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‘I loved that role’: Why Chris Evans Wants to Return as Human Torch Instead of Captain America in the MCU

Chris Evans talked about his old role in the Marvel comics. The actor would love to come back as Human Torch in the multiverse of MCU. He joined the role in 2005 in the Fantastic Four movie by Fox studios. It was the first attempt to bring Marvel’s First Family to live-action, but the movie and its sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) did not do that well. Though they did pave the way for something bigger and better. Now, the actor is ready to return as Johnny Storm, if Marvel Studios makes a Fantastic Four movie.

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Chris Evans would love to come back as Human Torch

Chris Evans would love to return as Johnny Storm
Chris Evans would love to return as Johnny Storm

Though the actor has already been a part of the MCU franchise as Captain America, he seems to be far more interested in coming back as Human Torch. Now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded with the multiverse, anything is possible. During the promotional interview of Lightyear with MTV, the actor was asked if he wanted to return as Johnny Storm.

He said, “God, wouldn’t that be great? Wouldn’t that be great? 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. But I really love that character, but I think… aren’t they doing something now with Fantastic Four?

Chris Evans thinks playing Human Torch is easier than Captain America
Chris Evans thinks playing Human Torch is easier than Captain America

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He also added that it would be easier than returning as Captain America, “Yeah, I guess that’s true. I mean, I guess all bets are off. Yeah. Look, I would love it. I would love it. That would actually be an easier sell to me than coming back as Cap. Do you know what I mean? Cap is so precious to me. And you know, I almost don’t wanna 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.

MCU could be developing a Fantastic Four movie

Chris Evans chooses Human Torch over Captain America
Chris Evans chooses Human Torch over Captain America

As hinted in the interview, MCU could be working on a Fantastic Four movie. We have already seen John Krasinski as Richard Reeds in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And there could be a chance that if they do not go the John Krasinski and Emily Blunt way, they could recast. But even if they do that, a cameo of Chris Evans as his old character would just be perfect.

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Source: MTV News

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