Chris Evans says he doesn't think anyone could play Iron Man better than Robert Downey Jr.
The actor, who played Captain America in the Marvel series, believes that it's not a role that can be dished out to others to have a go at.
Speaking to his brother Scott and Angélique Roché for 'ACE Universe Presents', the 39-year-old said Downey Jr. nailed the role in his eyes and that's that.
Posing a question from a fan, Roché asked the actor: "If you could switch roles with anyone else in the Marvel Universe, who would it be and why?"
To which Evans said: "I don't think there's anything anyone on this planet could do that would somehow improve upon what Downey's done, you know what I mean?
"I don't consider that a role that's gonna be like a James Bond or a Superman or Batman, that somehow other people get a bite at the apple.
"He's Iron Man, the end."
Adding: "He's the engine, he's the life. But I suppose that's kind of signing up for failure."
His comments come after Marvel boss Kevin Feige stated that it doesn't look like Evans would be returning to his role in any upcoming movies after rumours began circulating that he would.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Feige said: "I rarely answer no to anything anymore because things are always surprising me with what happens, but that rumour, I think, was dispelled rather quickly by the man himself."
But he isn't the only person to speak about Evans' possible - yet increasingly unlikely - return.
Falcon actor Anthony Mackie also said he had 'no idea' what's going on with it all.
Ahead of the release of his new Marvel show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Mackie said: "I was actually fishing [when the report came out].
"When I came back in to get some shrimp, the dude at the dock was like, 'Hey, man! Did you see this s***?!'
"I've been going to the same guy to get my bait for like 20 years and all of a sudden now he's a fan. He had no idea who I was. Now he's a fan.
"Marvel's so secretive, and it's so ridiculous about what we know and what we don't know. I have no idea.
"The dude at the dock selling me shrimp knows more about what's going on with Marvel than I do."
And Sebastian Stan, who also returns as Bucky Barnes in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, said he felt the same way about Evans and Captain America as Evans feels about Downey Jr. and Iron Man.
He told EW: "I feel like you can't ever think of the words 'Captain America' without thinking about Chris Evans. He's done such an amazing job with it, and I feel like he's always going to have this presence. And he has a presence in our show."
Featured Image Credit: PA / Marvel Entertainment
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