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While Captain America might be absent from the MCU for now, Chris Evans is still involved in modern Marvel films.
Evans’ career has starred as a variety of superheroes, but he is best known for his iconic role as Steve Rogers after he played Johnny Storm, taking the screen by Storm as the Human Torch in Tim Story’s Fantastic Four.
Evans told MTV News he would be down to play the role of Storm again than another predetermined character like 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 (MCU) means that Krasinski’s future role as well might not be confirmed yet. But considering how old Evans is compared to Storm – Johnny being an arrogant youth- it could make sense for him to come back even though he doesn’t align with what they’re looking at here either way.
“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?”