Being a fellow Canadian this just tickles my sides with delight just to bring this story to readers in America. Every super hero movie released in the last 5 years has been about an America with super powers, sure there’s Wolverine Origins, but that doesn’t count based on the fact that it sucked. Every hero on screen has been holding his green card since birth and it’s about time to take the super hero up north. Heroes have come from nearly every single state, but have you heard of a hero coming from Nova Scotia? Alberta? I don’t think so. Canada has it’s own super heroes too and it’s about time that the hero representing the nation of the beaver, hockey, and uncensored boobs gets his time on the silver screen.
Who is this red and white wonder?
This is going to sound very stereotypical but Captain Canuck, created back in 1975, has a huge cult following in both Canada and America. Created by writer Ron Leishman and artist/co-writer Richard Comely Captain Canuck has been described as a union between Captain America and Flash Gordon. Captain Canuck patrols Canada in the futuristic world of 1993, where “Canada had become the most powerful country in the world.” Yeah, it’s a stretch but a country can dream that it’s the one riding on top can’t they. A costumed agent of CSIS (Canadian Secret Intelligence Services) not to be confused with Alpha Flight‘s Guardian, looking like long lost twins from a Dr. Phil special
Comely recently spoke with Hero Complex about the Maple loving hero making his way into Hollywood. According to Comely:
He is close to striking a deal with a Canadian production company to make a $15-million live-action version of the comic. He would not say which company he is in discussions with.
The rumored company is a Toronto based group know as Sinking Ship Productions Inc. As for what could happen to the movie we already know it won’t happen in 1993.
If the movie deal does come to fruition, Comely said Captain Canuck will surprise fans accustomed to the fiery violence and high-tech gizmos that define the American masked-men movies. “I wanted him to be as real as possible,” Comely said in a phone interview from Ontario. “He’s polite, by the way. Just a little bit gentler.”
Of course Captain Canuck is polite, he’s a god damn Canadian, the only difference is when he punches you in the face he’ll pick up back up and say “sorry” only to punch you again. He may be our hero but that doesn’t mean he’s a heartless. Yet what iteration of Captain Canuck will audiences actually see? There have been 3 Canucks since his inception in 75, so just who could be slipping into the red and white spandex?
Comely said it’s unclear which Captain Canuck would appear in the movie.
Awesome, a small budget Canadian super hero hopefully hitting viewers everywhere soon. He’ll be able to finally break all those bad sterotypes that the world is always talking aboot, eh?
Via: Comic Book Movie