As if the cast for the graphic novel adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs The World wasn’t epic enough with the Human Torch aka Chris Evans signing on, the powers that be have decided to add another superhero for good measure. According to Empire, Brandon Routh, who is best known for dawning those blue tights and that red cape for 2006′s Superman Returns will be joining the cast of Pilgrim. Routh will be starring alongside Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Ellen Wong, and Kieran Culkin.
More on Routh’s character after the jump.
The film’s story focuses on Scott Pilgrim, a slacker who fall’s in love with the lovely Ramona (Winstead), but in order to win her heart he must defeat her 7 evil ex-boyfriends, which will include Chris Evans, and now Brandon Routh.
Evans is set to play evil ex #2, a pro-skater turned movie star, while Routh is #3, a rocker whose veganism gives him especially tricky superpowers
The film is directed by Edgar Wright, who’s quirky eye for comedy and action can be seen in his previous projects, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. No release date has been set as of yet, but according to IMDB the film should hit theaters sometime this year.