As a reminder, Human Torch is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. He gained his powers after being exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation in space. The radiation exposure caused mutations in the band’s body, turning Johnny Storm’s into a plasma-like substance. His abilities include pyrogenesis, pyrokinesis, thermogenesis, and immunity to fire and heat (obviously, since his body looks like lava). Evans played the character in both the 2005 film “Fantastic Four” and its sequel, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” Both films were box office disappointments and received mostly mixed to negative reviews.
While we technically see a member of the Fantastic Four in “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” – namely Reed Richards, played by John Krasinski – the character belongs to Earth-838 and meets a not-so-great end in the events of the movie. . Additionally, it has not been confirmed if Krasinski will return to this role in the upcoming reboot.
Evans also said he would “love” to reprise the role as it would definitely be “an easier sell” than returning as Captain America, as the character’s fate after “Endgame” was revealed in “Falcon and the Winter. Soldier”. The actor also showed his appreciation for Captain America as a character, while saying that Johnny Storm didn’t really get a chance to shine:
“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 didn’t really have his day. It was before Marvel really fell in. So, I loved that role and, you know, who knows?
Yes, who knows. Perhaps we’ll see Evans turn into plasma again in the near future.