The MCU has come a long way since its release of Iron Man in 2008. On the big and small screen we have seen the likes of The Avengers, Ant-Man, The Guardians of the Galaxy and other Marvel characters we grew up only seeing in comics and cartoons. One of the biggest hurdles that Marvel has had to overcome is the fact that they don't own the rights to all their characters including one of their most popular characters, Spider-Man. Thanks to a partnership between Sony and Marvel Studios, Spider-Man was featured in Captain America: Civil War and now Iron Man will be featured in Spider-Man: Homecoming. To talk about the upcoming Spider-Man film Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President and Amy Pascal, former Sony Pictures head, sat down with Stefan Pape of HeyUGuys. During the interview the topic of other characters being brought into the MCU was brought up and an interesting name came up, Captain Britain.
Pape asked Feige if there had ever been a discussion about bringing Captain Britain to the MCU to which Feige responded:
“We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we’ll have to see.”
Brian Braddock, aka Captain Britain, made his Marvel Comics debut in 1976 in the pages of Captain Britain Weekly #1 in October of 1976. He was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, but also has been notably used by writers such as Alan Davis and Alan Moore. He was supposed to be like Captain America, but for the British. He was given his powers by the legendary Merlyn and his daughter Roma after a motorcycle accident. He as been on various Avengers teams, and a founding member of Excalibur in the X-Men Universe.
I am not sure if Feige was just playing to the reporter, or if he sincerely would bring in Captain Britan, maybe in a Captain America film? Not sure how well that would work out as I don't know many people out there who even know who Captain Britain is. With so many other characters that Feige has at his disposal, I think it would be safe to say that we won't be seeing Captain Britain any time soon, but that is just my opinion. Would you want to see Captain Britain in the MCU? If not, who do you want to see brought in? Chime in Below!
Spider-Man Homecoming swings into theaters July 7, 2017.