Chris Evans Wants To Reprise His Role As Human Torch

With Lightyear out there, Chris Evans has gone on record to say he’d like to flame on and return to the MCU as the Human Torch.

June 20, 2022

Evans was doing press for Lightyear lately and found himself discussing his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of Captain America. That said, that wasn’t the first time the 41-year-old actor was part of a Marvel flick. Before donning the red, white, and blue of Steve Rogers, he played the role of Johnny Storm, otherwise known as the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four.

During an interview with MTV News, Evans was reminded of the role and asked if he would want to come back as the Human Torch rather than Captain America. The actor seemed rather responsive to the idea, noting that he likes the character and that it would be easier to get him down to return to the MCU as Johnny rather than Steve. It’s also rather possible considering Marvel’s working on a new Fantastic Four film, the first dedicated feature flick since 2015, which leads to the possibility of him playing some variant of the Human Torch.


Evans believes that while his long-running experience as Captain America is precious and he doesn’t want to rattle the role’s near-and-dear-to-him legacy, in the end, he called it a “tall order” to get him back in the red, white, and blue suit, according to ComicBook. Meanwhile, he felt like he didn’t get to flame on enough to really get a feel for him. Unfortunately, it’ll probably be a while before new info comes our way as Marvel still needs to find a replacement for Jon Watts, who stepped down so he could take a breather and avoid burnout.

It could be a positive thing if Evans does find himself back in the Human Torch’s shoes, it would not only allow Evans to show how far he’s come as an actor since his outing as Storm in 2005 but it could also open the door to a fantastic — pun very much intended — cameo, in case he isn’t going to headline the film.

Gabriel Stanford-Reisinger

Brandishing himself as an animation nerd and entertainment journalist, Gabriel likes to write about cartoons, video games, and the entertainment industry as a whole. If not here, he’s probably writing for the oldest online PlayStation site still around, PSX Extreme. He will always try and find an excuse to talk about his favorite game -- Journey -- or his passion for all things animation. Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Humongous Games were his childhood.

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