The Batman Star Robert Pattinson Once Auditioned for Chris Evans' Role in Scott Pilgrim

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There is little doubt that Scott Pilgrim vs The World had some of the best and brightest stars in its cast. Led by Michael Cera, the adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels also featured future A-listers like Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brandon Routh, and Aubrey Plaza. But did you know there was a time when the movie almost starred The Batman actor Robert Pattinson? Wright has just revealed that the Twilight star actually auditioned for the role that Chris Evans eventually won.

Wright recently spoke to Vanity Fair about working on Scott Pilgrim and he confirmed that Pattinson was one of the actors who tried out for the role of Ramona Flowers' second evil ex Lucas Lee. Although the Lighthouse star lost the part to the future Captain America, Wright confessed that he left quite an impression.

"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," Wright said.

First of all, it's hard to imagine anyone other than Evans playing Lucas. But the thought of Pattinson actually taking on the role is almost bizarre. Luckily, Wright made the right call and Pattinson would go on to become a pop culture icon as Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies.

Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne in The Batman, which is scheduled for release on October 1, 2021.

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