When Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World opened in 2010, it was a huge disappointment. Unsurprising, because the adaptation of Bryan O’Malley’s popular graphic novels translates as very niche on the big screen with its video game-influenced aesthetic and cast of then-rising stars. But Scott Pilgrim became a cult favorite and, full disclosure, my favorite movie ever, living on in various forms of media including a video game. Now Scott Pilgrim is back as an anime series headed to Netflix, and voiced by the returning live-action cast.
That means Michael Cera will return as the hopeless Canadian slacker/musician Scott Pilgrim, joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Mark Webber Stephen Still, Mae Whitman as Roxie and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau.
Science SARU (Inu-Oh) will be the animation studio, with executive producer Eunyoung Choi and director Abel Gongora.
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Announcing Scott Pilgrim, an anime series voiced by the cast of the 2010 film!
It comes from executive producers Edgar Wright, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and BenDavid Grabinski and is animated by Science Saru. pic.twitter.com/8iyZuaj6eL
— Netflix (@netflix) March 30, 2023
Wright, O’Malley and artist BenDavid Grabinski will act as exec-producers, and they’re pretty excited about seeing this come together at Netflix…
“We’re getting the band back together!” said O’Malley and Grabinski in a joint statement. “A stellar cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And, with Science SARU leading the phenomenal animation, we couldn’t ask for a better team for this adventure. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to see what we and our partners at Science SARU have been cooking up. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
“One of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim,” Wright added. “Since the film’s release in 2010 we’ve done Q&A’s, remembrances and charity read throughs, but there was never the occasion to reunite the whole gang on an actual project until now. Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer BenDavid Grabinski, have conjured up an anime series of Scott Pilgrim that doesn’t just expand the universe, but also…well, just watch it. I’m more than happy to announce that I have helped coax the entire original cast back to voice their characters on this epic new adventure. You are in for a treat.”
The full announcement can be seen below!