It was recently announced that there would be a relaunch of the Fantastic Four films, so the question on the minds of many people is whether or not we would see the cast of the first film reprising their roles and how they would feel about the relaunch. Actor Chris Evans who played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the first two films was asked how he felt about the franchises' relaunch as well as whether or not he would reprise his role. The actor responded positively, indicating that what matters is making a good film.
"I think it's great. I'm sure it'll be a great movie," Evans said. "They do that with a lot of movies. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later. 'Batman,' 'Superman,' 'Incredible Hulk.' Sometimes it's a 10-year gap, sometimes it's five years, sometimes it's 20 years. I think there's room to read just the tone in 'Fantastic Four' as it was for 'Batman. You know, 'Batman' took on a very cartoony feel towards the end and even in the beginning. It was a lighter movie, even though it was Tim Burton. It was still a lighter film and the newer Batman's have just been amazing, so I'm all for good filmmaking. If they can go make a good dark edgy 'Fantastic Four,' right on."
I'm never against revisiting, well I guess I should say not yet, I'm never against revisiting genres or character types. If I played a doctor in one movie I wouldn't be against playing a doctor again if the director was the right director. I think at the end of the day you've got to work with the directors. I do what I do because I like making good movies. It's fun to act but if you just loved acting alone you could sit in your room and act. You could act in a vacuum. You want to make good products. You want to make good films. I love movies and good movies come from good directors and like I said since there isn't this massive surplus of films out there, if a good director offers you a chance to make a good movie, you take it even if you say well I just played a character like that. Who cares? You're a great director. 'Scott Pilgrim,' I played characters similar to that guy but no f*cking way I'm going to say no to this guy. I'm doing your movie. So if 'Fantastic Four' got rebooted and Christopher Nolan was going to direct it and said do you want to play Johnny Storm again, I'd be in those blue f*cking tights."
If you ask me, it does not seem like Evans is really interested in taking on the role of Johnny Storm, but I could be wrong. What do you guys think? Do you feel that a relaunch of a Fantastic Four movie is a good idea? Would you like to see the original cast return to their roles, or do you want a real blond to play ' Sue Storm'?