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1. Chris Evans will reportedly play Gene Kelly in a movie

He can do this all day — and by this, we mean tap dance. Captain America star Chris Evans is reportedly in talks to play Gene Kelly in an upcoming film. The project is reportedly based on Evans' original idea, following a 12-year-old boy who develops an imagined friendship with the classic film star while working on the MGM lot in the 1950s. Knives Out director Rian Johnson is reuniting with Evans to produce the film, while Skyfall co-writer John Logan will write it. Weirdly enough, this will make Evans the second Avenger to line up a movie in recent weeks about a famous actor and dancer, as Spider-Man star Tom Holland is set to play Fred Astaire in a separate movie at Sony. Could a Tap Dancing Avengers spin-off be far behind?

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