film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.The director celebrated the 10th anniversary of the cult comedy with an oral history of making the movie with Entertainment Weekly, and revealed…

Edgar Wright “never liked” Seth MacFarlane after he made a jibe about his film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

The director celebrated the 10th anniversary of the cult comedy with an oral history of making the movie with Entertainment Weekly, and revealed the Family Guy creator irked him by poking fun at the film’s disappointing box office opening weekend.

Michael Cera played the titular character in the star-studded 2010 flick, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Brie Larson and Aubrey Plaza, which was based on the graphic novels by Canadian author and artist Bryan Lee O’Malley.

Despite the movie’s star power, it only grossed $10 million (£8 million) during its debut weekend, losing out to The Expendables and Eat Pray Love.

“I remember getting an email from Marc Platt, one of the film’s producers, on the Friday asking Universal to put more into the spend and predicting doom for the weekend,” Wright explained. “And I thought – naively – I thought, ‘Well, it’s only Friday morning, how could they know?’ They know. It opened at number five.”

And the British filmmaker was frustrated watching the film get turned into “a bit of a punchline”, and he recalled being annoyed after MacFarlane joked about the movie on Twitter.

“I’ve never liked Seth MacFarlane, because that weekend he tweeted ‘Scott Pilgrim 0, the World 2,’” Wright said. “I was like, f**k you. And then I lay in wait until (A Million Ways to Die in the West) came out, or whatever it was called, and I rubbed my hands with glee. I didn’t tweet anything because I’m not a total monster.”

MacFarlane’s 2014 comedy raked in just $16 million (£13 million) on its opening weekend, despite starring Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried.

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Ansel Elgort confirms there is a script for Baby Driver 2

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds…

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.

Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

The movie also had appearances from Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey, and while Wright has yet to officially confirm a follow-up, Elgort divulged in a new interview that he has read the script already.

“He has shared it with me… Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a Baby Driver 2,” the 25-year-old told MTV News. “It has a different title, actually. You’re gonna have to have to ask Edgar that, though.”

Baby Driver was well received by audiences and critics, leading it to earn $226 million (£186 million) at the box office worldwide, making it director Wright’s highest-earning movie at the box office.

And while the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World filmmaker has never directed a traditional sequel before, he previously noted that he was open to making one for Baby Driver.

“It is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there is somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters, especially (Elgort’s getaway driver character) Baby,” he shared in an interview with Empire magazine’s film podcast. “I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice anymore.”

Wright is currently in the post-production phases of animated project Shadows and is also filming Last Night in Soho with Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

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