After Captain Marvel, could Marvel‘s Captain Britain be heading to the big screen? Well, a new rumor points out at its possibility but fans don’t really seem too excited about it.
This report comes via Ain’t It Cool News stating that a source named “Super Grip” tipped them off to the unannounced Marvel live-action film. Guy Ritchie is reportedly directing Captain Britain & The Black Knight. The studio is even trying to bring in Danny Boyle, post his departure from the next Bond film.
Here’s what “Super Grip” said:
“I work at various movie studios in the UK and have been situated at Pinewood for a few weeks, and I’m moving to Cardiff on a project soon. I haven’t seen anything about this online anywhere, so I thought id send the info on to you: Space at Pinewood has been booked for November & December 2018 to hold auditions for a Marvel project called CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND THE BLACK KNIGHT. The name of the director booked in for all these dates is GUY RITCHIE. Marvel seems to be moving fast with it to fill in the space left behind by Danny Boyle’s aborted Bond 25. Everyone is excited because it looks like another few months of solid work when we thought we would have to wait a while.”
Marvel is usually seen as a “far-fetched” studio that has many projects under development. Many even think that Marvel will be using these films as the means to replace the now-delayed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
However, Guy Ritchie will next be directing Sherlock Holmes 3, which will bring back Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role. The film is set to release during Christmas in 2020.
Even Marvel President Kevin Feige has admitted thinking about bringing in Captain Britain to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s what he had to say:
“We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we’ll have to see.”
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For now, Orlando Bloom and Simon Pegg are rumored for the role. For those who don’t know the origins of Captain Britain, his real name is Brian Braddock who was created in 1976 for Marvel UK. The character was empowered by Merlyn along with his daughter Roma to defend the United Kingdom. He originally appeared in the UK but was later added to the UK-based X-Men spinoff team, Excalibur.
On the other hand, Black Knight is Dane Whitman, a character created by Roy Thomas and George Tuska. Whitman hailed from a family of supervillains but he chose to become a hero and later joined the Avengers. He has fought alongside Captain Britain in various storylines and carries the mystical Ebony Blade.
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