Posted on 15 September 2009.
The photo of the shoes in the main photo are my Nike AM95 Human Torches, based on the Fantastic Four character. Just a little back story on a pair of my kicks. (As soon as I saw them I had to have them and it took a little doing, so don’t hate, congratulate!) A few reasons are evident for this post. One, remakes, re-boots, and comic book franchises are all the rage in Hollywood. Two, we just had a post on how some stars handle themselves in the press (namely Megan Fox). Therefore, when we caught wind of some comments made to Cinematical by The Fantastic Four star Chris Evans, I thought it was interesting to juxtapose those against what Fox had to say about her Transformers experience. In talking about the possible project, Evans had a lot to say, so I will let his words tell the story.
Regarding his possible involvement in the new movie:
“I don’t think I’m going to be involved in it. I would imagine a reboot would be — a reboot! I think they’re going to start from scratch and that’s the way those movies go.”
Regarding whether or not it would bother him to him someone else play the Human Torch role:
“Well, of course. But I’ve done plays and then I’ll go see someone else do the same play, and be like ‘Hmm. I did it differently!’ You know? [laughs] Of course. But let’s not confuse weird with bad, or weird with negative. Weird is in no way [negative].”
However, he was completely cool with the idea of a new movie going forward without him:
“If there’s room to reinvent a franchise in a different tone and they can make a good film out of it, so be it. I’m not going to have anything negative to say about it.”
Ultimately, in the same vein, he added:
“I welcome the new franchise. I hope it’s fantastic. I like good movies! I’m sure Michael Keaton felt the same way, I’m sure Christopher Reeve felt the same way. If it’s a great movie, let’s make it. Let’s get it out there. There aren’t enough of them.”
Evans sounds like a guy you’d want to work with on a film, and also the type of guy who is a film fan and simply open to the possibility of another (more) great film(s) being made. There was no hint of resentment or frustration in his quotes, and I respect him for that. I first saw Evans in Not Another Teem Movie, one of the more entertaining spoof films done in my opinion. I think he is a better actor than he gets credit for. Witness the little seen London as evidence. Chime in with your thoughts on what he said and who you think might be a good casting choice to replace him in the new film.