He is renowned for his role as Captain America in MCU, however, the character is only one tiny portion of Chris Evans’ presence in comic book based movies. Apart from being featured in Snowpiercer, The Losers, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Evans has portrayed Johnny Storm AKA Human Torch in the initial Fantastic Four movies.
Fans have figured out that the new developments which took place late last year have created a window for the two Evans’ portrayed Marvel characters to appear in tandem. After the iconic deal between Disney and Fox in December, Marvel Studios will soon have access to Fantastic Four and X-Men. Therefore, if they wish, Marvel can get Evans to play Human Torch opposite himself as Captain America.
This is exactly the proposition that was suggested to Evans when he attended Ace Comic-Con last year. Following up on an earlier tweet of his where he had mentioned the possibility of such a thing, Evans clarified that he would be ready to do it, but, he was unsure whether the decision makers at Marvel Studios will agree.
“I know, like a little parent trap right? I would love that, I really would. That would be a lot of fun. I doubt they’d ever let me do that though.”
To provide you a recap, Evans had starred in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of The Silver Surfer which released in 2007 opposite Joan Gruffud as Mr. Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Invisible Woman and Michael Chiklis as the Thing. However, it is not as if Evans is the only original member of Fantastic Four interested in reprising his role. Michael Chiklis had also tweeted sometime back about hoping to be a part of a Thing vs. Hulk fight in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, as Evans said, the chances of Marvel linking their Fantastic Four vision to a couple of films from more than ten years back which also did marginally well at the box-office are next to nothing. But, an underplayed reference to Evans’ previous association with Fantastic Four is going to entertain the fans for sure.