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"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" Director Treats Comic-Con Attendees to Free Screening of Film

Actor Michael Cera walks onstage at the "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" panel during Comic-Con 2010 on July 22, 2010 in San Diego. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter

NEW YORK (CBS) "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" director Edgar Wright shared a sweet treat to a handful of Comic-Con 2010 attendees.

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At the end of his movie's panel discussion Thursday, the filmmaker surprised the packed crowd at Hall H and invited several hundred guests to a free screening of the movie at a nearby theatre.

"Would you people like to follow me to the theater right now to watch the film?" Wright asked.

After the free screening, Canadian rock band Metric, whose songs are showcased in the flick, took to the stage at Balboa Theatre and performed.

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" stars Michael Cera (who conducted the entire panel while in a Captain America costume), Brandon Routh, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick and Jason Schwartzman.

The film is based on the comic series of the same name. Cera plays the the titular Scott Pilgrim, who meets the girl of his dreams but is forced to battle a fleet of her ex-boyfriends to win her love.

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is due in theatres August 13.

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