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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Every day that goes by seems to be a day closer to an inevitable deal where Disney acquires most of 21st Century Fox’s assets.

This deal would reportedly bring all non-sports, non-news studios and companies under Disney, meaning that — barring any strange deals — Disney/Marvel would once again have ownership of X-Men and Fantastic Four characters, which have been licensed out to Fox for years.

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With this in mind, actor Chris Evans took to Twitter to joke about the possibilities of a Cap/Human Torch spinoff, should this deal go through.

Of course, the kicker here is that, prior to his tenure as Captain America, Evans took on the role of the Human Torch in a decidedly less badass film franchise.

Obviously, Evans is joking, but I would almost pay to see something like that. Looking back on those Fantastic Four movies, it’s amazing to see just how far we’ve come since then. Back then, many superhero films were silly, pandering, and all-around dumb, and Fantastic Four was, in many ways, the poster child of this approach. With the exception of Sony’s Spider-Man franchise, there weren’t any real successful takes on their characters in recent memory.

It’s only in 2008, when Iron Man came out, that the new era of superhero films began, already rendering films like Fantastic Four (and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) obsolete.

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SOURCE: Chris Evans

  • underdogchamp

    Great idea for Evans. He plays all the heroes and doesn’t have to split backend royalties with any of those pesky Avengers.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    It would be cool if you think about it. Evans played two completely different characters. Johnny Storm was cocky and arrogant and flew off the handle. He also loved being a celebrity. Steve is more grounded and displays experience and maturity. The two being stuck together would be interesting to say the least.

  • Smerdyakov

    Evan’s Torch was the best thing in those films.

    • SeanDon

      Yep! I remember all the backlash when he was cast as Capt America and I remember thinking he was pretty entertaining as Johnny Storm and thought he’d do well as Capt!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.