Edgar Wright Teases Anime Adaptation Of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since the release of Edgar Wright’s superpowered cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

What was originally a bomb in the box office had slowly climbed its way to cult status over the past 10 years since its release in 2010. And now, fans who have been clamouring for more of the series might just get their wish granted as the film’s director has revealed that the team behind Scott Pilgrim is interested in revisiting the story once again, this time as an anime series.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in honour of the film’s 10th anniversary, Wright revealed that he had been involved with ongoing talks with the Scott Pilgrim’s comic creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and the film’s executive producer Jared LeBoff about revisiting the series in “an animation way” as opposed to a direct sequel to the 2010 film.

“There’s some plans — and there’s nothing official yet — but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way,” Wright explained. “We’ve been talking with Bryan and with Jared for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.”

Wright didn’t reveal much about the anime adaption of the series but still, the prospect of seeing the likes of the titular Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers come to life once again must be exciting news to many fans. 

In the same interview, O’Malley also expressed his interest in bringing the characters back to the printed page, in particular he wants to see how his characters will react to current real world events. 

“I would like to revisit the characters [in comic form] and see what they’re up to. I sketched Scott early in the pandemic with a huge beard. I think that would be a funny image,” said O’Malley.

Though we might never get a sequel to the 2010 Scott Pilgrim film, which is not surprising considering how poorly it did in the box office despite rave reviews from critics and fans. Furthermore, we’re not sure whether the likes of Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers) will even return to just lend their voices for this animated adaptation, given it’s been a decade, but one can only hope.