Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosI recently spoke with Michael Cera about his new superpowers-and-rock-music comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for this week’s Summer Must Issue. At the end of our chat, I asked him about the current status of the on-again-off-again Arrested Development film, as all EW writers are legally obliged to do whenever we talk to an AD cast member.
The news was not encouraging. Cera said he hadn’t spoken to Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz about the movie “in a while.” More generally, the actor admitted to being apprehensive about the project. “I feel scared by the all the expectations on it at this point,” he revealed. “People ask me about it a lot. And to make a movie that already has expectations built in before the script is even written seems intimidating.”
On the other hand, Arrested Development fans can look forward to a mini cast reunion in Scott Pilgrim. One of Cera’s costars is Mae Whitman, who portrayed his girlfriend Ann on AD but, in Scott Pilgrim, plays one of the punch-happy “evil exes” of Cera’s new gal pal. “It was great,” Cera said of re-teaming with Whitman. “She’s so funny in this, and impressive too in her fight sequence.”
Do you still think an Arrested Development movie is a good idea? Are you excited to see Cera and Whitman back together in Scott Pilgrim (an event that is very briefly previewed in the trailer, which I’ve posted after the jump)?