Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Captain Canuck is already making his way toward the big screen, but he isn’t stopping there: The Canadian superhero will also star in a five-part animated web series, produced by by Toronto’s Smiley Guy Studios. An Indiegogo campaign will launch March 28 to help fund the project.
Introduced in 1975, Richard Comely and George Freeman’s hero was Tom Evans, a secret agent who developed super-strength after coming into contact with extraterrestrials. Revivals of the title in 1993 and 2004 featured new incarnations of the hero. For the web series, Captain Canuck Inc. turned to artist Kalman Andrasofszky (NYX: No Way Home, X-Treme X-Men) to update the character.
“This is a ground-up revamp,” Kalman said in a statement. “We’re trying to take all the best elements of the classic and also layer in new elements that speak to the way hero mythology has evolved since Canuck was created in 1975.”
Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl) will voice Captain Canuck, while Paul Amos (Warehouse 13) will play his arch-nemesis Mr. Gold.