Plenty of excitement has filled the pop culture world since we caught wind that the adventures of Scott Pilgrim and his friends were not only returning to the world but are returning in the form of a Netflix show, Scott Pilgrim The Anime! The internet went wild when they first heard, but what’s even more exciting is that most of the immaculate cast of the live-action version is returning to continue the adventure.
Bryan Lee O’Malley, the brilliant mind who blessed us with the original graphic novels that the live-action was based on, is taking on the role of creator, writer and executive producer for theNetflix anime. Ben David Grabinski is also joining O’Malley and Edgar Wright, the director of the live-action film.
They aren’t the only ones returning to the project, as almost the entire original cast is returning to voice their original characters in the live-action movie. Alison Pill is returning as Kim Pine, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Michael Cera as the titular Scott Pilgrim, and Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel. Even the band, Anamanaguchi, who made the music for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, are returning with featured original songs in the anime.
Edgar Wright shared that it wasn’t all that difficult to get the cast on board to return for the Netflix adaptation because the original film created an incredible bond between all the cast members that they never lost, despite the years that have passed since then. Many of them started a group email in 2010 for the live-action film that is still going strong “to this day”.
Edgar Wright shared with Netflix in March that he was delighted to finally be able to bring the cast back together to continue telling the story that they had started. Of course, being able to do it in one epic shot, thanks to the group email, made everything that much more magical. “Seeing (and hearing) everyone come back to their roles has been a true pleasure.”
Now that we know that all these magnificent actors are returning to lend their voices to the anime, Netflix released a first look, showing the anime’s progress and telling fans to get ready for the release of Scott Pilgrim’s The Anime in November. “Here’s a first look at the Scott Pilgrim Anime coming to Netflix November 17th add it to your list today,” – Netflix.
Watch the Scott Pilgrim The Anime teaser.
Are you excited about the massive returning cast and for the story to continue in Scott Pilgrim’s The Anime?