Rick and morty it almost cast Chris Evans for season 5. The Adult Swim show debuted its new season in June, with guest voices already including Jim Gaffigan, Alison Brie and Timothy Olyphant. Celebrities around the world have shown off their fandom for the show on social media, occasionally resulting in a casting opportunity. Some have come as new characters and aliens, like Stephen Colbert or John Oliver, and some have come for self-promoting parodies of themselves, like Elon Musk.
Evans, most recognizable as former Captain America until he hung the shield on Endgame, has long been a fan of Rick and morty. With regular tweets celebrating the show, many thought that Evans would appear in season 4, although that ultimately never materialized. As viewers have noted, nearly every episode containing its celebrity guest gives the show an excellent opportunity to pluck from its star-studded fanbase, which has seemingly been endless.
Rick and morty Producer Scott Marder says Chris Evans was almost into season five, according to Comicbook. There was an unspecified character that Evans was theoretically eligible to play, and the producers “we Dance” casting Evans, but eventually cast it on a still unknown actor. Regardless, Marder called himself “a great comic book nerd” and acknowledged that putting a Marvel figure on the show would be of great interest to him. Most of the time, the producer said that choosing guest stars has been a smooth and easy process:
Most of them are [fans]. Sometimes we hear that people are just fanatics. Other times, we have a great casting department, and many times they are just on the ball and offering the perfect people for those roles. It is usually quite organic. Fortunately, this program is so big that it’s usually pretty quick to get a response from people … about things that make our lives easier.
With the huge demands that being a superhero has on an actor’s schedule, it’s understandable why current MCU leaders like Anthony Mackie or Brie Larson haven’t been doing as much film and television work outside of their MCU duties. But now that Captain America has passed the torch, the possibility of Evans being more open in season 6 becomes more likely. Weather Morty has not had an Avenger on board, MODOKPatton Oswalt and Thor: RagnarokTaika Waititi have both voiced roles on the show. As of now, Evans’ upcoming projects have grown to include Pixar. Light-year, the Russians’ The gray manand Adam McKay Don’t look up.
Since the show contains a Avengers parody (“The Vindicators”), the opportunity to use Evans to fake the franchise would be similar to It’s always sunny Philadelphia famously using The office actor Oscar Núñez to make fun of the most “appetizing” sitcoms. Rick and MortyThe unhinged edge would have been more armed to hit Marvel, the highest-grossing franchise of all time, with its leading son, Evans, as the fist. Instead, fans would have to wait another season for another shot at the real Captain America in The Vindicators, or perhaps as an entirely new character with no relation to Marvel. After all, since Evans said he was done with Steve Rogers, he may even be referring to the skits.
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