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PostSubject: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:33 am

I'm putting this under rumors and unofficial stuff, until it's confirmed.

Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?

Gerard Butler is being lined up to play Captain Britain in a movie version of the cult comic book character.

It will be yet another movie inspired by Marvel’s tales and would see Gerard in an all-British blockbuster.

The role would make the Scottish hunk — who can currently be seen starring opposite Katherine Heigl in chick flick The Ugly Truth — as the UK’s answer to Captain America.

“This would be a different angle on the usual superhero movies and not just because it is set outside of the US,” dished a Hollywood insider. “It will be darker and grittier than movies like Spider-Man and Iron Man — kind of like Marvel’s answer to The Dark Knight.

“There are few British actors who could take the title role but Gerard is the clear favorite. He’s perfect for it.”
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:20 pm

As a non-comic person, I had no idea who this character is so I did a little research.

Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), briefly known as Britannic, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, he first appeared in Captain Britain Weekly, #1 (October 13, 1976). The character has been used in stories through the years by many people, most notably Chris Claremont, Alan Davis, and Alan Moore.

The character was originally meant to be the British equivalent of Captain America. Endowed with extraordinary powers by the legendary magician Merlyn and his daughter Roma, Captain Britain was assigned to uphold the laws of Britain.

Born and raised in the small town of Maldon, Essex and educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh, Brian was a shy and studious youth, living a relatively quiet life and spending a lot of time with his parents and siblings (older brother Jamie and fraternal twin Elizabeth). The family were an aristocratic one who were no longer rich enough to fraternise with their former academic peers, leaving Brian (too proud to fraternise with lower classes) a lonely child who immersed himself in the study of Physics.

After the death of his parents (Sir James and Lady Elizabeth) in what seemed to be a laboratory accident, Brian takes a fellowship at Darkmoor nuclear research centre. When the facility is attacked by the technological criminal Joshua Stragg (alias "The Reaver"), Brian tries to find help by escaping on his motorcycle. Although he crashes his bike in a nearly fatal accident, Merlyn and his daughter the Omniversal Guardian Roma appear to the badly injured Brian. They give him the chance to be the superhero Captain Britain. He is offered a choice: the Amulet of Right or the Sword of Might. Considering himself to be no warrior and unsuited for the challenge, he rejects the Sword and chooses the Amulet. This choice transforms Brian Braddock into Captain Britain.

It is later revealed that Braddock is only one member of a much larger, inter-dimensional corps of mystical protectors. Every Earth in Marvel Comics' Multiverse has its own Captain Britain who is expected to defend that version of Britain and uphold its local laws. They are collectively called the Captain Britain Corps. Captain Britain protects "Earth-616" of the Marvel Universe.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Britain

So ...... tight suit, mask and body change coming up ..... possibly.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:25 pm

I'm not sure what to think about this.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:36 pm

And Scottish burrrrr instead of English accent...

what to think, what to think...
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:18 pm

Well, maybe that means Mr. B. will be at a future Comic Con! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:29 pm

I meant to post this earlier, but according to GB.net, they contacted "the powers that be" (whoever they are) and were told it wasn't true.

So I guess we'll have to wait a little bit to see Gerry in tights. Oh heck, he might as well....he has already done the mask and cape. And if he's of the kinky sort, probably the tights as well (wait, I was talking about my fantasy, wasn't I.....nevermind).
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:07 pm

What about this....

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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler to be Captain Britain?   Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:27 pm

Well, I stand corrected. I suppose those could classify as tights. Laughing
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