Netflix will produce the next installment of the Scott Pilgrim universe. This is what is known so far about the long-awaited continuation.
Scott Pilgrim Against the World it was one of the most outstanding productions of 2010. The project caused quite a stir for being different in many ways and having the audacity to represent a small part of the story written by Brian Lee O’Malley on the big screen. Passing the crazy adventures of the character to live-action was a challenge assumed by Edgar Wright. The filmmaker is known for having been in charge of successful titles such as Ant-Man, Last Night in Soho or Baby Driver. In each and every one of his works, he made clear his ability to narrate very unusual events by mixing several genres at the same time.
At that time, the cast was full of rising stars who today are some of the biggest celebrities in cinema. Michael Cerafor example, was the protagonist in the role of a shy young Scott, but willing to beat all his girlfriend’s exes to win her love.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead was in the role of Ramona Flowers, the main romantic interest of the main character. The actress became a symbol, breaking all existing fashion schemes at that time. Both artists have had ascending careers after their participation.
Scott Pilgrim and a great comeback
However, although it was an impressive film and achieved incredible numbers both at the box office and with critics, it stayed there. No rumors or confirmations of a sequel have been heard so far. 13 years later Netflix has decided to give the green light to some projects related to this incredible universe.
The first will be an anime, which will adopt the style of illustrations from the six volumes of the literary series on which the feature film is based. Not many details are known yet, but progress has been made big surprises that have fans of the franchise unexpectedly happy.
Incredible news about Scott Pilgrim
It is nothing more and nothing less than a massive recruitment by the production to lead the cast. The cast will largely revert to the original staff, starting of course with Cera and Winstead. The information was provided exclusively by the specialized media The Hollywood Reporter.
“Michael Cera will play Scott Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth Winstead will reprise her role as Ramona Flowers. Other returning cast members include Satya Bhabha, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey PlazaBrandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, and Ellen Wong. A year ago, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively broke the news that the anime series was in development on Netflix,” THR said in a report.
Chris Evans (image by cordonpress)
The creative team will also return
In addition, Edgar Wright will return for creative duties. The developer will share executive duties with O’Malley, who will serve as showrunner for the anime. There is no confirmation of what volume exactly this first installment of the show will follow.
“One of the accomplishments I am most proud of and enjoyed in my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim,” Wright said in a statement. “Since the film’s release in 2010, we’ve done Q&As, memoirs and benefit readings, but there’s never been a chance to get the whole group together on a real project. So far… Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer Ben David Grabinski, they have created a Scott Pilgrim anime series that not only expands the universe, but also… well, just look at it. I am more than happy to announce that I have helped persuade the entire original cast to return to voice their characters in this epic new adventure. We are in luck, ”he added.
There is no set release date for the aname Scott Pilgrim on Netflix. More information is awaited.
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