There are still plenty of awesome Marvel Comics characters waiting to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (*cough* Namor *cough*), and Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has revealed there have been discussions about adding a certain British superhero down the line.
That superhero? That would be Brian Braddock, aka Captain Britain. Fun fact: Brian Braddock is the brother of Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke, a character owned by 20th Century Fox and portrayed by Olivia Munn in X-Men: Apocalypse.
During an interview with HeyUGuys for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kevin Feige admitted that yes, there have been discussions with actors about bringing the character created in 1976 by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe for Captain Britain Weekly #1 to the big screen.
Created as a British equivalent to Captain America, Captain Britain’s powers were magical rather than scientific in nature, having been endowed by Merlyn (a character who claims to be that Merlin, from the Arthurian legends) and his daughter Roma. Here’s what Feige said:
“We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we’ll have to see.”
It’s really interesting to know Marvel is considering adding Captain Britain to its MCU roster, because plenty of actors have shown interested in the role. I can’t help but wonder which actors lobbied to portray the character on the big screen.
Do you think Captain Britain would be a great addition to the MCU? Who would you like to see in the role? Chime in with dream casting choices below!
(via Comic Book Movie)