The beloved “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” is back–and in its original form. The comic-to-film adaptation was initially released in 2010, starring the likes of Michael Cera, Brie Larson, Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, and more. Now, the first trailer for the anime-style remake is out for longtime fans to see. The original cast members returned to the project to voice their respective characters.
Get ready to battle love, life, and epic beats in the new Scott Pilgrim anime!
The OG cast is back on November 17 and ready to rock with Edgar Wright, Bryan Lee O'Malley, BenDavid Grabinski, and the genius minds at Science SARU behind the animation magic pic.twitter.com/vV0o1RkhAV
— Netflix (@netflix) August 16, 2023
The original film garnered a massive fanbase for its colorful palette, unique humor, video game references, and indie rock soundtrack. The film successfully launched the careers of several of its stars, notably Michael Cera. Cera most recently appeared as Allan in Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed “Barbie.”
In the 13 years since the project’s initial release, Cera still has a lot of love for the film.
— Raven Brunner (@raventbrunner) August 16, 2023
Fans of the film look forward to the unique revival, especially given that the original cast is returning to their roles in a new way.
suddenly I am 21 years old again and Scott Pilgrim is the only thing I care about https://t.co/XHmZmMK8IE
— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) August 16, 2023
Some are already pairing scenes from the new trailer with some of the most iconic scenes from the original live action version.
The live-action ‘SCOTT PILGRIM’ vs anime. pic.twitter.com/VXp014G9Ck
— A Shot. (@justashottt_) August 16, 2023
Many are reminiscing on their favorite aspects of the original film. Some fans share their art that the film inspired, and their detailed costumes inspired by the characters.
scott pilgrim anime looks so peak I had to draw ramona pic.twitter.com/ni1F5B3e2P
— Rechi (@RechiTv) August 16, 2023
NEW SCOTT PILGRIM TEASER LOOKS SICK pic.twitter.com/gzofTpZW5S
— gremlynne (@possum_bimbo) August 16, 2023
Fans of Brie Larson were excited to see their favorite actress involved in another project releasing this fall.
i didn’t know that the marvels, lessons in chemistry and the scott pilgrim movie were all coming out in november… brie nation we are not ready pic.twitter.com/FMsDYrLX2D
— A | (@OFFTHATTABLE) August 16, 2023
Scott Pilgrim vs. Netflix
The film will be released with Netflix. The streaming giant has been subject to criticism for several reasons in recent months. The platform cracked down on password sharing, forcing families spread between multiple households to pay extra fees to share accounts or have to pay to star separate accounts entirely.
Outside of passwordsgate, the streamer has been under scrutiny since May amid the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Writers on popular programs claim that the network hires “mini rooms” to skirt job security for screenwriters, and actors claim that they are paid slim to no residuals. Low or a lack of residual payments can lead to a lack of insurance coverage for actors.
The cult following surrounding “Scott Pilgrim” has some former Netflix subscribers vowing to return just to see the film.
Netflix knows how to get me back. Dang
— Verlis (@Verliswolf) August 16, 2023
The new iteration of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” hits Netflix on November 17.