Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is one of the most beloved comic book movies Hollywood had produced in the past. An ensemble cast of the film did an incredible performance and the makers had its unique approach to the source material. Fans of the film cannot imagine anyone else in a lot of the film’s roles especially Lucas Lee played by Chris Evans.
As like any other Hollywood films, several other actors had given an audition for the role of Lucas Lee before Chris Evans was finalized. According to the latest report, another A-list actor had auditioned for the part and it made the director make a tough choice.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the film’s crew revealed that Twilight and The Batman star Robert Pattinson gave an audition for the role of Lucas. Director Edgar Wright said, “I remember it vividly, he did a much more intense read of it as well. Obviously, Robert is an incredible actor and someone who I’d love to work with now. But it was a very different take from what Chris did.”
“I remember we were asking him about Twilight, and he was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. I just saw it. It’s okay, I guess. I don’t know,’” casting director Jennifer Euston recalls about Robert Pattinson.
“He was really good at an American accent,” casting director Allison Jones added.
While Chris Evans did complete justice to his role as Lucas Lee, it is easy to imagine Robert taking on the outlandish role. It would have made Lucas’ role in the movie completely different.
Last month, Chris Evans starter had celebrated its tenth anniversary, with the cast celebrating through a virtual table read. Although the sequel to the film is unclear, it can be said that some members of the film’s cast would definitely be on board for it.