Lindsay Lohan claims she was nearly cast in ‘The Avengers’

Actress says her part was given to an 'unknown' instead

Lindsay Lohan has claimed that she was nearly cast in The Avengers.

As Digital Spy reports, the actress made the claim in the latest episode of her documentary series Lindsay. She went on to blame her manager for not pushing her hard enough when auditioning the part, and also said that she had lost out on the part to an “unknown” actress.

Since its release in May 2012, The Avengers – a superhero ensemble movie uniting Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk – has become the third highest-grossing film of all time, taking over $1.5 billion (£930 million) at the box office worldwide.

A sequel to the Marvel project, titled The Avengers: Rise Of Ultron, is set to open in UK cinemas in May, 2015. Director Joss Whedon will return to helm the film, while original cast members Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth will all reprise their roles as the crime-fighting team.