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Mark WebberThe grooming habits of a slacker 20-something rocker can take years to perfect, but actor Mark Webber has been working overtime to be prepared for whatever director Edgar Wright and company have in store for him when he arrives in Toronto next weekend. The "Broken Flowers" and "Whiteboyz" star is priming himself to be sculpted into Stephen Stills, lead singer of the band Sex Bob-omb in "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World."

"I'm giving them a nice canvas to work with," the actor told MTV News. Since he doesn't know exactly what the makeup department will want to do with him, he figures it's better to overgrow rather than over-cut. "I've got my sideburns going," he said. "I'm growing my hair really long. I'm a shaggy guy right now so that they can cut the hair just like Stephen Stills." Read More...

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'Scott Pilgrim'Watching "Scott Pilgrim" blow up in both the comics world and Hollywood, creator Bryan Lee O'Malley has had to adjust to the expanded audience discussing his slacker hero. A low-key Canadian at heart, O'Malley might not be a natural at dealing with the Internet's billion-tubed entertainment rumor mill, but responding to rumors is now just another part of his average workday.

"It's funny because it gets played across the Internet like the telephone game," O'Malley told MTV News. "Someone reads a blurb somewhere else and they rewrite it in their own words and it makes a little bit less sense or has less to do with the original source quote." Read More...

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During this year's New York Comic Con, veteran novelist and newly minted “Detective Comics” writer Greg Rucka sat down with MTV News to discuss the upcoming big-screen adaptation of his graphic novel “Whiteout," directed by Dominic Sena and starring Kate Beckinsale. While Rucka assured fans that the film would be faithful to its source material, the writer offered up some frank comments about the adaptation process-- and how it's usually received.

“I was with Steve Lieber, my co-creator on it, and we’re walking around these South Pole-based sets, and it was like walking through Steve’s drawings,” Rucka told MTV News Saturday. “The thing is, unless you’re Frank Miller and you’re going to do 'Sin City' or something like that shot for shot, you’re not going to get a comic book on a movie screen -- and you shouldn’t." Read More...

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Mae Whitman in 'Scott Pilgrim'"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" director Edgar Wright continues to fill his photo blog with cast and set images from the much-anticipated film. This time, we get yet another half-face peek at one of the stars of the film, Mae Whitman, who will play Roxy Richter.

A "half-ninja" artist, Richter was the roommate and one of the seven former paramours of Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) that Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must fight to win her love. (We've posted a full-size version of the photo after the jump.) Read More...

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New photos popping up from the set of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” showing unidentified people in motion-capture suits have once again brought the discussion back to the subject of how much animation will be present in director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular series.

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The new photo, posted in Wright's photo blog yesterday, depicts a pair of people clad in the mo-cap suits often used for digital animation of actors. While "Scott Pilgrim" actor Brandon Routh previously announced that the film would blend live-action with animation, O'Malley subsequently told MTV that Routh's comments were "blown out of proportion" with regard to the amount of animation in the film. Read More...


Brandon Routh in 'Scott Pilgrim'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” director Edgar Wright is a photo-holic. Along with posting bunches of new images from the set of the film lately, the latest images include the very first shot of Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") as evil ex-boyfriend Todd Ingram.

Routh's character in the film, a rock star with vegan psychic powers (yes, you read that right), is the third evil ex-boyfriend that Scott Pilgrim must fight to win the heart of Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character, Ramona Flowers. Read on for a full version of Routh's photo and a roundup of the latest "Pilgrim" images. Read More...

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'Scott Pilgrim'"Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright grabbed a major power-up when he stepped on to direct "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." The original books were the talk of New York Comic Con this year, with the fifth "Scott Pilgrim" volume quickly entering stores and vacating shelves across the country shortly thereafter.

The big-screen adaptation's casting, which boasts Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, and Kieron Culkin, is stacked with names, but better yet, it has original creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's gold-coin punch of approval.

"I think the whole cast is amazing," O'Malley told MTV News. "Edgar Wright is a genius for casting. Everyone that they've got is pretty spot-on." Read More...

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Chris Evans in 'Scott Pilgrim'More images from the Toronto set of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” have appeared on director Edgar Wright's photoblog and MySpace page. This time, Chris Evans (“Fantastic Four”) poses with a sketch of his character, Lucas Lee, while a mystery actor peers out from behind a curtain with a "?" sketch.

Online speculation seems to peg rumored "Scott Pilgrim" cast member Jason Schwartzman as the mystery actor, since the rest of the film's cast members -- and the characters they're playing -- have already gone public. Read on for the mystery photo and a full-size shot of Evans as Lucas Lee. Read More...

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Michael Cera as 'Scott Pilgrim'Images from the set of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” have been trickling out over the 'Net lately courtesy of director Edgar Wright and his production blog, and now we finally have the first photo of Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim (as well as Anna Kendrick as Scott's sister, Stacey Pilgrim).

In the new photos, Kendrick and Cera are holding sketches by “Scott Pilgrim” creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, which we can only assume is an effort to show how close they resemble their characters. There are more photos over at Wright's flickr photostream, including a shot of Wright's notes, as well as Satya Bhaba (who plays evil ex-boyfriend Matthew Patel) doing some prep for the big showdown with Cera's Scott Pilgrim. Read on for full versions of the photos. Read More...

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SchwartzmanWe've been pretty much bombarded with "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" news over the past month -- between behind-the-scenes photos to cast updates to commentary straight from "Scott Pilgrim" creator, Brian Lee O'Malley. Not that this is a bad thing -- after all, to say we're impressed with both the direction and the all-star roster of Hollywood up-and-comers attached to the Oni Press adaptation would be putting it lightly.

However, if a post over at The Playlist is to be trusted, that aforementioned ridiculously-cool cast could get that much better, as they point to an article in Variety in which Jason Schwartzman was named as a castmember -- and quite possibly the seventh "evil ex" (namely Gideon Gordon Graves) which Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must defeat in order to win his heart's desire, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Read More...

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