Rumor of the Day: Marvel is apparently working on a Captain Britain TV series

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Mar 23, 2016

With Marvel Television basking in the successes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter -- and with Most Wanted, Damage Control, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders in various stages of production -- I think it's safe to believe Marvel's looking at other characters and superheroes who'd be totally ripe for a possible TV adaptation right now.

Currently, there's a rumor making the rounds that Marvel is looking to make a TV series starring a very British superhero, Union Jack Captain Britain.

The rumor of a Captain Britain TV series was sparked earlier this week by this intriguing tweet from multi-award-winning movie poster artist Ciara McAvoy, whose work includes Indiana Jones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, X-Men: First Class and Victor Frankenstein.


McAvoy followed this awesome tweet with a series of responses to very excited fans, saying:

I am being paid to do the promo poster so yes I’d say this is really happening. It might take a while before the announcement (either early 2017 or late 2016). They’re making a sizzle reel and it’s gonna be awesome. I can’t reveal anything yet but hopefully I’ll be able to soon. Waiting for the go ahead from the co-producer

Now, isn't that interesting?

Brian Braddock (more on that later), aka Captain Britain, was created in 1976 by comics legend Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe for Marvel Comics and was meant to be the British Captain America. Another genius-level character (like Tony Stark, his dad Howard, Hank Pym and Bruce Banner in the MCU), he was endowed with magical and mystical powers by Merlyn and his daughter Roma, giving him not only Steve Rogers-like superhuman powers, but also the ability to create force fields, generate energy beams, and fly.


At various points in his history, Captain Britain was a member of the Secret Avengers, MI-13 and Excalibur, as well as a bunch of other teams. And this is where it gets interesting because if the name Brian Braddock rings a bell, it’s because he's Betsy Braddock’s brother. And who’s Betsy Braddock? She’s a mutant known as Psylocke, who is all set to make her big screen debut in Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse, with Olivia Munn in the role. Despite these ties (and the fact that Fox owns the movie rights to the X-Men), Captain Britain is believed to be Marvel Studios-owned since he made his debut in his own comic book series, was a member of the Avengers, and is not a mutant or an X-Man. 

I don't know about you, but I think a series starring a mystical superhero who's bent on protecting Great Britain from supernatural threats is an exciting idea. That, and he'd fit in very nicely with Doctor Strange, who, as you know, is getting his own MCU movie on Nov. 4.

As always, nothing has been officially confirmed so take this with a tiny grain of salt. But what say you to a Captain Britain TV series? Is that something you’d wanna to see? Who would be your top choice for Brian Braddock/Captain Britain? 


(via MCU Exchange)

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