Could Simon Pegg be a part of Marvel's Avengers? Actor reveals he is interested in playing Captain Britain
Given the current state of affairs, where the MCU is wrapping up its phase III and tying up all loose ends in terms of the plot, Pegg knows that his age could be a concern
He is already a part of multi-million dollar franchises like Star Trek and Mission Impossible. But if all goes well, English actor Simon Pegg would very much like to don the superhero cape in, none other than, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And his choice of role for his MCU debut is quite interesting as well.
If ever, the 48-year-old star gets a call from the Marvel bosses to become a part of their Avengers, Pegg reveals, he would love to play the role of Captain Britain. For the role, he has his research in place as well - if owning a Captain Britain mask as a child counts.
“I mean, Captain Britain was this Marvel superhero that I loved growing up, ’cause he was the British member of that community. I even have a Captain Britain mask when I was a kid," the actor said in a recent interview with Joblo, dishing about his upcoming slate of movies and the superhero property that he is interested in.
Pegg seems to be in tune with the shape that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been taking in the recent times. And given the current state of affairs, where the franchise is wrapping up its phase III and tying up all loose ends in terms of the plot, Pegg knows that his age could be a topic of concern.
He explained, "I fear I would probably be slightly too old now, but if they do have… If a Captain Britain movie comes about, they’re gonna need a British cast, so… I’ll be waiting.”
Indeed, Captain Britain sounds like an interesting alternative in case our very own Cap America ever decided to hand up his shield. In fact, in the comics as well, the UK edition of the character is known to have crossed paths with other major superheroes, whose origin and storyline has been established over a decade-long period.
It only makes sense that, at some point, the Marvel bosses give a serious thought to Captain Britain. And if Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's words are any indication, there's a possibility, even if its bleak, in the future.
“We have discussed it," Feige had dished during an old interview teasing the Captain Britain plot. "There are a lot of actors that come in and ask about that part, so we’ll have to see.”
Meanwhile, Avengers 4 is taking over the newsfeed, with its release slated for May 3, 2019.