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Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) Now that the story of Steve Rogers/Captain America is apparently over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would actor Chris Evans ever entertain reprising the character?

In a Variety feature in which longtime friends and fellow MCU stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans interview each other about their new projects, Evans says -- maybe.

"You never say never," says Evans. "I love the character...It's not a hard no, but it's not an eager yes, either."

Avengers: Endgame ends a very, very old Steve Rogers handing off his shield to his buddy, Sam Wilson -- and closes with a flashback to 1947, the year to which Cap takes a time travel detour into the arms of the long-lost love of his life, Peggy Carter.

For the two actors, endings don't get better than that. 

"I actually had no idea what was going to happen," Johansson recalled. "It was such a beautiful cathartic ending, and I loved that for Steve. I think he deserved that. It was all his happiness."

Evans agreed of the ending, "It'd be a shame to sour that. I'm very protective of it...It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit."

An "unbelievably lucky" Evans adds, "I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. If you're going to revisit it, it can't be a cash grab. It can't be just because the audience wants to be excited...What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together."

Evans says, "It doesn't feel, at this time, that would be a thing."

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Author: Stephen Iervolino
Posted: November 11, 2019, 10:00 pm

Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Fantasy Island, the kitschy hit TV show that ran from 1978 to 1984, has gotten a scary reboot from Blumhouse, the horror masters who released Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning movie Get Out.

The new trailer has Michael Pena playing the late Ricardo Montalban's signature role as the enigmatic, white suit-wearing Mr. Roarke. Gone is his little person sidekick, Tattoo, played by the late Hervé Villechaize -- though "The plane!" is still a Fantasy Island catchphrase.

Like the show, people who come to experience a fantasy learn they get more than they bargained for.  However in this permutation, guests including Lucy Hale and Maggie Q don't get the happy endings experienced by the classic series' weekly guest stars.

For example, Hale's character asks to get revenge on a school bully from her past. When she's treated to a shot of that bully tied up and awaiting Saw-like torture at her former victim's hands, however, Hale's character learns there are real-life consequences to what she's wanted.

Fantasy Island, Also starring Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday and Michael Rooker, opens February 14.

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Author: Stephen Iervolino
Posted: November 11, 2019, 8:00 pm

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