Actor Michael Cera provides details about remaking Scott Pilgrim in anime form. The original graphic novel series, created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, centers around its titular character, a slacker who, after developing feelings for Ramona Flowers, suddenly finds himself battling her seven exes. Cera starred in the 2010 movie adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and it was announced in March that he and the rest of the cast would reprise their roles for the upcoming Netflix show.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Cera discussed what it was like returning as Scott Pilgrim and explained that working alongside the same actors to create a different version has been a new experience for him. While he admitted to not knowing much about it, Cera teased the series’ humor. Read Cera’s comments regarding the Scott Pilgrim anime remake below:
“It’s very cool that we get to make more of it. I’ve never had the experience of being able to make a new version of something with the same people like this. It’s very uncanny. It’s a very strange experience! It’s nice that people still care enough to bring it up, watch it, and enjoy it. That seems like a great success. I think it’s gonna be so funny. I’ve had so much fun recording it and hearing what other people are doing. There have been a couple of songs … I kind of don’t fully know what to expect other than it’s going to be really funny.”
How The Scott Pilgrim Anime Remake Could Be Different
Despite underperforming at the box office, Edgar Wright’s 2010 adaptation received praise for its style and built a strong fanbase over the years. Because O’Malley is co-developing the Netflix series with BenDavid Grabinski, there are questions about how it will look and how the two projects will compare. O’Malley revealed that the Scott Pilgrim anime would have some surprising moments, while Wright, attached as an executive producer, also teased the remake will incorporate new elements.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World features some memorable action sequences, so it will be interesting how the fight scenes come together in animation since a video game adaptation of the source material exists. Another anime version of the series, Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation, was released before the movie and focused on the lead’s relationship with Kim Pine. Since it used the same cast, it could be possible for the upcoming show to further explore Scott Pilgrim and other characters similarly.
Though the new series might depict some differences, Cera’s return should excite those who enjoyed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Other stars reprising their Scott Pilgrim roles include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza. With no release date currently scheduled, viewers can be sure to keep an eye out for any future Scott Pilgrim updates.
Source: Rolling Stone