Chris Evans Likely to Reprise Human Torch Role in Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 is set to bring back familiar faces from the Fox Marvel universe, including Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Alongside them, characters from the previous Deadpool movies, such as Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, will also make a return. Rumors have circulated about other beloved X-Men characters possibly appearing, like Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey.

Recently, it was reported that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra in Deadpool 3, which has sparked speculation about Ben Affleck possibly returning as Daredevil. However, there has been little talk about the cast of the Fantastic Four films from 2005 and 2015 appearing in the movie.

Interestingly, Chris Evans, known for his portrayal of Captain America, played Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch, in the 2005 Fantastic Four film. Evans has expressed willingness to return to the Marvel universe, particularly as Johnny Storm, to preserve Captain America’s satisfying conclusion. In Deadpool 2, there were plans for Evans’ Human Torch to make a cameo as part of Deadpool’s X-Force team, although this idea was ultimately scrapped.

Considering Evans’ openness to the idea, the previous consideration of including Human Torch, and his relationship with Reynolds and director Shawn Levy from the movie Free Guy, it seems highly likely that Evans will reprise his role as Johnny Storm in Deadpool 3.

The role Evans’ Human Torch would play in the movie remains uncertain. Speculation suggests that Deadpool 3 may adapt the comics storyline “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe,” in which Wade Wilson eliminates several Marvel characters. If this storyline is incorporated, Deadpool killing the past version of the Fantastic Four would pave the way for the introduction of a new incarnation of the superhero team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

While Marvel Studios has plans for a new Fantastic Four film in 2025, it is expected to feature a new cast. If Deadpool 3 removes the previous Fantastic Four members, it avoids any confusion about the connection between the old and new versions. It is also worth noting that Marvel has previously eliminated a potential Reed Richards (played by John Krasinski) in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Overall, despite the lack of recent rumors or reports, Chris Evans appears to be the most likely cast member from the 2005 Fantastic Four film to return in Deadpool 3, considering his previous statements and the context surrounding the production.

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