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.
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.
So who do I talk to about a Cap/Human Torch buddy comedy spin-off? I’m thinking Planes, Trains and Automobiles meets Parent Trap. https://t.co/3KRPZOVzq2
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 6, 2017
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