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Captain America might not appear anytime soon, but it doesn’t mean Chris Evans has no role in the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Evans’ career has been filled with iconic roles. He took the screen as Steve Rogers in Captain America before he played Johnny Storm for Fox Comics during their adaptation of sorts into the film when they made Tim Story’s comic book classic The Fantastic Four.
Evans told MTV News he would be more down to play the role of Storm than Cap.
“God, wouldn’t that be great?” Evans responded when asked about coming back as the Human Torch.
“But 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. I really love that character, but I think… aren’t they doing something now with Fantastic Four?”
Chris may have a point. For some time now, Marvel Studios has had a Fantastic Four movie on the books. However, it had a conflict when filmmaker Jon Watts left the project. And then Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came, where John Krasinski portrays Reed Richards, also known as Mister Fantastic, Fantastic Four’s leader, from a parallel universe.
The existence of a multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe means that Krasinski’s future role as well may not be confirmed yet. However, considering how much Evans has aged since playing Johnny Storm back at a young age, it is possible than ever for him to return and take on this new identity with ease.
“Look, I would love it,” Evans further stated.
“I would love it. That would actually be an easier sell to me than coming back as Cap. Cap is so precious to me, and I almost don’t want to 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?”
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