Most people probably know Chris Evans for his portrayal of Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks. However, the Avengers: Endgame star has just revealed that Captain America is not his best comic book movie role to date. Interestingly, it's not even Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four films. Evans' favorite comic book character that he played is actually someone who wasn't even a major player in the movie he appeared in.
The revelation comes from filmmaker Edgar Wright, who recently took part in an online watch party for his film Scott Pilgrim vs The World, which is an adaptation of the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The Baby Driver director live-tweeted during the event, sharing some interesting new details about the making of the movie. At one point, Wright tagged Chris Evans asking "HIS BEST ROLE?" in reference to the Captain America: Civil War's character Lucas Lee in the film. Interestingly, Evans responded, "Obviously."
This is a huge surprise for fans who believe that Captain America is Chris Evans' most recognizable role to date. After all, the Avengers: Infinity War actor played Steve Rogers in so many movies and his portrayal of America's favorite good guy has turned him into an A-Lister. On the other hand, Evans may have truly enjoyed playing a smaller character like Lucas Lee in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Chris Evans portrayed Lucas Lee, the pro skateboarder turned Hollywood actor who also happens to be Ramona Flowers' second evil ex in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. In the film, Lucas went up against Scott Pilgrim and was almost victorious when he got his team of stuntmen to take on the latter. However, he was tricked by Scott into doing a dangerous skateboard trick that led to his defeat.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World may not have been a huge hit but it featured several actors who would go on to play major superheroes in the future. The film also starred Brandon Routh, who eventually played the Man of Steel in Superman Returns as well as Ray Palmer aka The Atom in Legends of Tomorrow. In addition to that, it featured Chris Evans' future Avengers: Endgame co-star Brie Larson as Envy Adams. It's also important to point out that Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who played Ramona Flowers in the movie, would go on to portray Huntress in Birds of Prey.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is expected to get another theatrical run in August.