Simon Pegg has said that he isn’t gunning for the role of Captain Britain, explaining away the rumour.
If you’re an actor of any note in the current age of Hollywood, there’s an excellent chance you have been asked which superhero you would like to play in a potential movie.
Simon Pegg has mentioned Captain Britain in the past but has explained that he isn’t really after the role and has addressed the rumour to the contrary when speaking to Screen Rant:
“I think somebody asked me recently at an interview that had nothing to do with superheroes. What superhero would I’d like to play. And I just sort of said Captain Britain, because I used to get the Hulk Weekly when I was a kid. And Captain Britain debuted in that. And he’s a British superhero. I used to read the Knights of Pendragon. And I figured that was a good answer.
“Suddenly, all these rumours popped up. Oh, Simon Pegg wants to play Captain Britain. I don’t really. But you know, I mean, I try to take every job as it comes. I don’t have any ambition really to be in anything else, other than what I’m in now. If something comes up and it looks good, of course it’ll be fun. I love watching the Marvel films. They’re always so well executed. They’ve done a fantastic job with that sort of extended universe of movies. But I’m happy to be an audience member.”
Of course, what sounds like fun to an actor isn’t something that should be considered as a real prospect by fans going forward but it’s always fun to hear popular actors’ opinions. Is there someone else you would like to see as Captain Britain?