Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’s cast is reuniting for a virtual read-through of the 2010’s movie script for Entertainment Weekly. The virtual reunion of Edgar Wright’s cult-classic film will raise money for the Water for People charity.
Expect to see Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman for this event. On top of that, Wright and co-writer Michael Bacall and Scott Pilgrim’s creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will attend. The reunion is set for later this summer. We’re also learning that the movie will return to theaters (when they open back up) to celebrate the movie’s 10th anniversary.
Cera commented on the reunion:
“For me, that ‘well’ would just mean being around that group again.It was such a great group. Fortunately, we all do get together, and it really was like a great band or something, and we all loved being around each other, and that happens, obviously, less and less, but when the movie was coming out, and even a few years after that, we were all hanging out quite a lot.”
“Bill Pope, who’s the cinematographer, was doing brunches quite regularly with his wife, Sharon. It really felt like an extended family. It’s 10 years later, so obviously life, for everybody, is doing their own thing. I would love, if it meant getting everyone to hang out for a while again, I would love that. Hopefully, this being the 10th anniversary, it will give us some excuse to get together.”
Wright also commented:
“It opened the same weekend as The Expendables and Eat Pray Love. I remember getting an email from Marc Platt, one of the film’s producers, on the Friday asking Universal to put more into the spend and predicting doom for the weekend,” Wright continued. “And I thought — naively — I thought, Well, it’s only Friday morning, how could they know? They know. It opened at number five. It’s that thing where it becomes a bit of a punch line. I’ve never liked Seth MacFarlane, because that weekend he tweeted “Scott Pilgrim 0, the World 2.” I was like, f— you.”
“And then I lay in wait until 8 Million Ways to Die in the West came out, or whatever it was called, and I rubbed my hands with glee. didn’t tweet anything because I’m not a total monster. [Laughs] But Monday morning Michael Moses sent an email with three words. It was one of the sweetest emails I’ve ever gotten from anybody in the industry. It said, ‘Years, not days.'”
After having rewatched the cult-classic recently, I did notice that the movie contained humor, language, and Asian stereotypes that were not deemed inappropriate in 2010, but certainly are now. It will be interesting seeing the cast tackle those moments during a read-through.
Are you excited for the Scott Pilgrim vs The World virtual reunion?