Chris Evans played the role of Captain America for a decade in several MCU tentpoles. Fans have been clamoring to know if Chris Evans will ever return to the franchise as Captain America since the release of Avengers: Endgame three years ago. The actor finally spoke out about this possibility. Evans recently said that he would rather play Johnny Storm than return as Captain America.
Chris Evans recently told MTV News that he’d rather play Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Steve Rogers/Captain America. In the critically panned “Fantastic Four” (2005) and its sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” Evans portrayed Human Torch (2007). Both films predate the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with the release of “Iron Man” in 2008.
God, wouldn’t that be great? Wouldn’t that be great? No, no one’s ever come to me about that. I mean, I don’t exactly look the same anymore. That was 15, almost 20 years ago. Oh my God, I’m old. But I really love that character, but I think… aren’t they doing something now with Fantastic Four?
Look, I would love it. I would love it. That would actually be an easier sell to me than coming back as Cap. You know what I mean? Cap is so precious to me. And you know, I almost don’t wanna disrupt what a beautiful experience that was. But Johnny Storm, I feel like he didn’t really get his day. That was before Marvel really found its footing. So, I loved that role and, you know, who knows?
A reboot of the “Fantastic Four” is now in the works at Marvel. Jon Watts, the filmmaker of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” was originally set to direct the picture but has now backed out. In a surprise cameo appearance in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” John Krasinski made his MCU debut as Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic, however Marvel has not announced that Krasinski will reprise the role in the upcoming standalone “Fantastic Four” film.
When Variety approached Evans about speculations of his planned return to the MCU — which said he’d return in some nebulous way — the actor flatly denied it. Evans is presently voicing Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s “Lightyear,” which is currently playing in theatres around the country. In the video below, you can see Evans’ whole interview with MTV News.
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