Tuesday night, fans of all things Scott Pilgrim were treated to not only a showing of the film at the Egyptian Theater in celebration of the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on Blu-Ray and DVD on the 9th of this month, but a fantastic Q&A session hosted by Guillermo del Toro featuring the director himself, Edgar Wright. Accompanying him were Michael Cera, and Scott Pilgrim creator Brian Lee O’Malley.
Being that this was my first time in the presence of the greatness that is Guillermo del Toro, I didn’t know what to expect — but it’s very clear this is the guy I want doing pretty much every Q&A for every event from here on out — ever, including the presidential debates. Before the film began, del Toro took the time to mention the difference between effortless directing, and the talent to pull it off using porn star boners as an example.
Clearly, Edgar Wright is the pornstar boner of directing in the eyes of Guillermo del Toro. Who knew?
It only got better from there.
Del Toro brought a lot of levity (not that it wasn’t already available in spades), and insight as a director to the session, and it was much appreciated. A few months back I also attended another Edgar Wright Q&A hosted this time by J.J. Abrams, which I thought anyone would be hard-pressed to match — but I think del Toro brought his A game; it was certainly fun to to be in attendance. Of course, Michael Cera was sharp, funny, and remains an always pleasant addition to an interview session.
Below are a select series of clips from the Egyptian Theater event, for your viewing pleasure.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World arrives in stores on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 9th.