Chris Evans Doesn’t Expect To Return For ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot, Looks Forward To ‘Dark, Edgy’ Tone

With prominent roles in the “Fantastic Four” films, “The Losers,” and Edgar Wright’s upcoming adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim” series, Chris Evans has quickly established himself as one of the more comics-friendly actors in the biz these days. However, with the lackluster performance of 2007’s “Fantastic Four 2,” the studio recently opted to go the reboot route for the next film about Marvel’s first family of superheroes.

So, the question now becomes: Will we see Evans reprise his pitch-perfect performance as Johnny Storm?

“I don’t think I’m going to be involved in it,” Evans told Cinematical. “I would imagine a reboot would be—a reboot!”

While Evans added that he’d still consider a return to the role if the opportunity arose, the actor, the rumors of a “darker” tone for future “Fantastic Four” projects prompted him to weigh in on that possibility, too.

“I think there’s room to readjust the tone in ’Fantastic Four’ as it was for ’Batman,'” Evans told Collider. “’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’ [movies] have just been amazing, so I’m all for good filmmaking. If they can go make a good, dark, edgy ’Fantastic Four,’ [then] right on.”

With “Jonah Hex” producer Akiva Goldsman and “Green Lantern” co-writer Michael Green attached to the “Fantastic Four” reboot, a darker turn for Marvel’s foursome isn’t out of the question—though few details have emerged about the project thus far.

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