The superhero flood refuses to cool down. Comic book characters are popping up in movies and TV series every now and then and there’s no slowing them down. Some characters even have multiple incarnations in both television and cinematic form. In such a climate, it was inevitable that Marvel comics’ “Captain Britain” would also rear his head. That’s right. Captain Britain will have his own TV series.
Award-winning poster designer Ciara McAvoy (no relation to James McAvoy) whose portfolio includes such well-known movies as “X-Men: First Class,” “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” “Filth,” “Mission Impossible,” and “Victor Frankenstein” confirmed on Twitter that she is working on the poster for a TV series based on Captain Britain. However, no official confirmations have been made so far.
In a further series of tweets, McAvoy replied to a few questions from some Twitter users but did not reveal much about the forthcoming project. On being asked whether the news was true, McAvoy replied by saying “I am being paid to do the promo poster so yes I’d say this is really happening.” She also added that she hopes a British actor would be up for the role and that she was using one such actor as a model for her “Captain Britain” poster.
The artist also confirmed that Captain Britain will be starring in his own show and not as a guest character in some other TV series. However, she also said she could not spill any secrets about it yet. “I can’t reveal anything yet but hopefully, I’ll be able to soon. Waiting for the go ahead from the co-producer,” McAvoy said.
It was recently revealed that “Marvel’s Most Wanted” is happening, with a pilot expected to air later in 2016. That new show, which is a spin-off from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” will focus on the spy couple Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Bobby Morse (Adrianne Palicki) who go rogue.
“Captain Britain” was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. The character made his debut in “Captain Britain” weekly #1, published by Marvel UK in 1976. His alter-ego is Brian Braddock, who, after being involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident, is granted superpowers by Merlyn to battle evil, taking the moniker of Captain Britain. Collider notes that Captain Britain was originally intended to be Captain America’s British equivalent. He also served the Avengers, which means we could see an incarnation of the character in a future MCU ensemble movie.