Marvel, watch out: A Captain China movie might be on the way
Captain China is actually an American comic (and you can buy it on Amazon)
You know the story, right? A super soldier that’s a symbol of his country, woken from a 50 year-long cryogenic sleep after World War II, trying to assimilate into modern culture while fighting baddies and tasked with saving the US President.
So it’s no wonder many Chinese companies are flirting with making a movie based on Captain China.
This studio said its upcoming movie is based on the comics. But Excel Comics told us that they have no affiliation with it.
“Every year some Chinese company is trying to make a movie about Captain China,” said Mountain Le, Asia manager of Excel Comics. “About two years ago, there was a splash about a company trying to make a Captain China movie. But not long after, the studio removed all the information about the project.”
He added, “Some small Chinese entertainment companies are just looking to generate buzz.”
We also have our doubts about this film, the second attempt to make a Captain China movie. And one of the reasons is the teaser poster, which… well, take a look.
On the left is the poster for Captain China. On the right? Art from 2012’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
The funny thing is that this second attempt at a Captain China movie is also the second time it's been promoted with art taken from somewhere else.
The teaser poster from the first company trying to make a Captain China movie was also blatantly copied -- from a digital painting by the Slovak artist Rado Javor.