A rumor started circulating on the internet today that Guy Ritchie is fast tracking a Captain Britain and Black Knight movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The rumor started at Ain’t it Cool website that received an email from who they referred to as Super Grip, stating that “Space at Pinewood has been booked for November & December 2018 to hold auditions for a Marvel project called CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND THE BLACK KNIGHT.” and “The name of the director booked in for all these dates is GUY RITCHIE.” (The full email follows).
“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.”
“Hope this is of interest like I said I haven’t heard anything about it online, but Marvel is getting in there fast.”
Captain Britain is Brian Braddock, who was featured in Marvel UK comics before coming over to the US. Captain Britain first appears in the hard to find Captain Britain Magazine #1. His first US appearance is in Marvel Team-Up #65. Black Knight is Dane Whitman who first appears in Avengers #47 before appearing for the first time as the Black Knight in Avengers #48.
(thanks to Alana for pointing out some of the keys in comments.)