Since Edgar Wright’s beloved adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs the World hurtled onto the silver screen in 2010, many fans have wondered if there would be more one day. Well, Netflix has provided an answer.
The comic book franchise was first created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, and it follows the eponymous bass guitarist as he tries to win the love of the bewitching Ramona Flowers by battling her Seven Evil Exes.
Wright’s cult hit saw Michael Cera take on the title role alongside a cast who have since achieved megastar status, with the likes of Kieran Culkin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Chris Evans appearing in the film, among others.
Read on to find out everything we know so far about Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, including release date and its cast.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off release date: When will it air?
Now that the dust has settled on Netflix giving the series the green light, the official release date has been confirmed as 17th November 2023.
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Netflix has confirmed that Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will be directed by Abel Góngora, with creator O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski developing the series.
We will keep this page updated with all the latest news on Scott Pilgrim’s first anime outing when we receive it.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off voice cast: Who will return?
With Wright back in the picture for an adaptation of O’Malley’s series, some fans might be wondering whether anyone else from the cult film will return. Well, Netflix gave an update on that, too.
The good news is the entire cast of the 2010 film will be returning to the franchise, and they will be voicing the same characters they played in the original:
- Scott Pilgrim – Michael Cera
- Ramona Flowers – Mary Elizabeth Winstead
- Wallace Wells – Kieran Culkin
- Stacey Pilgrim – Anna Kendrick
- Envy Adams – Brie Larson
- Knives Chau – Ellen Wong
- Matthew Patel – Satya Bhabha
- Lucas Lee – Chris Evans
- Todd Ingram – Brandon Routh
- Gideon Graves – Jason Schwartzman
- Roxy Richter – Mae Whitman
- Kim Pine – Alison Pill
- Julie Powers – Aubrey Plaza
- Young Neil – Johnny Simmons
- Stephen Stills – Mark Webber
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Is there a trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off?
Alongside the initial announcement trailer, the first teaser trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off was released on 16th August.
Giving fans a taste of the animation style that's to come, Scott's first friendships, opponents and adventures can all be pieced together in the 50-second preview.
Get ready for the full series by taking a closer look here.
Since then, there was a clip released on 27th September 2023 featuring one of Scott's usual expletive-filled interactions with Julie Powers alongside his patient waiting at the door for Ramona to deliver his package, with a slight tweak in that she's now delivering for Netflix instead of Amazon (surprise, surprise).
Netflix has finally stopped teasing Scott Pilgrim fans, and on 15th October 2023, released the full 2-minute trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. It features a number of immediately recognisable Scott Pilgrim locations including the Subspace, Wallace and Scott's apartment, Ramona and Scott's first meeting and an incredibly awesome visual tease of each of the evil exes embodied in their original manga forms.
The 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs the World film is available to stream on ITVX. Check out the rest of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy coverage, or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what’s on tonight.
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