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Captain Canuck making leap to animated web series

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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.

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Canuckistani Capoeira

March 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

That’s a great redesign of the character! Here’s hoping the web series gets funded and ends up being just as good.

Kinda funny how they’ve got two stars of two shows that both air on SyFy (*shudder* Feel so dirty typing that.) voicing the leads.

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