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Chris Evans Has Reportedly Agreed to Return Alongside Robert Downey Jr. for ‘Secret Wars’ – Will He Still Be Playing Captain America?

Chris Evans could make a Marvel comeback but not as the Captain but another character that he played years before lifting the Vibranium shield

Chris Evans Has Reportedly Agreed to Return Alongside Robert Downey Jr. for ‘Secret Wars’ - Will He Still Be Playing Captain America?


  • Chris Evans might join his former Marvel co-star Robert Downey Jr. in making a comeback to the MCU
  • The rumors claim that the actor is coming back but not as Captain America but Human Torch
  • This could be possible all thanks to the multiversal saga and the reported soft reboot of the franchise

The Marvel fandom is currently going wild over rumors about the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man in the MCU. An internet scooper who goes by the name MyTimeToShineHello has stated that another actor is in talks to return to the franchise: Chris Evans.

A still from The Avengers (2012)
A still from The Avengers (2012)

As fans enter a new era of Marvel movies, there is speculation that the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige is planning to assemble the original Avengers once again for a movie. All this can actually be done thanks to the concept of a multiverse. Evans’ Steve Rogers / Captain America journey came to an end in Avengers: Endgame and with this rumor fans are expecting him to return as the iconic character, however, there is speculation that he might return as someone else: Human Torch.

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Rumors claim Chris Evans will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Chris Evans as Captain America in The Avengers
Chris Evans as Captain America in The Avengers

An internet scooper named MyTimeToShineHello has stated that Chris Evans has agreed to come back to the franchise for Avengers: Secret Wars, however, the scooper has also added that this decision was taken before the ongoing strike. As of now, nothing is confirmed but with rumors about Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johannsson’s return to the MCU, fans are now connecting the dots.

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While many may expect Chris Evans to return as Captain America / Steve Rogers, there are also rumors about his return to the franchise as Johnny Storm / Human Torch. The actor played the role in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and reprised the role for the film’s 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Marvel Studios has already made plans for its Fantastic Four movie which will be released in 2025 as part of Phase Six of the MCU.

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Robert Downey Jr. is also reportedly planning his comeback

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers

The same internet scooper confirmed earlier this week that Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to return to the franchise, however, not much is known at the moment as all these are just rumors. With constant retconning of its own timelines and character stories in the comics, Marvel Studios won’t have a problem implementing this in the MCU.

Reports have suggested that Marvel is planning to bring back its original Avengers for a movie. With actor Jonathon Majors’ public controversy, things are looking bad for Marvel and to tackle this situation, they must act quickly. For now, fans can enjoy the sequel of Captain Marvel (2019), The Marvels, which is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 10, 2023.

Related: Despite Risking Marvel’s Future on Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Feige Was Against Casting Another Oscar Nominated Actor Before Coming to His Senses

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