Marvel fans have long been clamoring for Superman himself, Henry Cavill, to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given Cavill’s familiarity with the very vocal internet voices that tend to populate these spaces, it is likely he’s seen the many fanmade posters of him playing, well, everyone from Wolverine to Hercules. Yet no one ever thought to ask him who he would play in a Marvel movie: that is, until today.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Cavill had this to say:
“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.”
Brian Braddock is technically introduced in Avengers: Endgame. When Steve goes back in time and stumbles upon Peggy, who is the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. at this point, she mentions that Braddock hasn’t checked in in a while to a subordinate. Braddock, who later becomes Captain Britain after a horrific motorcycle crash, gains his powers from Merlin The Wizard (yes, King Arthur’s Merlin). Merlin offers to save Braddock’s life in exchange for him donning the Amulet of Right and becoming the aforementioned superhero. It is a story that can easily be adapted for the current MCU, especially when you factor in the introduction of variants and the multiverse and an expanded upcoming role for Captain Carter herself.
Who knows, maybe instead of Merlin being the wizard who saves him, it’s Dr. Strange. Marvel does seem keen on adding a lot of actors who’ve been in the running for the sexiest man alive.