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The Russo Brothers Want Chris Evans to Play This Iconic X-Men Character in the MCU

Chris Evans has played an integral role in the formation of the greatest film franchise of all time. The Marvel Cinematic Universe would not have been a worthy resurrection if not for the vision of Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, and Chris Evans. Iron Man and Captain America are the foundation of the MCU and their contribution to building the escapist world loved by billions is truly commendable.

Chris Evans
Chris Evans could return to MCU

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Chris Evans’ Rise As Captain America

The actor has had quite a distinctive career in Hollywood in the two decades that he has been active. Starting with small television roles, the 41-year-old first rose to prominence in the teenage satire film, Not Another Teen Movie in 2001. Following his noteworthy performance, he appeared in the Marvel films Fantastic Four (2005) and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Evans as Captain America

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However, it was really in 2011, a decade after his first box-office success that he rose to global fame as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. The film established Evans as a staple of the superhero industry with fans ubiquitously loving him in the cinematic role as well as for his real-life overtly hilarious introverted persona. Since then, it has been a good 9 years in the Marvel business and it was a teary goodbye when the beloved actor and his character exited MCU.

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The Russo Brothers’ Plan For Evans in MCU Future

The legendary director duo, Anthony and Joe Russo, have brought great happiness to Marvel lovers in the years since they directed their first MCU film, which is also arguably the best of all Marvel films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). Since then, they worked on Captain America: Civil War (2016), the Infinity saga films: Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Russo brothers
The Russo brothers

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Now, with Marvel heading in new directions and drawing new tangents, the directors have an idea or two about who Chris Evans could play next in a Marvel role, and it looks like the vote goes to another one of Marvel’s beloved veteran characters who is currently dead in the Foxverse.

“Evans has incredible range and great physicality, and he’s real good at body control. He’s an incredible actor. I don’t mean this in a bad way, but he’s nothing like Captain America. Steve Rogers is very controlled and quiet, understated. Chris is energetic and funny and charismatic, and he brings a lot of energy to set. I’d love to see him do something like Wolverine.”


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Chris Evans, on the other hand, doesn’t seem too keen to return to the MCU just yet. His most recent work, Lightyear, features him as the voice actor for Buzz Lightyear, the space ranger from the Toy Story universe.

Source: ComicBook