On Wednesday morning, the Avengers star, known for playing (and being the IRL version of) Captain America took to Twitter, quote-tweeting an update from CNBC about the Disney/Fox merger, which potentially includes some $60 billion in Fox assets — including the cinematic rights to both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
“So who do I talk to about a Cap/Human Torch buddy comedy spin-off?” Evans joked. “I’m thinking Planes, Trains, and Automobiles meets Parent Trap.”
Evans’s joke references his infamous career as a superhero star, which precedes his time as the star-spangled Captain America. In 2005, Evans starred as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch, for Fantastic Four, a Marvel movie produced by Fox. A sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, was released in 2007. Years later, Evans once again became a cinematic superhero for Captain America: The First Avenger, this time from the Disney-owned Marvel Studios, in 2011. (The film was distributed by Paramount, a leftover from a previous deal Marvel had with the studio.)
So who do I talk to about a Cap/Human Torch buddy comedy spin-off? I’m thinking Planes, Trains and Automobiles meets Parent Trap. https://t.co/3KRPZOVzq2
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 6, 2017
Comic book fans, though, are only paying attention to the possibility of Disney having all of Fox’s Marvel toys. The X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four all currently belong to Fox, but should Disney acquire them, fans are in for cinematic crossovers up the wazoo.