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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is what happens when creator Bryan Lee O'Malley rethinks the story, he reveals

O'Malley and co-showrunner BenDavid Grabinski spill the beans on the Netflix series

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is, at once, the ultimate Scott Pilgrim story and very much not what fans of the graphic novel series — or the 2010 movie adaptation — will be expecting. Co-written by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and filmmaker BenDavid Grabinski, it’s an expansion of the world (and worldview) of everyone favorite (least favorite?) member of Sex Bob-Omb that stays true to the spirit, if not the letter, of the original.

To say more would be to spoil it, but Popverse’s Graeme McMillan talked to O’Malley and Grabinski at New York Comic Con about the show, the ways in which it’s different — without spoiling anything, I promise — and why O’Malley used to be a snob about movies. Read on to find out why Takes Off might be the best version of Scott Pilgrim yet… and why BenDavid Grabinski should do more promotional interviews.

Popverse: Bryan, you just announced the 20th anniversary editions of Scott Pilgrim [the comic], and here you are doing the anime. This is a story that you have been living with for more than 20 years, because you worked on it before it came out —

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Graeme McMillan: Popverse Editor Graeme McMillan (he/him) has been writing about comics, culture, and comics culture on the internet for close to two decades at this point, which is terrifying to admit. He completely understands if you have problems understanding his accent.
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