Little is known about the fourth phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, especially in the wake of production on the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” being put on indefinite hold. Once both reshoots on the fourth “Avengers” and main filming on “Spider-Man: Far from Home” wraps later this year, Marvel Studios will have to move forward with something fast to start populating its 2020 and 2021 slate.
One possibility has popped up in a report on AICN which says “The Man from UNCLE” and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ” director Guy Ritchie is being eyed to take on a film adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero “Captain Britain”. The site says studio space has been booked at Pinewood Studios in November and December to hold auditions for a project referred to as “Captain Britain and The Black Knight”.
Ritchie is said to be the director booked in for those dates, with Marvel reportedly looking to fill the space left by the likely to be delayed next James Bond film. The report is pure rumor for now, and hasn’t been confirmed. Bond is still trying to retain those dates while Ritchie’s schedule is booked solid with post-production on Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” along with plans to shoot a third film in the Robert Downey Jr.-led “Sherlock Holmes” film series.