Hollywood rarely releases a film that does not have one (or more) alternate endings. As an audience, we don’t always see these alternate versions unless they are accidentally inserted into a special blue-ray edition of the film.
Sometimes they are not much different from the original endings. But, someday, you’ll come across one that makes you watch the movie in a whole new light.
The underrated film Scott Pilgrim against the World had two alternate ends that not many people knew about. One of them, like most, did not stray too far from the theatrical version. However one of the alternatives completely changes the way you present the protagonist of the film.
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Scott Pilgrim against the World was an action comedy based on the series of graphic novels. The film follows bass player Scott Pilgrim on a hilarious journey with crazy exes and music contests.
Scott’s rock band, Sex Bob-Omb, falls in love with Knives Chau at the beginning of the film. He soon meets Ramona Flowers, a delivery girl, and is immediately shocked. He is even more loved by Ramona because he actually dreamed of her before meeting her.
When Sex Bom-Omb gets into a fight of the group competition, Scott is attacked by one of Ramona’s exes. After defeating his enemy, he learns that he must actually defeat six more of her evil exes if he wants to date her. Ramona’s exes include a skateboard actor, a Shinobi and a record-breaking executioner.
As if fighting the psychic exes of his new love isn’t enough, Scott is also involved with his own former pop star Envy Adams. Not only did Envy brutally dump Scott and break his heart, but she also happened to meet one of Ramona’s exes. She claimed to know a lot of dirty information about Ramona, which she gladly shares with Scott.
How did ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ end?
In the film, Scott runs to the Chaos Theater to face Ramona’s final ex, Gideon. The two become involved in video game style slapping, and Scott realizes that Knives attacked Ramona. He runs to destroy the violence between the girls, and reveals that he cheated on both of them. Before he can apologize, Scott is stabbed in the back with Gideon’s sword.
Scott wakes up in a desert, where he sees Ramona and learns that Gideon controlled her mind with a patch he installed in her back. Earlier in the film, Scott earned an extra life when he defeated two of Ramona’s exes. He used the extra life to undo his death, and returns to the moment he rushed into the Chaos Theater.
This time Scott realizes the damage he has done and solves a lot of problems with his friends. Again, he reveals to Knives and Ramona that he cheated on them, but he quickly apologizes and spreads the fight between the girls. Gideon attacks Scott, but Knives and Ramona help him. Gideon hurts Ramona, and Knives and Scott get angry, ultimately defeating him.
Scott then has to face the darker version of himself, Nega Scott. There’s a counter-climax where Scott ends up befriending his darker self, and the film has a happy ending. Scott chooses to start over with Ramona, and the two leave to start a new relationship.
What was the alternative ending for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ‘?
There were two alternate final options for the film. The original ending was shown in a trial version of the film, and the significant difference was that Scott ended up with Knives rather than Ramona. The scene shows Scott meeting with Knives, and in the distance he sees Ramona. Ramona walks away and Scott kisses Knives.
The other alternate ending was never filmed. In this version, the ending would reveal that the whole situation was a dream. Scott was actually a serial killer who murdered seven people, and later dreamed up the video game scenario. The plan was to have a local news station covering the murders.
“I don’t know. I mean, I really don’t know what the exact ending is, “Cera told ComicBook.com which ending he prefers.” Maybe he should have been alone. The women should have started a co-op together. And Scott is just there and they’re done with him. That would be good too. Like “Cold.”