9 Comic Book Movies That Almost Had Way Better Endings

7. Scott Chooses Knives - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Edgar Wright's adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was a mostly successful affair, but there was one big problem at its core that stopped it from being properly great: the chemistry between Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead was non-existent, which meant that the on-screen relationship between Scott and Ramona Flowers lacked spark. Scott has a lot more chemistry with another character in the movie - Knives Chau, a younger girl who becomes obsessed with him at the start of the film and one that Scott subsequently dumps in pursuit of Ramona. The film ends, of course, with Scott choosing Ramona, but it would've made a lot sense for him to have picked Knives instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXhXvuwl14 Which is where the alternate ending comes in: instead of opting for the wrong girl, Scott realises that his pursuit of Ramona was ill-judged and goes for the girl who actually likes him for who he is all along. The movie ends with Scott and Knives at the video game arcade together, scoring huge combos on a dance game. This ending is way more emotional and better paced than the one in the actual film, so it's a shame it wasn't used. When the chemistry between your lead couple is as bad as it is in this adaptation, sometimes it's better to go with what feels right. In this particular case, Scott and Knives feels a whole lot righter than Scott and Ramona do.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.