Chris Evans joins The Rock in the Christmas film Red One.
Marvel lead Chris Evans has now signed on to star alongside action movie superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Amazon Studios’ upcoming holiday outing, Red One. Reported by Deadline, the Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers: Endgame star’s role in proceedings is unknown at this time, but the idea of Evans and The Rock together is surely more than enough to have audiences excited. Not much is known about the plot of Red One, but the project has been described as “a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre.” Whatever that means. While plot details are currently being kept under wraps, it’s hard not to imagine The Rock as a machine gun-toting, one-liner spitting, hugely muscular version of jolly old Saint Nick. With Chris Evans perhaps as a super-heroic elf, or even an everyman who has lost his faith in Christmas and can only be saved by Johnson’s behemoth take on Santa.Red One is being developed from an original story by Seven Bucks Productions’ President of Production Hiram Garcia, with Amazon Studios picking up the movie for distribution last year following a dramatic bidding war. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan will be at the helm of Red One, working from a screenplay by Seven Bucks Productions’ frequent collaborator Chris Morgan.Much like Kasdan, Morgan has penned scripts for The Rock before, with the writer having worked on such titles as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, The Fate of the Furious, Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, and Fast Five.The Rock Cannot Wait to Work with Captain America Himself, Chris Evans Dwayne Johnson, who first revealed his involvement in Red One back in June last year, has since responded with eager excitement to the addition of Chris Evans. “When CAPTAIN AMERICA 🇺🇸 teams up with BLACK ADAM to make a CHRISTMAS MOVIE,” The Rock said on social media.
“Directed by the man who directed the JUMANJI MOVIES * jake kasdan Written by the man who wrote the FAST & FURIOUS MOVIES * chris morgan Conceived and produced by the man who produced JUNGLE CRUISE & RED NOTICE MOVIES * @hhgarcia41.”The Rock then further teased the direction of Red One saying, “Think MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET meets HOBBS & SHAW with a little bit of ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE sprinkled on top. I can’t begin to tell you how much FUN (and FILTHY) our 5 way text chain has already become. I think we’re gonna make a great holiday movie for you and your families around the world to enjoy!”Red One is aiming to begin filming sometime this year, and is expected to be released on Amazon Prime Video in December 2023. Just in time for the holiday, of course.Outside of Christmas movies, Dwayne Johnson will soon join the pantheon of big-screen superheroes when he suits up as DC antihero Black Adam, with Chris Evans continuing to team up with other A-listers as he takes on Ryan Gosling in Netflix’s spy thriller The Gray Man.