It's been reported that Gerard Butler might be up for the role of Captain Britain in a movie adaption. I'll admit this is the first I'm hearing of a Captain Britain movie and I'm not sure about the source but I like the idea. According to a "Hollywood Insider,"
I don't usually think of Captain Britain being dark but you could say there have been some 'dark' times in his life. His parents were killed, his older brother is insane and Psylocke has had her share of bad luck as well. The question would be, do people want a Captain Britain movie? It would be a nice change to have a 'superhero' movie set outside the U.S. What about Gerard Butler? People liked him in 300. Would he make a good Captain Britain? I would be curious to see how closely they stick to his origin. Would they change things to make him 'darker"?
This would be a different angle on the usual superhero movies and not just because it is set outside of the US. It will be darker and grittier than movies like Spider-Man and Iron Man — kind of like Marvel’s answer to The Dark Knight.