This Captain Britain SCOOP is part of the GEEKOSITY CHRISTMAS SCOOP JAM!
It’s time for the Geekosity Christmas Scoop Jam, and boy do we have a BIG one for you! It’s all about Captain Britain joining the MCU via a The Black Knight trilogy! This scoop comes from Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity, who was kind enough to share this information with us.
So, what’s the story here? Well, according to Mikey Sutton’s sources, Marvel Studios are planning a The Black Knight trilogy starring Kit Harington. We’ll first see him in the role in the upcoming Eternals movie. That film has an incredible cast by the way including the likes of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, and, of course, Kit Harington.
This is looking like it’ll be a huge film for Marvel Studios. It’s being directed by Chloé Zhao and will mark a pretty big departure from the previous films we’ve seen in the MCU up until this point. So, it seems as though Eternals will also pave the way for future fantasy Marvel movies, and three of them will be The Black Knight trilogy, according to Mikey Sutton’s sources.
Captain Britain could be part of a The Black Knight trilogy coming to the MCU
Here’s what Mikey Sutton wrote to us about this upcoming The Black Knight trilogy. He also spoke of Captain Britain and Excalibur’s introductions into the MCU:
Its spectacular, culturally diverse cast may have made jaws drop when they appeared at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, but Marvel Studios has been relatively quiet about Eternals. Nevertheless, there are ambitious plans for one of its colourfully costumed heroes.
Based on the ’70s comic written and drawn by Jack “King” Kirby, the co-creator of the Marvel Universe, it is certainly among the least known of MCU properties. After all, its initial run, beginning in 1976, only lasted 19 issues and one annual before it was cancelled. It was certainly a weird book as Kirby’s astounding visuals and epic stories of gods and monsters were absent of frequent partner Stan “The Man” Lee’s heartfelt characterization. Suddenly, his odd ideas were no longer grounded in humanity.
The Eternals movie will apparently not make this mistake, especially with the inclusion of Kit Harrington’s the Black Knight. Marvel Studios has high hopes for the former Game of Thrones star and are already planning a trilogy of solo movies for the character. To Marvel Studios, the Black Knight films will represent a genre of movies they haven’t yet touched upon: fantasy. While the Thor pictures came close with their hybrid of Norse mythology and science-fiction, the Black Knight will embrace it completely, fully delving into sword and sorcery, especially rooted in British fantasy. The U.K. connection will expand, too, as the Black Knight will cross over into other English-set MCU properties like the X-Men spin-off Excalibur and Captain Britain.
Who could play Captain Britain?
All we need to know now is who they will cast as Captain Britain. Full disclosure, I’ve always wanted to play Captain Britain ever since I was a little kid. I used to daydream about being unveiled as Captain Britain at some big Marvel presentation. However, if it can’t be me, then I would love to see someone like Henry Cavill play the role. But, he’s probably all tied up with Superman, The Witcher and possibly even playing James Bond in the future!
What do you make of this scoop? Are you looking forward to seeing Captain Britain turn up in a The Black Knight trilogy in the MCU? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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