Is MCU Star Chris Evans No Longer Attached to ‘Jekyll’: Who Will Play the Descendant of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

by Jeremy Spirogis
MCU star Chris Evans

In 2016, Deadline reported that Ruben Fleischer would direct Chris Evans in Lionsgate’s Jekyll — a cinematic tackle the BBC One collection of the identical title from 2007. The film — just like the present — would observe the final residing descendant of the notorious Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 

MCU star Chris Evans
MCU star Chris Evans | Michael Tran / Contributor

Placing a recent spin on the Robert Louis Stevenson basic, the Jekyll collection wasn’t a long-lived collection. However, the present garnered a considerable fan base and offered a story that adequately referenced the unique work whereas reinventing the supply materials for a contemporary viewing viewers.  

Chris Evans was initially hooked up to guide the film — in a change of tempo from his typical heroic-leaning ventures. Yet, based mostly on latest info, it appears just like the actor is not hooked up to the movie. 

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‘Jekyll’ is nowhere to be discovered on Evans’ IMDb web page 

While Jekyll is reportedly nonetheless in pre-production, with Anthony Bagarozzi and Steven Moffat penning the screenplay, the film is not listed on Evans’ IMDb web page. Instead, Evans is slated for 3 films in pre-production: Bermuda Triangle, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Gray Man. With a busy checklist of initiatives on the horizon, evidently Jekyll continues to fall by the cracks. 

Frequently requested questions for the movie on IMDb embody “Is Ruben Fleischer still the director?” and “Is this still happening and with Chris Evans on board?” Fleischer reportedly selected to direct Venom, as he associated extra strongly to the protagonist. 

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It is unknown whether or not Fleischer stays on board, however experiences point out that he might not be the visionary behind the digital camera. And, Evans is reportedly not hooked up to the film both. However, one other actor has but to be named, so main casting for the movie’s protagonist (and antagonist) stays unconfirmed. If Chris Evans is not hooked up to play the descendant of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — and assuming the film nonetheless occurs sooner or later – who might finest play the character? 

Who ought to play the lead character if ‘Jekyll’ ever involves the silver display? 

Chris Evans seemingly would have benefited from Jekyll, as he would have been capable of break the superhero shackles he stays tied to (as seen just lately in each Defending Jacob and The Red Sea Diving Resort). Whether tremendous or not, Evans tends to play a savior. Yet, if he’s not hooked up to Jekyll, who ought to take his place?

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A job resembling this — with Academy Award potential — appears destined to go to a Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix-type actor: performers identified for his or her turns as unstable, bizarre, or unpredictably unsettling characters. Both would do effectively, but Johnny Depp might additionally conquer a job like this – particularly if the to-be filmmakers lean in a extra playful depiction customary of the character actor.

If the film is consistent with the present, the actor should even be sufficiently old to have a spouse and youngsters, which bodes effectively for actors above 40. Unfortunately, although Robert Pattinson (of The Lighthouse) appears perfect as effectively, he could also be a bit too younger. There are a number of actors who might convincingly painting the descendant of Dr, Jekyll, but seeing the MCU star tackle the position would have been (and possibly nonetheless will probably be) a pleasing shock. 

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