Captain Canuck Is Moving On Up!
Great news, Canada! Smiley Guy Studios is currently producing a five-episode Captain Canuck web animation series -- but that's not all. Canada's favourite superhero will soon be gracing the big screen as well.
Minds Eye Entertainment purchased the rights to Captain Canuck back in 2011. Reportedly, the film is under development, though no cast members have been announced. Meanwhile, the five-part miniseries leading up to the film is well underway.
Lost Girl's Kris Holden Reid will be the voice behind the masked Canadian crusader. Also cast as part of the miniseries is Paul Amos (Warehouse 13) who will voice the part of Mr. Gold. Not familiar with Captain Canuck? Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect.
Captain Canuck was originally developed in 1975 by Richard Comely and George Freeman. During the '70s, Comely and Freeman imagined a futuristic world set in 1993 where Canada had become the "most powerful country in the world."
Patrolling that powerful and corrupt world is Captain Canuck -- a masked member of the 'Canadian International Security Organization.' Captain Canuck's arch enemy is Mr.Gold, the leader of a biker gang based in British Columbia called the "Unholy Avengers."
Captain Canuck dons a skin-tight red and white costume and has a mask that proudly displays a maple leaf. The miniseries has been adapted by Kalman Androsofsky (Toronto graphic artist) who is brining Captain Canuck into the current age.
There's no word yet on who will play the part of the Canadian superhero in the upcoming film, or when that film will be released.
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- YouDunno Jack