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Will Scott Pilgrim 2 happen? Edgar Wright reveals there are "some plans to revisit the material"

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Could the Sex Bob-ombs be getting an encore? Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (opens in new tab) director Edgar Wright has revealed that he’s in the tentative stages of planning a new, possibly animated, project with the original material – though a big-screen sequel is unlikely.

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

For his part, O’Malley is also ruminating over picking up a pen and paper again and revisiting Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, and the rest of the eclectic exes – both heroic and villainous – that populated that iconic, pop-culture infused world.

“I would like to revisit the characters [in comic form] and see what they’re up to. I sketched Scott early in the pandemic with a huge beard. I think that would be a funny image,” O’Malley teased.

But don’t get your hopes up about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 2 coming to cinemas, and especially not a SPCU (Scott Pilgrim Cinematic Universe). 

Star of the 2010 film, Michael Cera, said: “I don’t think a sequel is a reality. In my limited understanding of the film industry, when a movie doesn’t really explode at the box office, it’s hard for anybody to get behind a sequel.”

The movie, celebrating its 10th anniversary in August, may not get a follow-up, though it looks like the series is primed and ready to get a new lease of life very soon.

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Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.