Robert Pattinson’s Passionate Audition Nearly Put Him in a $49M Film That Lost $36M, a Role Chris Evans Ultimately Took

While Robert Pattinson’s star has undoubtedly risen over the years, earning him a place among the Hollywood elites, there are still some roles that eluded him.

Among these was the opportunity to star in the cult-classic, “Scott Pilgrim Vs The World,” a role which eventually went to Chris Evans. Despite Pattinson’s fervent attempt during the audition, it wasn’t meant to be.

Pattinson, widely recognized for his part in “The Twilight Saga” which raked in an impressive $3.3 billion globally, has shown his versatility and depth as an actor in various roles.

After the vampire saga, he continued his blockbuster streak, particularly with his recent stint as Batman, bringing in over $770 million.

So when Pattinson auditioned for “Scott Pilgrim Vs The World,” many expected his intense performance to land him the lead.

However, as fate would have it, Chris Evans secured the part. In hindsight, this might have been a lucky escape for Pattinson, as the film struggled at the box office, earning only $49 million against its $85 million budget.

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The trajectory of Pattinson’s career has seen its share of both highs and lows, but he’s always come out on top. Looking ahead, the actor’s future seems promising.

He’s set to headline the sci-fi drama, “Mickey 17,” adapted from Edward Ashton’s novel, “Mickey7.” Fans are also eagerly awaiting his return as Batman in the confirmed sequel.

Additionally, 2024 will see Pattinson in a comedic role as a serial killer with Robert Downey Jr. playing a retired cop hot on his heels.

With a net worth of $100 million and a series of awards under his belt, Pattinson’s place in Hollywood is secure.

His talents have been celebrated with multiple nominations and awards, including being named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in both 2008 and 2009.

For those curious about the film he almost starred in, “Scott Pilgrim Vs The World” can currently be streamed on Netflix.

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