Chris Evans Already Knows What Actor He Wants to Play Him in a Biopic

Chris Evans’ run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe made him an international movie star, but those weren’t his first superhero movies. He played Johnny Storm/the Human Torch in two Fantastic Four movies when he was still in his early 20s, but those weren’t his first movie roles. His interesting career is screaming for a biopic, and Evans knows who he wants to cast in the lead.

Chris Evans at a 2013 Disney even in California. Evans nominated Adam Driver to play him in a biopic movie, though he might have been distracted by puppies frolicking around him.
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Chris Evans movies before and after the MCU

Evans’ first movie role came in 2000’s family drama The Newcomers, but it was a smaller role. He didn’t have to wait long for a starring part.

After appearing in a Marilyn Manson music video, Evans starred in Not Another Teen Movie in 2001, which performed well at the box office. Evans added The Perfect Score, Cellular, and Fierce People to his resumé before the first Fantastic Four movie in 2005.

Evans appeared in 11 movies between Fantastic Four and the first Captain America in 2011. Acting in the MCU kept him busy, but Evans sprinkled in non-Marvel movies such as Snowpiercer, Playing it Cool, and Gifted before acting in Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

Since Endgame, Evans starred in Knives Out and Lightyear. He has had a long and varied career so far, and Evans already picked out the actor to star in his biopic.

Evans picks Adam Driver to star in the biopic during puppy interview

Anyone who follows Evans on social media knows two things: He’s not afraid to speak his mind, and he loves dogs, so much so that he has his dog’s name tattooed on his chest. His Twitter banner photo is a dog picture. Putting him in a room full of dogs during an interview probably wasn’t the best way to keep his attention.

One of the final questions Evans answered during a BuzzFeed Celeb interview (via YouTube) was who he’d want to play him in a biopic. He hardly hesitated to nominate Adam Driver for the role, but he struggled to cast the part of his brother, Scott.

“Let’s cast Adam Driver [and] see what he does! And who would I cast to play Scott? God, that’s a good question. I don’t know; I think only Scott can play Scott.”

Chris Evans on casting his hypothetical biopic

Evans and Driver have never shared a movie set, so the latter would need some time to prep for the role. Scott Evans is hardly the only other part that would need to be cast, too. 

His parents and sisters would also need to appear. Evans and Scarlett Johansson are close friends who acted in several movies (The Perfect Score being one of them), and it would be hard to tell Evans’ life story without Johansson. Then there are the rest of The Avengers actors, and perhaps some of the women Evans has been rumored to have dated over the years.

Upcoming Evans movies

With Lightyear, Evans plays the space ranger hero Buzz Lightyear. He’ll do a 180 and play the villain in Netflix’s The Gray Man, which streams starting July 22. Evans’ Lloyd Hansen is the psychotic adversary of Ryan Gosling’s titular protagonist. 

Evans has a lead role in Apple Films’ Ghosted, which IMDb lists as in post-production. Knives Out and The Gray Man actor Ana de Armas co-stars. (Looks like we might need to cast for de Armas in the Evans biopic). He’s set to star alongside Dwyane Johnson in Red One, and Evans and Johansson are slated to reunite in Project Artemis, also in pre-production.

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