The latest reports say that Disney and 21st Century Fox are close to closing on a deal, one that could be announced as soon as next week. That prompted Evans, who plays Captain America in Marvel's cinematic universe, to offer up this suggestion for a new film.
"So who do I talk to about a Cap/Human Torch buddy comedy spin-off? I’m thinking Planes,
That idea as a whole sounds amazing, but it's funny primarily because Evans played both characters. Before entering the Marvel cinematic universe Evans played the role of Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in Fox's Fantastic Four films. The 2005 film starred Evans, Ioan Gruffudd (Reed Richards), Jessica Alba (Sue Storm), Michael Chiklis (Ben Grimm), and Julian McMahon (Victor Von Doom) and resulted in a reasonable hit for the studio.
The cast would return for the Fantastic Four sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer, though it didn't meet the box office expectations of the studio. Evans would then move over to Marvel Studios as Captain America in The First Avenger and has since appeared in 4 more Marvel movies as the iconic character since. He will reprise the role yet again in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and 2019's Avengers 4, but his status after that is unknown.
As for the Disney deal, Disney wasn't the only suitor for 21st Century Fox's movie and TV assets, as Comcast, Sony, and Verizon were all at one point also linked to talks. It seems Disney has won out though, and it would be a big get for the Marvel Studios wing of their empire.
If the deal does go through, those assets are then controllable by Disney, so Marvel Studios would have access to characters like the X-Men and Fantastic Four once more. 20th Century Fox will still be in the Marvel business most likely, but just for edgier projects like The New Mutants, Deadpool, and the upcoming X-Force.