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Chris Evans Says He Would Love To Return To The MCU As Human Torch

Rachel Lang

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Chris Evans Says He Would Love To Return To The MCU As Human Torch

Chris Evans has indicated he would love to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe...but not in the role you probably think.

Captain America's watch came to an end after Avengers: Endgame when Steve Rogers (Evans) handed over his shield to Falcon (Anthony Mackie).

But before he was the superhero dressed in red, white and blue, he was a different type of superhero.


Chris Evans graced the silver screen as the enigmatic Human Torch in the 2005 film Fantastic Four.

Thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki, Spiderman: No Way Home and Disney+'s What If, there is plenty of fodder to bring back Evans as the Human Torch thanks to a deftly set-up multiverse loophole.

And it turns out he is keen as a kidney bean to make that happen.

In an interview with MTV, Evans has revealed that he thinks that 'Johnny Storm didn't really get his day' in the sun.


When asked if he would step back into Storm's blue lycra suit, Evans was eager.

Credit: 20th Century Studios.
Credit: 20th Century Studios.

"I mean, I don't exactly look the same anymore. That was 15, almost 20 years ago. Oh my God, I'm old," Evans said.

"But I really love that character, but I think… aren't they doing something now with Fantastic Four?"


When he was told that something is in the pipeline, Evans expressed his interest in reviving his take on the character of the Human Torch.

"But I do really love that character. That would actually be an easier sell to me than coming back as Cap."

He added: "That was before Marvel really found its footing. So, who knows?"

So there you have it.


Evans would be on board with what could be the most meta of crossovers since Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland all pointed at each other in their Spiderman costumes, à la the greatest internet meme of all time.

Credit: Marvel Studios/Fox Kids Network.
Credit: Marvel Studios/Fox Kids Network.

But that's not the only suit that Evans is hoping to don in the future.

The Avengers star revealed it is one of his dreams to appear in a Star Wars film in one way or another.


"God, I would do anything to be in Star Wars," he told MTV.

"I would do anything.

"Even if I was a Stormtrooper, I'd do anything. I'd be a Wookie."

While he might be on the press junket for Pixar's Lightyear, you can't really blame him for eyeing off future gigs.

Plus, if you aim high, you're bound to land among the Star Wars, right?

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Studios. Marvel Studios.

Topics: Captain America, Marvel, Disney, Disney Plus, Star Wars

Rachel Lang
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