Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (10112916mi) Chris Evans 91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019

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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. 

Akin Ryan Reynolds and Brandon Routh, Evans has portrayed a variety of superheroes in his career. Before his iconic role as Steve Rogers, he was Johnny Storm, taking the screen by storm as the Human Torch in Tim Story’s Fantastic Four

Evans told MTV News that he’d be more down to play that role again 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?” 

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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. 

Krasinski’s future role in the MCU is not yet confirmed – this considering the multiverse and all. The existence of the multiverse does make Evans’ return as Johnny Storm more possible, despite the actor’s age not aligning to the character’s – Torch being an arrogant youth. 

“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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