Since 2008 the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding ever year, adding new characters to various movies and announcing new film projects leading into and following the eventual showdown with Thanos. They've certainly been making the most of the huge amount of comic characters available to them. One that is missing and doesn't seem to have been talked about is Brian Braddock - Captain Britain. That is, until now.
One reason for the delay might be because he's related to a character that Marvel and Disney cannot use in the MCU, with his fraternal twin Psylocke actually appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse. A huge part of the characters life is unavailable for Marvel when it comes to film/TV rights. Marvel do however, own the rights to Captain Britain, despite his sister being a mutant.
While promoting Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kevin Keige and Amy Pascal discussed the future of each studio's characters. Among other heroes, Feige said that discussions in connection with Captain Britain have taken place. The studio has even met with actors who have come in and requested the role.
"We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we'll have to see."
It's certainly interesting to hear that actors are already expressing a desire to play a character that isn't as hot as many other characters Marvel owns.
There were rumours last year of a Captain Britain TV series being in development. Nothing has come from that, but it does look like Captain Britain will be a part of the MCU eventually, which is great news.
Created Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, Brian Braddock debuted as Captain Britain in 1976 in Captain Britain Weekly #1. Granted mystical powers by Merlyn and his daughter Roma following a motorcycle accident, Captain Britain was initially intended as the British counterpart to Captain America.
The hero has served on various Avengers teams, with his most recent membership as a part of the covert Secret Avengers. Captain Britain is also part of the X-Men universe as a founding member of Excalibur.