When you look forward to a movie as much as I have been looking forward to Scott Pilgrim, you generally set yourself up to be disappointed. It doesn't always happen, of course -- Iron Man didn't disappoint me, although Watchmen did -- but I hoped that not reading the books would manage to keep my expectations in check. That's right, I'm not a raging Bryan Lee O'Malley fan, just an Edgar Wright fan. The director's last two films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are at the top of my Favorite Films of All Time list, so nothing could keep me away from another of his brilliant blends of comedy, action, pop-culture references and killer music.
People are still reeling from the bomb that went off last week when Will Smith was rumored to have been offered the role of Captain America, but this weekend a nearly-as-spectacular rumor dropped about one of Cap's teammates on the Avengers. Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker was seen leaving the Marvel Studios offices, and in her hands she displayed an array of Avengers comics. Now, there's some debate over what characters appear in the issues she's holding, but most people assume that she's in talks for a role in the 2011 movie, and that role would most likely be the size-changing Wasp.