Martin Freeman to play Captain Britain in Civil War movie?

So the internet lit up last night with the news that Hobbit superstar Martin Freeman has been cast in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie,  due in 2016.

Lot’s of people including myself are hoping that in the film he will be playing the role of Captain Britain, but his part has not been revealed as of yet.

Martin freeman as Captain britain

Is there any chance of this casting, well I’m not sure. Freeman is a versatile actor who has undertaken a variety of roles all to great critical acclaim, but Captain Britain? Too me his image doesn’t fit my idea of an onscreen Cap, but my thoughts are obviously comparing him to his comic book image while a film version could differ vastly to the printed page’s Cap.

Personally I think Freeman would make a great Inspector Dai Thomas, but I can’t see him turning up in Civil War somehow!

Who do you think Freeman will play in Civil War? Could it be Captain Britain? let me know in the comments below.

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In this week’s Avengers 37, Captain America tries to blackmail Captain Britain.

So continuing our coverage of the Avengers current event, Time Runs Out, and the involvement of Captain Britain we come to this weeks Avengers issue 37 by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato.

Last week’s New Avengers – covered here – saw a different Captain Britain enter the picture, how will he fare in this weeks story?

Please be aware this article includes spoilers for this week’s Avengers 37, if you haven’t read the issue yet then do not carry on reading after the picture.

Avengers 37 Captain Britain

SHIELDS’s attempts to locate Captain Britain and the Illuminati come to naught as Hawkeye arrives to apprehend them just to late to be effective. I’m sure Hawkeye being left with egg on his face would make Captain Britain very happy due to their past history, which I covered here.

Anyway because of this Captain America plots an underhand idea when he learns of Captain Britain’s presence.

Captain Britain Avengers 37

It’s interesting to note Shield’s files make no reference to Captain Britain having only one eye so we are still in the dark about how this “accident” befell Cap. The files also seem unaware of the fate of the Captain Britain Corps.

Captain Britain and Captain America Avengers 37

Now is that reach out or threaten Captain America? Considering the desperate situation writer Hickman places SHIELD in, I’m going with threaten, and who is Captain America considering?

Captain Britain and Psylocke Avengers 37

Luckily Captain Britain’s sister seems safe for now.

So Time Runs Out continues in great form; even though Captain Britain is only in one panel the way he is used and commented on is intriguing. Also the mystery of his disfigurement is still unsolved and as conflict between SHIELD and the Illuminati draws ever closer I’m hoping for another Captain Britain and Captain America fight soon.

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Captain Britain meets the Prime Minister

Captain Britain has met many famous people in his career including the Queen so it was only a matter of time before he crossed paths with the Prime Minister, but which one ?

Well in March 1977 in a crossover with Captain America to battle the Red Skull our heroes find they must shelve their differences to rescue the Prime Minister of the time James Callaghan.

Before we get to my favourite image from the story take a look at this great page where the Red Skull kidnaps the PM in the most audacious manner only a super villain can.

Captain Britain 21 James Callaghan

Below is my favourite page from the story which is also a superb cover where Callaghan shows he has more balls than any Prime Minister then and now.

Captain Britain 23

As a closing thought I know artists often take liberties with how people look but that certainly isn’t the James Callaghan I remember.

James Callaghan

Perhaps it was a life model decoy ?