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Sounds Like The Sub-Mariner Movie Could Still Happen Someday
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
If it happens, he won't get to play with the other movie characters.
There's been talk of a Sub-Mariner movie for some time now. I remember for a while, David Boreanaz was being considered for the role (I'm not sure how that would've been). Frosty over at Collider talked to director Jonathan Mostow about the project.
Apparently, the rights to the Namor character is currently owned by Universal. Mostow stated that Universal has continued renewing the rights so they have the option of making the movie. This would place Namor under in the same situation as the X-Men at Fox or Spider-Man at Sony. They're not allowed to play with the other heroes unless some fancy legal dancing can be done. On the other hand, Universal did release Hulk and he has been rumored to appear in the Avengers movie and we did see Tony Stark appear in the Hulk movie. So it could be possible. The movie is said to be in "active development" but is being held up by the lack of the right script.
Besides that, the real question is, should a Sub-Mariner movie be made? While I respect Namor and his history, I have to wonder how a movie based on him would be. Would the majority of it be spent underwater? Who would he fight against? Would the average movie-goer be interested in watching?