Captain Britain, the original British counterpart to Captain America, has been discussed by Marvel as a possible MCU contender. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the news during an interview with HeyUGuys, stating that multiple actors have asked about playing the part over the years.
“We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we’ll have to see.”
Captain Britain, or Brian Braddock, debuted in 1976 and has more mystical origins than your average super soldier. Merlyn and his daughter, Roma, granted Braddock his powers after he was in a serious motorcycle accident. The character has served both Great Britain and the Avengers over the years, taking the spotlight from time to time in runs like Secret Avengers.
The character has previously made brief appearances in the animated shows The Super Hero Squad Show and Marvel Anime: X-Men, and has also appeared in video games such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.
With the current slate of Marvel films jam-packed with heroes and ongoing storylines, it’s probable we won’t see Captain Britain suit up anytime soon, but as Feige says, ” … we’ll have to see.”
7 Big Potential Changes For The Marvel Cinematic Universe After ‘Avengers 4’
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially said he’s holding back on reveals about the Marvel Cinematic Universe until after Avengers 4. With Feige holding information close to the chest, it seems likely big changes are set to hit the MCU soon.
Now that the MCU is more than fifteen films strong, I expect new characters and dramatic team shakeups soon so fans stay invested. There are a lot of things I wish could happen to the MCU, but I’m only talking about things I consider a real possibility here. Yeah, I’d love for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to join the MCU, but I don’t expect that anytime soon. At the moment, Captain America and Wolverine will never hit the trenches together, but just know that would be number 1 on my list if Fox and Disney had a better relationship.
Hit Next to learn about some of the changes I think are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future!