Looks like Orlando Bloom wants to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview with the BBC 2, Bloom gave some thoughts on who he wouldn’t mind playing if he had the choice. He said:
“All the Marvel movies are just phenomenal
“You know, I really think it’s about timing, I’ve not [been asked] but I’ve met [with people] over there, but it’s sort of one of those things where I took a lot of time out to raise my son, and after being in a big franchise [Pirates Of The Caribbean] it was more about wanting to be there for him.
“I figured when he turns around to me when he’s 10 and he’s like, ‘Where were you?’ [I didn’t want that to happen].’
“I do read [Marvel comics] a little bit. Who’s the British one? Captain Britain! There you go.”
Bloom added: “Terrible costume though, and also you’ve got Captain America so what you going to do? Captain Britain vs. Captain America?’
What I find interesting is that this isn’t the first time that Captain Britain was brought up, Simon Pegg actually threw his name in the hat during an interview with Joblo.com:
“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, but I fear I would probably be slightly too old now, but if they do… If a Captain Britain movie comes about, they’re gonna need a British cast, so I’ll be waiting.”