Orlando Bloom Wants To Play ‘Captain Britain’ For Marvel

Orlando Bloom Captain Britain MarvelThough we get plenty of actors saying they are interested in Marvel roles, we don’t get a whole lot with their sights set on playing Captain Britain. Well, besides Simon Pegg who recently expressed an interest himself. However, there is another actor throwing his name into the ring that has a little more of an action background.

Speaking with BBC Radio 2, Lord Of The Rings trilogy and Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise star Orlando Bloom expressed an interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He revealed that as a Marvel Comic fan, he wouldn’t be against donning the red, white and blue Captain Britan suit if Marvel came ringing.

“I do read [Marvel Comics] a little bit. Who’s the British one? Captain Britain! There you go. Terrible costume, though. And you’ve also got Captain America so what you going to do? Captain Britain versus Captain America?”

While it’s unlikely that we’ll see Marvel Studios take the character in that particular direction, them expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a more international direction following Black Panther wouldn’t be too surprising. But does Marvel Studios own the rights to Captain Britain?

While there have been rumors about Marvel using the character in live-action, he’s usually more closely associated with the X-Men. So, there’s a  chance he could be one of those shared characters between Fox and Marvel Studios but we’ll have to wait and see until someone asks someone more in the know about this one.

Would you be interested in seeing Orlando Bloom suit up as Captain Britain? Is there someone else you’d think would be a better fit? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: BBC Radio 2

10 X-Men That Need To Appear In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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X-Men Marvel ComicsThe X-Men, along with Blade and Spider-Man, helped kick-start the superhero movie boom fans are still enjoying today. And unlike most, the X-Men are still going strong and maintaining the same continuity (with a few minor changes but maintaining actors) as the longest-running superhero franchise around. This year audiences will see a sequel to Deadpool, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants coming in 2019. Fox is currently working on several Marvel projects, including spin-offs for Gambit, Multiple Man and Kitty Pryde.

Yet one has to wonder: is Fox trying to rush out these films into reality or are these announcement just to make sure the studio appears to be running smoothly in the chance the Disney purchase doesn’t go through? If the purchase is made official, Marvel Studios and Disney will more than likely start a new X-Men series to incorporate the characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When the X-Men return home, Marvel has a chance to do something new and fresh with the property. Brighter, more comic accurate costumes, contrasting the mutants as a whole with the wider cinematic universe, but most importantly highlighting certain characters. The X-Men comics have a vast array of iconic and colorful heroes and villains to choose from yet the past X-Men films only focused on a handful of characters. Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Jean Grey and Beast seemed to be the focus of the filmmakers throughout the two trilogies. Now is the time to highlight other characters (ones that the original film series sidelined) to make these X-Men characters as big of names as Wolverine is to the brand.

These are the ten X-Men that need to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Click Next to get started!

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