Edgar Wright Teases A Possible ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime

Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a film I hold in VERY high esteem, and with the 10th anniversary of its release right around the corner, I’ve been wondering if plans were in the works to revisit it somehow. Considered a flop when it opened, cult status soon followed but there was never any serious talk of a live-action sequel. While that doesn’t seem to be possible, Wright recently teased to EW (via ThePlaylist) that more Scott Pilgrim could happen…in anime form.

It was during a script read of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, one attended by Wright and much of the cast, that he dropped news of an animated followup, one that would be done in anime style…

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

There were six volumes of O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, so there’s plenty of ground to cover if they wanted to do sequels. And the anime medium is perfect because O’Malley’s art style was largely influenced by Japanese animation.

Nothing is official, however, so who knows if this happens. Hopefully there will be such an outpouring of love for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World over the next couple of months that it would be foolish not strike while the iron is hot. Hopefully this also means a return of the awesome Scott Pilgrim video game.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.