Avengers: Endgame directors would love to see Chris Evans play Wolverine
Chris Evans is Captain America. But Joe and Anthony Russo think he’d make a great… Wolverine?
During an interview with ComicBook.com, the makers of Avengers: Endgame were asked if the duo would theoretically make a multiverse MCU movie, who would Chris Evans star as? Joe Russo was quick to say Wolverine, and he revealed why he thinks Evans is perfect for the iconic X-Men role.
“Evans has incredible reach and great physicality, and he’s really good at controlling his body,” Joe Russo said. “He’s an amazing actor. I don’t mean this in a bad way, but he has nothing to do with Captain America. Steve Rogers is very controlled and quiet, understated. Chris is energetic, funny and charismatic, and he brings a lot of energy to filming. I would love to see him do something like Wolverine.
Of course, live-action Wolverine has been played by Hugh Jackman since he appeared in the 2000 X-Men movie. But with the X-Men now part of the MCU, we just might see Marvel looking for an all-new Wolverine. Especially since Jackman hung up his claws with Logan – the epic send off he deserved.
Still, the idea of Chris Evans becoming Wolverine is definitely wishful thinking. After all, he has already played of them various Marvel roles – originally as Johnny Storm in the 2005 Fantastic Four film, not to mention its sequel.
Plus, The Human Torch is a role that Evans himself is even more eager to revisit. “God, wouldn’t that be great?” he said MTV News. “No one has ever come to see me about it. I mean, I don’t look exactly like myself anymore. It was 15 years ago, almost 20 years ago. Oh my God, I’m old.
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“I really like this character,” he added. “But I think they’re not doing something now with Fantastic Four?” I guess all bets are off. Yeah. Listen, I would like that. I’d love it. It would actually be an easier sell for me than coming back as Cap. You know what I mean? Cap is so precious to me. And you know, I almost don’t want to upset what a great experience it was. But Johnny Storm, I feel like he hasn’t really had his day. That was before Marvel really found its footing. So I loved that role and, you know, who knows.
I feel like Wolverine would be an even harder sell.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.