Will Namor be Featured in 'Iron Man 3'?

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Posted by inferiorego (28309 posts) - - Show Bio

Another internet rumor has caught people's attention, but after a bit of research, this seems a tad more plausable than one might think. ComicBookMovie recently reported that Iron Man 3 (2013 according to imdb) chose Wilmington, North Carolina, a coastal town, to film the latest installment of the franchise. EUE/Screen Gems Studios are also in this town, and inside said studios is a giant water tank.

That's right, a giant, special effects water tank is located within the studio that Iron Man 3 will be filming at. Lots of movies have a giant special effects water tank, like Titanic or Captain America: The First Avenger. That's where the rumor ends. At this point, most people are probably thinking, "that's it? Seriously?"

However, taking a look at Iron Man 2 leads many people to believe this is a possibility because of the amount of Easter eggs in earlier films. In Iron Man 2, the title Oracle is on a few items, including the giant dome at the Stark Expo. In the comics, Oracle is a company headed by Namor. In the beginning of Iron Man 2, when Whiplash is working on his whip-tech, there is a newspaper on the board in front of him that reads: "Atlantis."

The third piece of evidence is probably the coolest. ComicBookMovie noticed this one as well. In Iron Man 2, there is a scene with Nick Fury in front of a screen with a bunch of targets on it. To the left is the still, and to the right is a map from Marvel. While Atlantis is a bit more North, the target is pretty close to Namor's Solitary Place. Unless they really mean it's the lair of the Faceless Ones, an old Namor villain. Could they be one of the villains from Iron Man 3? Probably not, that's a HUGE stretch.

Either way, this could be something Atlantis related. Yes, this is a bit off, but viewers saw numerous Captain America references in the Iron Man films before Captain America was a movie. Maybe these are actual hints and not fanboys on the net freaking out. Aside from this, it does seem like the Iron Man franchise is leading up to the Demon in a Bottle story arc, and Namor is a part of that story line to an extent. Namor has ties to Captain America and Iron Man, and although he's a mutant, he fits in better with the world of Avengers. Heck, maybe he'll even be in the upcoming Avengers film?

What do you guys think? Is the Easter eggs and water tank a GIANT leap in fanboy logic, or do you see this as true evidence that Namor will be featured in the 2013 Iron Man 3 film?

#1 Posted by darkrider (463 posts) - - Show Bio

just a rumor

#2 Posted by KidSupreme (826 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkrider: It is not a rumour, its true... they casted ME to play as Namor in IronMan 3. So what I am fat and bald and have hair covering most of my body. They told me they are gonna CGI my entire face and body ... it will work yup! :D LoL

#3 Posted by Bestostero (5590 posts) - - Show Bio

that would be awesome if Namor was included :)

#4 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (534 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't it make more sense if Namor was in Captain America, instead? I mean...they did fight alongside each other in WW2, despite ignoring the Invaders stuff all together. Still, I think Namor would make more sense in Captain America 2 than it would in Iron Man 3.

#5 Posted by Baddamdog (2212 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is true, than I am very excited

#6 Posted by Doombert (518 posts) - - Show Bio

Somewhere Babs is silently praying this is true.

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35133 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh god I hope not. I love Namor and I'm pretty sure they wont do him right.

#8 Posted by Lvenger (21239 posts) - - Show Bio

It might be a rumour and probably won't amount to any appearance from Namor but it would be cool if this were true.

#9 Posted by Inverno (13292 posts) - - Show Bio

bullcrap

#10 Posted by Zjd106 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

Zero chance

#11 Edited by Decept-O (7294 posts) - - Show Bio

First, awesome little tidbits of the hints in the Iron Man movies, I never saw them. Now I will have to actually get the movies and check them out.

Here's the deal though. I could have sworn G-Man himself said something about Namor not being available for a movie due to being tied up with a studio, like Spidey is with Sony. Am I wrong? I thought I heard him mention that in a Podcast quite some time ago. He and Sara Lima discussed it as well because they were talking about whom to cast for Namor should a movie ever get produced with the character.

IF Namor is "free" though to be included in an Avengers or Iron Man movie, I say heck yeah, man that would be totally great.

Alas, all this is rumor and speculations but as always fun to talk about. Until we get our hopes dashed when the details get revealed.

#12 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7561 posts) - - Show Bio

I love seeing cameos. So, I hope so

#13 Posted by inferiorego (28309 posts) - - Show Bio

My money is on the Faceless Ones as the main villain... anyone?

anyone?

where did everyone go?

#14 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor is on my top 10 characters that should never appear in the Marvel Movieverse list.

#15 Posted by TypingKira (3345 posts) - - Show Bio

OH MY GOD.

Please don't be just a rumor, PLEASE don't be just a rumor, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't be just a rumor ; ;

#16 Posted by mattydeNero (526 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor would piece well with FF rather than Iron Man IMO.

#17 Posted by inferiorego (28309 posts) - - Show Bio

Spoiler! Look who was casted as Namor...

Me!

#18 Posted by mksystem74 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

First name that pops in to my head to be cast for the role is Zachary Quinto.

#19 Posted by The Average Bear (2077 posts) - - Show Bio

@mksystem74 said:

First name that pops in to my head to be cast for the role is Zachary Quinto.

Same, though I wonder if producers would fear new fans confusing him with Spock. We all know how naive people can be...

#20 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

I have little chance of that, maybe a mention, naaaahhhhhh...... Zachary Qunito would be a great choice for playing him.

#21 Posted by Red Rum (357 posts) - - Show Bio

Third movies in trilogies don't usually do good, so this rumor being true will be the first nail in the metaphorical coffin (especially if the Atlanteans have bird wings on their feet.) If they want to include underwater scenes and introduce Iron Man's hydro armor, a better character would be Stingray as a villain.

Be careful, though, since modern comic book films with 3 or more major villains tend to suck as well, like Spider-Man 3, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Daredevil.

#22 Posted by SpidermanWins (3963 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor? In Iron Man 3 not X-Men? Hmm... Alright then Marvel. But wait... he could be the first for the second roster in the Avengers 2. If he is going to be in it then that must be the case. They are introducing him...

#23 Posted by The Poet (8170 posts) - - Show Bio

that would be cool. the movie needs new blood of some kind and Namor would be a nice character choice (though admitably all I know about him comes from his CV page I read a while back...)

@inferiorego said:

Spoiler! Look who was casted as Namor...

Me!

that would be amazing...

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#24 Posted by madrid_san (1803 posts) - - Show Bio

Fits better with the Avengers than X-Men? Keep your personal opinions to yourself. We wants facts not opinions. I'd rather see Namor in an upcoming X-Men movie. Perhaps starting as a member of Magneto's brotherhood then becomes an X-Men ally or member even!

#25 Posted by davidcraig123 (9 posts) - - Show Bio

It's probably not true, but I would love it if it was!! It would be pretty darn awesome - and Namor could be in Avnegers 2 as well! Make it happen, Marvel!

#26 Posted by VioletPhoenix (306 posts) - - Show Bio

noooope Jason Behr would be a PERFECT Namor

#27 Posted by cobra88king8 (339 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably not, wouldn't he be under the FF banner? I mean if the entire Skrull species is I can't imagine FOX letting Namor slip by. Think of the tie in films!!!

#28 Edited by LaserLambert (636 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda find it strange that he would be in Iron Man of all the movies, but it would make sense as maybe a post credits thing

Samuel L Jackson: "hey im nick fury and look what we found at the bottom of the mother fucking ocean"

Namor: "I'll see you: NEXT TIME!"

#29 Posted by madrid_san (1803 posts) - - Show Bio

@mattydee007 said:

Namor would piece well with FF rather than Iron Man IMO.

@mattydee007: This is actually a very good idea. If I am not mistaken, the same studios that film FF also film X-Men. Namor can then appear in both franchises.

#30 Posted by madrid_san (1803 posts) - - Show Bio

@Red Rum said:

Third movies in trilogies don't usually do good, so this rumor being true will be the first nail in the metaphorical coffin (especially if the Atlanteans have bird wings on their feet.) If they want to include underwater scenes and introduce Iron Man's hydro armor, a better character would be Stingray as a villain.

Be careful, though, since modern comic book films with 3 or more major villains tend to suck as well, like Spider-Man 3, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Daredevil.

Namor is the only Atlantean with wings on his ankles. That is part of his mutant powers.

#31 Posted by bob agent of agency x (204 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh good, another Iron man movie without Mandarin as the villain.

Seriously through Namor's first movie appearancebe in a Fantastic 4 movie, or his own movie. A cameo menition would make more people happy then putting him in the film and risking fans saying "THEY GOT HIM WRONG! FANS SMASH!"

#32 Posted by HombreMan (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Doctor!!!!!: Hell yes!

#33 Posted by HombreMan (101 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who still waits for Wilvie and Spidey to appear in the Avengers francise?

#34 Posted by Morgaine_Levesque (2073 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

Spoiler! Look who was casted as Namor...

Me!

ROFLMAO. You're my hero,

#35 Posted by Rheged (605 posts) - - Show Bio
Fox doesn't own the rights to Namor.  He should be back at Marvel, if Feige was correct in asserting that Universal had nothing of Marvels.
 
I'd love to see Namor in a movie.  However, considering how he's been treated in more modern comics, I'm fearful of how he'd be treated in a movie. :(
 
@Mr. Kamikaze said:

Wouldn't it make more sense if Namor was in Captain America, instead? I mean...they did fight alongside each other in WW2, despite ignoring the Invaders stuff all together. Still, I think Namor would make more sense in Captain America 2 than it would in Iron Man 3.

 I got the feeling that the Cap movie covered all of his WWII experience, so it looks like the Invaders, and the connection to Namor, is going to be ignored in the movie verse.
 
@Red Rum said:

Third movies in trilogies don't usually do good, so this rumor being true will be the first nail in the metaphorical coffin (especially if the Atlanteans have bird wings on their feet.) If they want to include underwater scenes and introduce Iron Man's hydro armor, a better character would be Stingray as a villain.

Be careful, though, since modern comic book films with 3 or more major villains tend to suck as well, like Spider-Man 3, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Daredevil.

Atlanteans, or Namor for that matter, don't have bird wings on their feet.  Namor has god wings on his ankles.  Why in the world would Stingray be a better choice?  He's never been a villain, and he's practically unknown.   Namor has a long history of product testing Iron Man's armor. ;p
#36 Posted by Mercy_ (91881 posts) - - Show Bio

@madrid_san said:

Fits better with the Avengers than X-Men? Keep your personal opinions to yourself. We wants facts not opinions. I'd rather see Namor in an upcoming X-Men movie. Perhaps starting as a member of Magneto's brotherhood then becomes an X-Men ally or member even!

Namor was affiliated with Captain America and the Avengers far before he was ever affiliated with the X-Men.

The entire article is based on an internet rumor and is written by a person instead of an android. It's pretty easy to assume that there's opinion in there. I don't know about you, but I like reading articles that convey the writer's personality (something that Mat is excellent at doing, as are Alex Navarro and Tom Pinchuk) while still being informative (which this was, considering once again, it's based on a rumor).

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#37 Posted by RoninKane (79 posts) - - Show Bio

I live in Wilmington and when I heard IM3 was filming here I was split, its pretty cool to have a marvel movie filmed here and brings in money but it also means traffics is going to be fucked all summer. Stark Industries stuff has already got here.

#38 Posted by inferiorego (28309 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@madrid_san said:

Fits better with the Avengers than X-Men? Keep your personal opinions to yourself. We wants facts not opinions. I'd rather see Namor in an upcoming X-Men movie. Perhaps starting as a member of Magneto's brotherhood then becomes an X-Men ally or member even!

Namor was affiliated with Captain America and the Avengers far before he was ever affiliated with the X-Men.

The entire article is based on an internet rumor and is written by a person instead of an android. It's pretty easy to assume that there's opinion in there. I don't know about you, but I like reading articles that convey the writer's personality (something that Mat is excellent at doing, as are Alex Navarro and Tom Pinchuk) while still being informative (which this was, considering once again, it's based on a rumor).

Spoiler alert: I'm an android.

#39 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see namor in a movie, but i dont know if iron man is the best setting, FF would be better considering the relationships among the characters.

#40 Posted by Mercy_ (91881 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

@The Dark Huntress said:

@madrid_san said:

Fits better with the Avengers than X-Men? Keep your personal opinions to yourself. We wants facts not opinions. I'd rather see Namor in an upcoming X-Men movie. Perhaps starting as a member of Magneto's brotherhood then becomes an X-Men ally or member even!

Namor was affiliated with Captain America and the Avengers far before he was ever affiliated with the X-Men.

The entire article is based on an internet rumor and is written by a person instead of an android. It's pretty easy to assume that there's opinion in there. I don't know about you, but I like reading articles that convey the writer's personality (something that Mat is excellent at doing, as are Alex Navarro and Tom Pinchuk) while still being informative (which this was, considering once again, it's based on a rumor).

Spoiler alert: I'm an android.

Dammit...way to ruin my entire point D: Thanks a lot! Goes off to pout in the corner.

Do I need to fear an uprising from you and fesak?

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#41 Posted by goldenkey (2920 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe it sets up another character for the Avengers sequel

#42 Posted by BlackArmor (6138 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

bullcrap

correct...and so poetically stated

#43 Edited by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: I am sure Sara is super happy you are playing one of her heart throbs.

#44 Posted by MrFantastic (225 posts) - - Show Bio

That rumor is just to get Babs all hot and bothered...

#45 Posted by katanalauncher (934 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor wasn't in Captain America, what chance do you think he have to appear in Ironman?

#46 Posted by The Impersonator (5620 posts) - - Show Bio

@Doombert said:

Somewhere Babs is silently praying this is true.

#47 Posted by Gambit1024 (9843 posts) - - Show Bio

I made this thread yesterday. I think that if this is the closest thing we'll get to a Namor solo film, I'm totally for it. I still would've liked him to be in a Cap or Hulk movie, but I'll settle for Iron Man.

#48 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not a fan of Namor and his winged feet. So I hope he is not in it.

#49 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want this to be true. I want to see him yelling imperious rex as he punches iron man, i wanna see his winged feet, but I am not so sure I wanna see him in a speedo

#50 Posted by kamionero (312 posts) - - Show Bio

About as much as a stretch as the "OMG Olivia Munn is gonna be Wasp" BS that came before Iron Man 2.

He makes a funny cameo at best.

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