A shirtless Chris Evans snaps his fingers and produces a flame as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in Fantastic Four; Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, looks to the sky and shoots a flare gun in Lightyear; Chris Evans, wearing his navy blue and silver Captain America uniform and helmet, surveys the scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

14 Times Chris Evans Joined the Worlds of Disney

By Zach Johnson

Chris Evans blasts off today in Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear, the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy. It’s not his first time working with Disney, of course. After setting the movie industry ablaze as Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch, in 20th Century Fox’s early 2000s Fantastic Four films, Evans went on to play the inimitable Steve Rogers aka Captain America—first in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger, then in two Captain America sequels and the Avengers films. His Super Hero roles aside, the actor has played everything from an astronaut to a de facto guardian—and even himself! And so, in celebration of Lightyear opening exclusively in movie theaters, join us in taking a closer look at some of Evans’ roles across the worlds of Disney.

Chris Evans, fully engulfed by flames as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch, flies through the sky in Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four (2005)
Transformed into Super Heroes after surviving a disaster in space, The Fantastic Four—Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd); Susan Storm, aka Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba); Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch (Chris Evans); and Ben Grimm, aka Thing (Michael Chiklis)—struggle to reconcile their powers, responsibilities, and relationships as a dysfunctional family. Ultimately, they must put all that aside to stop the maniacal Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon), their former patron, who is hellbent on world domination.

As Chris Evans’ Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch flies through the sky in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, he begins to exhibit some of the same powers as Ben Grimm aka Thing. His body is slowing turning into a rock, and his left hand is especially big as he prepares to pack a punch.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
What would you do when an intergalactic herald known as The Silver Surfer (played by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne) crashes your sister’s wedding and promises global destruction? If you’re Johnny, there’s just way to answer: “Flame on!”

Chris Evans, with a buzzed head and a green shirt, has a tense conversation as engineer James Mace in scene from Sunshine.

Sunshine (2007)
In the year 2057, Earth’s last hope lies with a spacecraft whose mission is to deliver a nuclear device designed to reignite our fading sun. Evans plays steadfast engineer James Mace alongside an all-star cast that includes Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada, and two future stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Benedict Wong and Michelle Yeoh. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle from a script by Oscar® nominee Alex Garland.

Anna Faris’ Ally Darling, with messy blonde hair in an untidy apartment, sits next to Chris Evans’ Colin Shea, wearing a blue Henley and distressed denim, on a green couch. They are looking at a MacBook screen.

What’s Your Number? (2011)
In this comedy from 20th Century Fox (intended for mature audiences), Evans stars as Colin Shea, who helps his neighbor, Ally Darling (Anna Faris) track down her former lovers. There’s just one problem... Colin and Ally just might be each other’s soul mate!

Outfitted as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in his star-spangled military uniform, which includes brown gloves, brown boots, and a winged helmet, Chris Evans runs through a ship.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Evans) volunteers for a top-secret research project that transforms him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. He leads the fight for freedom during World War II, as he’s the world’s best chance at stopping the evil HYDRA organization, led by the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

Outfitted as Steve Rogers aka Captain America, wearing red gloves and boots and holding his Vibranium shield, Chris Evans looks to the ground during the Battle of New York in Marvel’s The Avengers. There is smoke in the air and debris on the ground; cars nearby are damaged, and passersby are looking in Captain America’s direction.

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Sixty-six years after he was frozen in a state of suspended animation, S.H.I.E.L.D. exhumed Captain America so Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) could recruit him for the Avengers Initiative. Alongside Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Disney Legend Robert Downey Jr.); Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson); Bruce Banner, aka Hulk (Mark Ruffalo); Thor (Chris Hemsworth); and Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America pledged to stop Loki (Tom Hiddleston) during the Battle of New York.

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Evans’ Captain America, wearing his red, white, and blue uniform, uses his shield to pummel a HYDRA operative. He has kicked another enemy away.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Does that masked, metal-armed man look familiar? It turns out Captain America wasn’t the only one to transcend time, as his best friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) was rescued from the brink of death and brainwashed to become the assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Can Captain America knock some sense into his pal before it’s too late?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Avengers and their friends stare at Ultron, who is out of frame and has just come alive. Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill is seated and wears a leather jacket; Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers is standing and wears a blue button-up shirt; Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes is standing with his mouth agape and wears a gray sportscoat; Claudia Kim’s Helen Cho wears a black dress and stands just behind Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, who wears a brown jacket and has his hair pulled back; Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is standing in the center and wears a dark vest and a dark tie; Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton stands to his left, wearing a gingham shirt under a black jacket; Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner wears a light blue shirt and a blazer and stands next to Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, who wears a black and white dress.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Whether he’s battling sentient robots or superpowered twins, Captain America never gives up; he wasn’t kidding when he said, “I can do this all day!” But can he and the rest of the Avengers stop Ultron (James Spader) before he takes over the entire world?

Wearing a gray T-shirt and gritting his teeth in Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers aka Captain America flexes his biceps as he tries to stop a helicopter from escaping. He grabs a yellow banister atop a building with his left hand, and with his right hand, he grabs onto the helicopter.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Avenging is tough business, especially when the world’s governments want to get involved. Debates about the Sokovia Accords, which would control and regulate the activities of enhanced individuals, ruffles our heroes, putting Captain America and Iron Man at odds. As a result, the new status quo fractures the Avengers in surprising ways.

In this scene from Gifted, child prodigy Mary Adler (played by McKenna Grace) is wearing a shirt with palm trees and a sunset on it, paired with khaki corduroys. She has blonde hair and is sitting on the lap of her uncle Frank (played by Chris Evans), who is reclined on the sofa. Frank is wearing a brown shirt and is listening intently to his niece.

Gifted (2017)
Frank Adler (Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy—his spirited niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace)—in a coastal Florida town. Frank wants Mary to have a normal life, unlike her late mother. This goes against the wishes of Frank’s mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose ambitions for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

In this scene from Avengers: Infinity War, Chris Evans’ Captain America is standing in the Wakandan jungle. His star-spangled uniform is tattered and torn, and his lip is bleeding out of the right corner. His is bearded and blonde and tired from fighting.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Captain America and the Avengers have never faced a threat like Thanos (Josh Brolin), who wants to collect each Infinity Stone so he can erase half the universe’s population.

In this scene from Avengers: Endgame, Chris Evans’ Captain America is in the foreground. His face is dirty and his helmet is scuffed, but his face has a determined expression.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Captain America didn’t get erased, like so many of his friends—and he’s never given up hope that the Avengers can undo Thanos’ actions. In order to save the day and bring everyone back, the Avengers will have to journey across space and time.

Free Guy (2021)
The less we say about Evans’ brief but memorable cameo, the better. Just watch it!

In this scene from Lightyear, Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) is wearing a purple cowl and is examining a special crystal that is emitting a blue light.

Lightyear (2022)
Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Evans) embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy Hawthorne (voiced by Keke Palmer), Mo Morrison (voiced by Taika Waititi), and Darby Steel (voiced by Dale Soules), plus his robot companion Sox (voiced by Peter Sohn). The motley crew must learn to work as a team to evade Zurg (voiced by James Brolin) and his obedient, omnipresent robot army.