Chris Evans Talks Bringing Back Johnny Storm
Long before he ever picked up the iconic striped shield, he was one of the original members of the first live-action adaptation of Marvel’s first family, Chris Evans talks about bringing back Johnny Storm.
At this point, it is impossible to separate the person of Chris Evans, from the character that he had donned for well over a decade.
Steve Rogers became one of the most beloved and important characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting from his arrival in the MCU during his first solo film, and leading the Avengers in a decade of appearances.
Following Roger’s retirement at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, fans have started to accept that Evans is no longer the one to carry the shield, but have not put a halt to their hope that Evans, one day, would carry it once again.
In a recent interview promoting his newest film, Lightyear- which sees him breathe new life into the iconic animated character- the beloved Marvel actor spoke about returning to play a very different hero, as Chris Evans talks about bringing back Johnny Storm.
Long before he was ever Captain America, Evans played the Human Torch in Fox’s original Fantastic Four back in 2005, and its subsequent follow-up in 2007, in what was easily the biggest break of the actor’s careers.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Evans was asked if he’d been approached about bringing the flaming hero back, to which he stated, “No, no one ever come to me about that. I mean, I don’t exactly look the same anymore. That was 15, almost 20 years ago.”
Evans added, “Oh my god, I’m old. But I really love that character, but I think… Aren’t they doing something now with Fantastic Four?”
When asked about playing a variant, Evans noted, “Yeah, I guess that’s true. I mean, I guess all bets are off. Yeah. Look, I would love it. That would actually be an easier sell to me than coming back as Cap.”
Elaborating, Evans added, “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?”
We would certainly love for Evans to return as Johnny Storm, as that was really the first moment that catapulted the actor into the public eye.