“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” remains beloved by its cult fanbase six years after its initial release, making it little surprise that a great many of them took to Twitter to live-tweet the film when it aired on Channel 4 in the UK on Friday night. More unexpected — though perhaps not by much, given his relationship with his fans — is that co-writer/director Edgar Wright joined in as well.
“‘Scott Pilgrim’ is on @Channel4 right now,” he tweeted. “If you ALL switch on, they might show it as much as @itv2 shows ‘Hot Fuzz’. Do it!” This quickly turned into an impromptu question-and-answer session between filmmaker and audience, with Wright offering thoughts on his actors (Mae Whitman was “a total badass”; Brie Larson’s Oscar win for “Room” was “a retroactive nod” for her role in “Scott Pilgrim”), the soundtrack and more.
Wright’s most recent film is “The World’s End,” which was released in 2013; he’s also well known for more Simon Pegg films such as “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” His next film is “Baby Driver,” which stars Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm. It’s set to be released on St. Patrick’s Day next year.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 12, 2016