Superman actor Henry Cavill has long been rumored to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now the actor himself has spoken out about exactly which character he’d like to play in an upcoming Marvel movie.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill shared:
“I’m never going to say a Marvel character that is already being played by someone else because everyone’s doing such an amazing job. However, I have the internet and I have seen the various rumors about Captain Britain and that would be loads of fun to do a cool, modernized version of that — like the way they modernized Captain America. There’s something fun about that, and I do love being British.”
Intriguingly, Brian Braddock/Captain Britain’s MCU debut could be imminent — rumors abound that he will appear in Malcolm Spellman’s Captain America 4, which was announced on the heels of the finale episode of the Disney+ Original series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The series detailed the relationship between Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) as they battled the Flag Smashers organization in a post-Avengers: Endgame (2019) world.
Since we saw the duo’s final scene together with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Endgame the Marvel fan community has clamored for more of the unlikely partnership between the flamboyant Sam and stoic Bucky — and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Co. certainly delivered.
There has been no confirmation of what Captain America 4 will be about, but the appearance of Captain Britain, possibly played by Cavill, is not unlikely, especially given that the Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian (David Harbour) — the Russian answer to Captain America and Captain Britain — made his debut in Black Widow (2021) alongside Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow) and Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova).
More on Captain Britain
The official biography of Captain Britain reads, in part:
Brian Braddock’s life was planned for him from before he was even born; for him there is no coincidence. Merlyn sent James Braddock to Earth-616 to sire a champion who could defend the multiverse against the myriad threats facing it; the studious Brian was his third child. He grew up a solitary child, save for his siblings, losing himself in books. Home on a break from studying physics at Thames University, Brian was out dating Valerie Campbell when his parents were killed, apparently in a lab accident but actually by the computer Mastermind; Brian was overwhelmed with guilt that he had not being present to prevent their deaths.
He took a summer job at Darkmoor Nuclear Complex, a secret research facility near the Scottish border, soon after his parents died, trying to keep himself busy, but the facility was attacked by the forces of Joshua Stragg, the Reaver, who sought to kidnap the scientists within and make it look like they had all died in a reactor accident. At the urging of his mentor Dr. Travis, Brian fled on a motor bike to get help. Forced over a cliff by his pursuers, he dragged his injured body from the burning wreckage to witness a vision of Merlyn and the Lady of the Northern Skies (Roma) above a ring of standing stones; told to choose between the Sword of Might and Amulet of Right, Brian picked the latter, feeling the sword was a symbol of death and that he was no warrior. He was struck by mystical energy and transformed into the costumed hero Captain Britain…
More on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The official description of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reads:
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.
Secondary characters in the Marvel series include Daniel Bruhl as villain Baron Helmut Zemo and Emily VanCamp portraying Sharon Carter.
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