When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, things are always expanding. Heroes like Black Panther and Spider-Man recently entered the franchise ahead of characters such as Captain Marvel. And, now, fans have just learned the folks at Marvel Studios have tossed around the idea of introducing a patriot who could rival even Captain America.
During a recent interview with Hey U Guys, Feige was asked directly is the MCU would ever introduce Captain Britain. The producer gave a surprising answer, saying, "We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we'll have to see."
If you are not familiar with Captain Britain, then you have a bit of history to catch up on. The character was made back in October 1976 by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe. Known as Brian Braddock to start, the quiet boy hailed from Essex and worked at a nuclear research facility. When Brian tries to stop a criminal from infiltrating his workplace, the man nearly dies from his injuries, but the magician Merlyn chooses to save Brian's life by turning him into Captain Britain.
By accepting the Amulet of Right, Captain Britain becomes involved with a larger corps of dimensional defenders who protect the multiverse. Brian strives to be Britain's greatest champion by being a mirror to Captain America. In fact, the two captains have even partnered together to prevent neo-Nazi organizations from overtaking Britain in the past.
Judging by Feige's comments, it looks like there are already stars interested in bringing Captain Britain to life. The producer said lots of actors have inquired about the role, so there must be a large pool of British stars out there chomping for the gig. If the MCU were to introduce Captain Britain, it would shift the franchise's focus to another part of the world. The Avengers primarily work in America while Black Panther oversees his land of Wakanda. Captain Britain could take moviegoers on a journey to the United Kingdom, and the character's debut could even pave the way for comic book teams like MI-13 or Excalibur.
You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.0comments
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
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