A very cool rumor arose yesterday that Marvel was looking at British superhero Brian Braddock, aka Captain Britain, for a possible TV series following a series of tweets from award-winning poster artist Ciara McAvoy, who hinted that it was in the pipeline.
Following this, some “well-placed sources” at TV Line stated that the rumor was “not true.”
Thing is, there’s actually a bit more to that story, because even if Captain Britain is not officially in Marvel’s bright television future at the moment, there are a couple of people who are working hard to bring the superhero to the small screen.
Producer Chris Lark took to Twitter to reveal that he and co-producer Eleni Larchanidou were actually in the “very early stages” of creating a highlight reel for a Captain Britain TV series and that they hoped to present it to Marvel Television in 2017. Meaning there is no official series in the works just yet, but these guys hope that if they play their cards right, there might be one.
So, what it actually is right now, is nothing more but a pitch to Marvel.
Here are the tweets:
Long story short, Captain Britain was created in 1976 by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe for the Marvel UK imprint. Braddock was a physicist who was offered the Amulet of Right by Merlyn and his daughter Roma (giving him superstrength and mystical powers) when he almost died in a motorcycle accident. It's believed Marvel Studios own the rights to the character, despite his links to the X-Men (whose movie rights are held by Fox) via his twin sister, Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke.
What do you think the chances are that Marvel could say yes to a Captain Britain series?
(via Comic Book)