More than 10 years after the initial movies release, Netflix announced an anime adaptation featuring the original cast. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, including the release date!
It's been a while since Netflix announced the plans for an anime adaptation for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. A happy surprise for fans for sure, but it gets even better: the full cast of the movie is set to return for the sequel as well. Hop onto the nostalgia train!
It's been months since the first announcement by Netflix. On August 16, the streaming service finally took pity on fans and gave them what they wanted: a neat trailer and a release date to wait for.
- Interested in the original Scott Pilgrim books? Here you go.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off – But When?
When the movie released all the way back in 2010 it pretty much bombed at the box office. Since then, the movie has turned into somewhat of a modern cult classic. Especially the cast has gained a lot of popularity since then, with big names like Michael Cera, Chris Evans or Brie Larson having starred in the movie.
The trio (and even more of the original cast, like Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza and Jason Schwartzman) glady revisits the Scott Pilgrim universe for an animated approach. The release date has been announced as November 17, 2023.
In an interview with Tudum, Wright (who serves as an executive producer on the series) revealed that:
“Over the years, fans had asked if there would be a sequel to the film or some other kind of continuation. I knew that a live-action sequel was unlikely, but I would usually defer by suggesting that perhaps an anime adaptation was an interesting way to go."
Judging from the trailer, Wright was... well, right. I'll see myself out. But first, Wright had even more interesting infos:
"And then, lo and behold, one day Netflix got in touch to ask about this exact idea. But even better, our brilliant creator Bryan Lee O’Malley had an idea that was way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation of the original books.”
- A Scott Pilgrim card game to pass the time, maybe?
Seems like Netflix continues to ride the train of anime adaptations for beloved franchises. They did pretty well with Arcane, so the hopes for Scott Pilgrim are high!
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