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A 'Scott Pilgrim' Anime Series Is on Its Way to Netflix — and It's Reuniting the Original Cast

Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman — they're all back.
By Sarah Ward
April 03, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
April 03, 2023
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A lot can happen in 13 years — and for the cast of 2010's page-to-screen favourite Scott Pilgrim vs the World, much has. Michael Cera kept returning to Arrested Development's George Michael, and made a stunning appearance in the Twin Peaks revival. Mary Elizabeth Winstead added everything from Fargo and 10 Cloverfield Lane to Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) to her resume. Chris Evans became Captain America, Kieran Culkin has been killing it with insults in Succession and Anna Kendrick had the whole Pitch Perfect franchise. Brie Larson slipping into Captain Marvel's shoes, Aubrey Plaza's The White Lotus stint, Jason Schwartzman still showing up in Wes Anderson films aplenty — that's all occurred as well.

One new thing about to come all of the above actors' way, too: more Scott Pilgrim. The movie that started off as a series of graphic novels, and also hit video games, is next making its way to the small screen as Scott Pilgrim: The Anime.

Of course, when a film becomes a streaming series, that doesn't always mean that the OG cast return with it — but, thankfully, it does in this case. Netflix is behind the show, and announced that the anime adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels will feature the voices of Cera as Scott, Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Culkin as Wallace Wells, Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Larson as Envy Adams and Plaza as Julie Powers. And, yes, Evans, Schwartzman, Satya Bhabha (Sense8), Brandon Routh (The Flash) and Mae Whitman (Good Girls) are all back as Ramona's evil exes.

The list doesn't stop there. Amid shouting "we are Sex Bob-Omb!", Alison Pill (Hello Tomorrow!) as Kim Pine, Johnny Simmons (Girlboss) as young Neil, Mark Webber (SMILF) as Stephen Stills, Ellen Wong (Best Sellers) as Knives Chau are all back, too.

The story will still follow the titular bass player, in what's set to be more than just a do-over. "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," the original film's director Edgar Wright told Netflix.

"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," Wright continued — and he's back as an executive producer.

Scott Pilgrim: The Anime doesn't yet have a release date, or a trailer; however, you can check out Netflix's cast announcement clip below:

Scott Pilgrim: The Anime is headed to Neflix, but doesn't yet have a release date — we'll update you when one is announced.

Published on April 03, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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