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Is Scott Pilgrim the king of all media? Consider the launch of the character’s sixth and final comic from Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, which drew literally thousands of fans to midnight release parties Monday night. Consider the San Diego Comic-Conslaught of publicity for Edgar Wright’s Michael Cera-starring movie adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, hitting theaters in just a few short weeks. And finally, consider the multiple albums on the way containing all the music recorded for the movie. The much-ballyhooed soundtrack contains songs from alt-rock heroes Beck, Broken Social Scene, and Metric, performing in-character as bands from the story, plus tracks from T.Rex, the Rolling Stones, Frank Black, and of course Plumtree, whose song “Scott Pilgrim” gave our hero his name.
Now comes word via The Playlist that an extended edition of the soundtrack will feature alternate versions of Beck’s contributions, with the Loser himself on vocals this time around. Also headed our way is the original score album, featuring music by Beck and Radiohead superproducer Nigel Godrich, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Gorillaz knob-twiddler Dan the Automator, Japanese art-pop weirdo Cornelius, longtime Wright collaborator Osymyso and more. Rock out with your Scott out, people.