If you’re living in the United States, you may have never heard of Canada‘s flagship superhero, Captain Canuck. Well, if certain parties pledging allegiance to our northerly neighbors are to be believed, that might be about to change. The creator of the independently-published comic recently told the LA Times that he’s in (very polite) talks with a Canadian production company to film a $15 million movie adaptation of the character. In case you’re wondering, the movie would be about a future in which “Canada has become the most powerful country in the world, and their fair land is protected by the red and white spandex of Captain Canuck.” The comic, which debuted in 1975, was set in the year 1993, but it’s safe to assume they’d pick a year that’s actually in the future now. Put your money down on 2025 — that’s a good-sounding year.
It’s been pointed out that getting news about big-screen adaptations from the creators of the comic is notoriously unreliable, so we’ll just have to wait and see if this is really happening. I think having a Canadian counterpart to Captain America is a cool idea, but “Captain Canuck” is kind of a lame name. He sounds like a hockey mascot. (Film School Rejects)