Chris Evans volunteers to be in a new Star Wars movie, days after one from Kevin Feige was announced. This week, it was reported the Marvel Studios mastermind was developing a new film set in the galaxy far, far away, joining separate trilogies from Rian Johnson and David Benioff & D.B. Weiss on the ever-growing list of big screen Star Wars projects coming through the pipeline. As is the case with most things Star Wars, information about Feige's movie is being kept firmly under wraps, but the prospect of him working in the franchise is more than enough to excite viewers. He worked magic with the MCU, which became the most dominant Hollywood property this decade.
Even more tantalizing is the tease Feige already has a major actor in mind for his Star Wars movie. Unsurprisingly, the internet's been abuzz trying to figure out who that could be, logically looking towards the MCU for possibilities. It may be some time before Feige's Star Wars cast is announced, but one Marvel veteran could be throwing his hat into the ring.
On Twitter, Collider posed the question of which MCU actor people would like to see in Star Wars. Evans, who of course played Captain America in the Infinity Saga, responded by saying he wants himself to appear in the galaxy far, far away. Take a look at Evans' tweet in the space below:
Me.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 27, 2019
Since Evans was responding to a tweet that included an article about Feige's Star Wars movie, it'd be reasonable to assume that's the one he's referring too. That said, the query just says a Star Wars movie (without specifying one in particular), so Evans could be expressing a more general interest in joining the franchise in some capacity. He does have a long and storied history collaborating with Feige, but he also has a starring role in Johnson's whodunnit, Knives Out. Johnson is continuing work on his new Star Wars trilogy (which was first announced nearly two years ago), so it's possible Evans could star in one of those. Following Avengers: Endgame, his time in the MCU is complete, meaning his schedule would be free to take on another mega franchise if he wanted.
Given the overwhelming success of the MCU, it's almost impossible to separate Evans from his altruistic portrayal of Steve Rogers, so many fans will probably cast Evans as the hero in any Star Wars film. However, the actor does have impressive range; his Knives Out character Ransom is about as far from Captain America Evans can get, so he could be a strong fit for any role a Star Wars director has in mind. And with so many films on the horizon, there's bound to be a meaty part for Evans at some point, so he may get his wish granted in the near future.
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