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Comic Vine Wants Zachary Quinto As 'Sub-Mariner'

He just doesn't know it yet


 See the  resemblance?
You know those moments where you are reading a ' Sub-Mariner' comic and you suddenly feel enlightened? Okay maybe these sorts of things only happen to me due to my overwhelming " Namor fixation." Yes, I am purposely exaggerating. Anyway, I realized this morning just how much Heroes actor Zachary Quinto looks like Namor! This led me to the conclusion that he may be the perfect guy to don those scaley speedos! That's right, I have decided to actively push Universal Studios; who as of August of last year owned the character rights; to make Quinto the 'Sub-Mariner' in their film adaptation! That is, if they ever get around to making the movie.  

The last time we heard anything about 'The Sub-Mariner' film adaptation was back in August of last year, which was also the last time the film's proposed director, Jonathan Mostow, discussed the film. According to IMDB, the film had been slated for release in 2010. This year. What happened?
 
 
 

Well 'Sub-Mariner' like all things Marvel, in a  under a shroud of secrecy it's a project I have been developing, but we will have to see what happens. A question mark hangs over it right now. 


Apparently, a 'Sub-Mariner' film has been "in development" since 2004. At least that is the earliest report of there being a film project. In that interview, Marvel Studios film executive Kevin Feige revealed that Namor had been set up at Universal Studios and that the script had been penned by David Self (Road To Perdition).

"Namor, that's a big one...We just got a new draft of the script in. The script is so spectacular and there are so many great things in it, we just wanted to have a conceptual artist come in and start doing some early renders...Then when we get a director on board, he'll come in and steer the project." 

What's the hold up? At this point, I would rather see 'The Sub-Mariner's' movie rights return to Marvel and let them bring it to the big screen. Perhaps then, my dreams will come true. What do you guys think? And what characters do you want to see adapted onto the big screen?
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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I love Zachary Quinto he can play anything and I would be happy!!!!
Posted by AngelFrost

I think he looks great as Namor.  (:  but he's a little bit too hairy.  xD I know he can shave his chest and arms and stuff ... but I like his body hair. :( it's hot.
Posted by Bandito

That is, actually, an inspired casting choice.  On the other hand, while Namor is one of my favorite Marvel characters, I think I would rather see him introduced in a Fantastic Four movie--a real Fantastic Four movie--than chance his own solo film first.  For all the talk, I don't see this movie happening soon.

Posted by NightFang
@haydenclaireheroes said:
"I love Zachary Quinto he can play anything and I would be happy!!!! "
             I would Love to see him play the Black Hand.
Posted by bingbangboom

I never thought about him, but seems a pretty good fit. He would need to buff up some though. I always thought Joaquin Phoenix could do a good job. I think that Fox really missed the ball with the Fantastic Four franchise because these characters could have been introduced there and then had a full feature, similar to Silver Surfer. They are doing a reboot but wished the rights were back at Marvel.

Posted by biggkeem89

Quinto would be great for playing Namor. He's got the look, and the air of arrogance. I'm down to see it
Posted by the guv'nor

i actually was thinking of him to be namor as welll

Posted by Agent Buttons
Go Quinto!
Posted by the guv'nor

also if they ever do the black panther movie ,they should use chiwetel eijofor as t'challa and if they ever do iron fist movie then i tihnk it should be luke goss in the lead role

Posted by Gothic Storm

I still say that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson should play Namor! The only way I don't see him playing the part is if they go with starting the story with him as a teenager or young adult. There are few established actors out there who could pull off the part. I know there's a rumor about Dwayne playing Black Adam, but he could still play both parts... Just ask Ryan Reynolds.

Edited by mrrpm01
skyler from heroes!!!!
LOL as soon as I saw the title I said to myself  "THIS CAN ONLY BE WRITTEN BY BABS" and it was!!!  Well if that is indeed the case if anyone can break the story it's you.
Posted by Red L.A.M.P.
@mrrpm01 said:
" LOL as soon as I saw the title I said to myself  "THIS CAN ONLY BE WRITTEN BY BABS" and it was!!!  Well if that is indeed the case if anyone can break the story it's you. "
She was jumping up and down when she was writing this. :)
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Posted by reaper2923

Like Namor has any chance of hurting Hulk

Posted by the guv'nor

also with the apparent reboot of ghost rider coming up,lets hope its not nick cage ,ithink charlie hunnam would be a good fit for johnny blaze,we know he can ride a bike ffrom sons of anarchy and he looks much more like johnny blaze

Posted by AirDave817

Let Universal's rights lapse, let Namor, the Sub-Mariner revert to Marvel/Disney and let them give their heritage character the movie treatment he is due. As much as I'd love to see him in a Fantastic Four movie, I'd like to see him in on the screen. In his own movie, in an Invaders movie. Maybe appearing in an FF movie would be a great launch. I'm not convinced Universal is the place for him.   

Posted by No_Name_
@AirDave817 said:
" Let Universal's rights lapse, let Namor, the Sub-Mariner revert to Marvel/Disney and let them give their heritage character the movie treatment he is due. As much as I'd love to see him in a Fantastic Four movie, I'd like to see him in on the screen. In his own movie, in an Invaders movie. Maybe appearing in an FF movie would be a great launch. I'm not convinced Universal is the place for him.    "
Co-Signed. 
 
Just don't put him in an FF movie. Please.
Posted by Riezner

That'd be pretty damn cool to see Quinto in this role. I think he'd nail it.

Edited by Jake Malcom
@Babs said:

" @AngelFrost said:

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I think he looks great as Namor.  (:  but he's a little bit too hairy.  xD I know he can shave his chest and arms and stuff ... but I like his body hair. :( it's hot. "

Waxing....god reading that word just sends shivers down my back OOOOOOW!!
Posted by Meteorite

This is what pisses me off about comic movies: They spend years and years working out who will write it, produce it, direct it, etc., and after three or four years of this they have to rush making the movie because the fans are getting impatient.
 
(And for the record, I also want a Namor movie!)

Posted by Decept-O

I always thought Spock had similar appearances to Namor.    
Good idea Babs.
Zachary Quinto has already played Spock,  he's also played a super powered villain on Heroes, so it only stands to reason he should play Namor!   
 
*sheesh*  6 Degrees of Zachary Quinto.  Why not?
 
As usual AirDave817 makes some great points!  
Posted by Gank

Subby going to be a challenge to translate to the big screen. But if or when it happens - Quinto would be a perfect choice to play him - providing of course he's not tired of playing super-powered characters.

Posted by Bio Guyver

I think Quinto would make a good choice. He pretty much looks like Namor when he played Spock, so all he needs is to have his hair changed.

Edited by grimreaper1980

i remember bringing that up, although i doubt he will wear the speedos, maybe the later blue outfit

Posted by JackAs

no..no no no no no no no! 

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy
@JackAs said:
" no..no no no no no no no!  "
yeah he is kind of ugly..... i would see namor as a more....muscular pretty boy.  yet still having a badass look.
Posted by Moomin123

Quinto shouldn't be Namor! Quinto should be Black Hand in the Green Lantern film (or possible sequel). 
 

Zach for Black Hand!!!! (Except he won't be killing himself).
Posted by JackAs
@BiteMe-Fanboy said:
" @JackAs said:
" no..no no no no no no no!  "
yeah he is kind of ugly..... i would see namor as a more....muscular pretty boy.  yet still having a badass look. "
Your simplistic view on him was a little redundant. But that's not my reason (i'm a guy yo! xD ) He's a good actor, it's just that he doesn't have "the look" of Namor. He just doesn't.
Posted by MrCipher
@Decept-O:
Spock was the image I had too when I read this article. Very close in looks.
Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy
@JackAs said:

" @BiteMe-Fanboy said:

" @JackAs said:
" no..no no no no no no no!  "
yeah he is kind of ugly..... i would see namor as a more....muscular pretty boy.  yet still having a badass look. "
Your simplistic view on him was a little redundant. But that's not my reason (i'm a guy yo! xD ) He's a good actor, it's just that he doesn't have "the look" of Namor. He just doesn't. "
Never said he wasnt a good actor. Just doesn't look to fit the role for me.. for looks mainly.. im pretty picky at castings. no reason to hate on my opinion =P.
Edited by JackAs

lol since when was Namor a pretty boy"? He's looks far too manly imo
 

 
 
 
 
Yep...looks far too manly then the pretty boy part. We need some guy from 300. I'm sure there is at least "one" manly looking guy in all the 300 guys that fits Namor's description. And is it me or does this dude look latino?
Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Pretty boy. To me.Not the wimpy baby-faced pretty boy. More of the badass pretty boy. He's not ugly. Nor does he have a rough manly look.

Posted by comicbufftoughstuff

I think the same reason this movie hasn't happened is the same reason an Aquaman movie hasn't happened, its hard to translate aquatic heroes to the big screen, since a lot of the the time they are underwater, which would probably take a whole bunch of special effects and a lot of cash...these characters would do better off appearing first in another movie, Namor in  FF or something, and Aquaman, in a Justice League thing (God willing)...before either of them took on a solo film. To me it just seems too high for hopes, you'd  be lucky to see this sub-mariner ever come to fruitition, and it would take a miracle to see an Aquaman movie.

Posted by CellphoneGirl

That first pic in your post is funny :P

Posted by Night Thrasher

I always thought of Namor as "darker" like that guy that plays jason on "the game" 
 

Posted by sora_thekey

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Posted by Bruce Vain
@Babs: 

He could pull it off since he played the Vulcan - Spock ; who looks similar to Namor. But he would seriously have to hit the gym hard. I'm talking about a strict protein diet,lot's of cardio and just pack on the muscles with bodybuilding & powerlifting excerises. Plus, he would have to wax or shave all that hair. lol. If he can do all that it could happen. 
 
Before Bale played Batman. Back when he was in American Psycho & Shaft . I thought he could've pulled of Namor as well. Lol You would have the best of both worlds. Him playing Batman AND Namor.    
Edited by FoxxFireArt

Seems like a good enough excuse to bring this up.

 Dat Ass!
Though knowing the previous Marvel movies. They would probably just end up making Namor the cousin or half brother-in-law of Mary Jane. Seeing how they made Emma Frost the sister of Silver Fox.
 
It's funny, but when you look at this panel without dialog. You are kind of free to make up your own. It can get pretty weird.
Edited by Satyrquaze
@Babs:
 
This just adds to the rumors that Namor and Spock were separated at birth.
 
And also Babs, this sounds remarkably like you have a Zach Quinto crush, I just want to warn you now, that in the Star Trek special features he comes off as a bit metro... 
 
I just want to save you from being deeply heartbroken.
Posted by Justize

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO...the last thing I want to see is this guy in a speedo.

Posted by StrangerXL

Quinto works as Spock but I don't know about Namor. Namor needs to be some what on the intimidating side and not in a "Sylar" type way. Just me on this but Dominic Purcell is who I'd go with for Namor. 
 
 
 
Posted by Odyssey_Dawn

I always thought that model from Zoolander looked just like Namor.

 Duh, Earth to Babs
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Posted by JackAs
@StrangerXL said:
"
Quinto works as Spock but I don't know about Namor. Namor needs to be some what on the intimidating side and not in a "Sylar" type way. Just me on this but Dominic Purcell is who I'd go with for Namor. 
 
  "
Much better choice.
Posted by Ebony Sparrow

Gross....

Posted by Odyssey_Dawn
@Ebony Sparrow said:

" Gross.... "


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Posted by Bruce Vain
@Gambler said:
"I always thought that model from Zoolander looked just like Namor.
Duh, Earth to Babs
"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LMAO - He looks more like Northstar to me.
Posted by panda21595

HUGO WEAVING!!! I mean  its obvious. I'm sure there's another role for Zach.

Posted by Gothic Storm

An Invaders movie would be interesting... It would give Marvel an excuse to use the Human Torch special effects again. Heck, why not give Namor a small cameo in the upcoming Captain America movie. Even if it's just in the opening cred sequence like in Wolverine... it would be something to satisfy us fans. Just don't put Toro and Bucky in it pleeeeeeeease!!!

Posted by Archetype

i said it before on the podcast page after you guys discussed it a little:
 
@Archetype said:

"For Namor I think Luke Goss is a good choice while not being the bast actor I think he could pull off Namor's swag and toughness and he already played a prince which is only a hop skip and jump away from being king..."

 
Give him some hair some ears and some make up and you have Namor.
Edited by Gothic Storm

Yeah, having a small cameo by the Invaders in the upcoming Captain America movie would give Cap a reason to help form (or join) the Avengers when he gets thawed out! It would also give fans a glimpse at Namor, spawning his return to greatness in the Marvel universe. Thus the circle is complete. (oooh that sounded a bit cheesy)

The Marvels Project #1
Posted by Son_of_Magnus

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