Monday, September 10, 2018

Rumor: 'Captain Britain and the Black Knight' Movie in Works From Marvel and Director Guy Ritchie

ComicBook.com: Could Marvel’s Captain Britain be headed to the big screen? A new rumor suggests it's possible, but fans may not want to get too excited.

Ain’t It Cool News reports that a source the site refers to as “Super Grip” has tipped them off to the unannounced Marvel Studios film. Captain Britain and the Black Knight would reportedly be directed by Guy Ritchie. The studio is said to be trying to take advantage of the studio vacancies created by Danny Boyle’s departure from the next James Bond movie.

"I work at various movie studios in the UK and have been situated at Pinewood for a few weeks, and I'm moving to Cardiff on a project soon. I haven't seen anything about this online anywhere, so I thought id send the info on to you: Space at Pinewood has been booked for November & December 2018 to hold auditions for a Marvel project called Captain Britain and the Black Knight. The name of the director booked in for all these dates is Guy Ritchie. Marvel seems to be moving fast with it to fill in the space left behind by Danny Boyle's aborted Bond 25. Everyone is excited because it looks like another few months of solid work when we thought we would have to wait a while."

For those unfamiliar with the character, Captain Britain is Brian Braddock. Christ Claremont, Fred Kida, and Herb Trimpe created him in 1976 for Marvel UK. Braddock was empowered by Merlyn and his daughter Roma to defend Britain. He was originally intended to appear only in the United Kingdom. Claremont later brought Captain Britain to American audiences as a member of the UK-based X-Men spinoff team Excalibur (Brian is not a mutant himself, but his twin sister Betsy, aka Psylocke, is).

Black Knight is likely referring to Dane Whitman, a Marvel Comics character created by George Tuska and Roy Thomas. Whitman comes from a family of supervillains, but chose to become a hero and joined the Avengers. Black Knight carries the mystical Ebony Blade. He has fought alongside Captain Britain due to their connections shared connection to the realm of Otherworld.

7 comments:

Tazirai said...

Good finally get a really good non ninja Tropes version of Elizabeth Braddock and not the half naked fake Asian Jim Lee thong wearing Ninja Trope she'd become.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@Tazirai, except that is who they portrayed in the image above complete with the Crimson Dawn foolishness on her face. You may not get your wish. LOL.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

I’m just messing with you. I know they picked any old image from the comics for the article.

FSaker said...

That's assuming she'd even be in this film, anyway. I wouldn't doubt if the story just has Brian mentioning his sister is travelling in a dialogue line, and that's that.

Anyway, I like both Captain Britain and Black Knight, so that's a cool idea (could be even better if an eventual sequel adds more UK heroes, like Blade, Union Jack, Spitfire and Elsa Bloodstone - and maybe even Betsy as a way to link it to the X-Men movies Marvel will certainly make now that Disney owns FOX).

Alex V.W said...

@FSaker,

I'd love to see something with Elsa Bloodstone! The MCU needs a horror/adventure series badly. However I wonder with them being tied to Disney how watered down it would be. Same if we ever get another Blade.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@FSaker and @Alex, for years I've been telling my friends that I thought a Captain Britain BBC/Netflix series would be awesome as long it had British writers and really got British wit. I'd also dig a film if Ritchie did it!

Tazirai said...

@Rashaan I know lol. But it'd be cool to see the first "mutant" be Psylocke.