What’s even better than Scott Pilgim? More Scott Pilgrim, right? You’ve had to wonder if after the hugely successful film adaption we’d see more comics follow? Oh wait – the film was a flop because today’s audiences are stupid and couldn’t recognize something epic and awesome if it bit them on the ass. But Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was the critic’s and nerd’s darling, we just gobbled it up and wanted more! After the comic books you might have been left with a craving for more, but there wasn’t any more to be had.
Could we eventually see more Scott Pilgrim from creator Bryan Lee O’Malley?
I have to be honest, if I was doing a new scott pilgrim book in 2012 I could make a LOT of money and get a LOT of tumblr notes (lol). But listen, I’m really married to the idea that stories have beginnings, middles and ends. I set out to make a story that had an ending. I’m always bummed out by manga that goes on for 30+ volumes and just seems to be going nowhere. I set out to tell the story of Scott and Ramona in this limited scope. I think I was only like partially successful all-around, but I at least accomplished my goal.
If I do more Scott Pilgrim stories in the future, it would have to be a ‘new saga’ that had a different focus. I’ve had a few ideas for that, but I don’t have any specific plans to return to SP anytime soon, because I want to start a whole new unrelated series. That’s my plan for immediately after “Seconds” (which is a stand-alone book).
Well, that sounds like a big no, but I wouldn’t completely rule out the chance he might revisit that world. He just needs a good reason to.
In the meantime, “a whole new unrelated series”? I’m down! I’ve learned my lesson after coming to Scott Pilgrim only after the film. Now I’ll never miss a new Bryan Lee O’Malley book again, and neither should you!
Source: Bleeding Cool