Perhaps he will have better luck with a new take on a different classic character than Steve Rogers, as Deadline reports he’s circling the title role in Jeykll, based on Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat’s 2007 mini-series. The show starred James Nesbitt as a the descendant of Dr. Jekyll from Robert Louis Steveson’s classic novel. However, he finds that having a dangerous alter-ego hasn’t been left in the past when he begins suffering from Mr. Hyde-life symptoms.
While Jekyll attempts to find a way to get the two sides to co-exist, things become increasingly complicated as the two sides living within him start communicating with each other via notes, and Hyde starts interacting with Jekyll’s family. From that synopsis you have to wonder whether Evans has a little Hulk envy, as it certainly touches of similar themes to that character.
No deal has been signed for Chris to star as yet, but he’s definitely interested. If he does fill the role, he wouldn’t be the only Jekyll around, as Russell Crowe recently signed on to play the character in Universal’s interconnected monster universe, starting with next year’s The Mummy.