The first official image from Edgar Wright‘s adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has been released and it’s pretty bad ass. It features star Michael Cera as Pilgrim yielding a sword of fire! If this image is any indication, Scott Pilgrim will be pretty damn good. The above photo is just a close up, but if you check out the full image you’ll notice several other key characters in the background…

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. The one that he really yearns for is Ramona, and in order to win her love he’ll have to fight all her psycho ex-boyfriends. She literally has a crew of guys who make it their business to keep all interested suitors at bay, which means Pilgrim has to cut through a lot of red tape. Some of the actors taking on the exes roles include Chris Evans and Brandon Routh.

This photo popped up over at Collider, and from their understanding, this may be a shot from the film’s final battle. It’s a theory I easily concur with because that flaming sword is too awesome to throw in the middle of a movie. You can spot Jason Schwartzman‘s character Gideon, the leader of the League of Evil Exes in the background. Doesn’t he look sharp in that white suit?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will hit theaters sometime this year.

Does this film look like the real deal or is it too early to tell?