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Old 08-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #301
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Well what are Universal going to do with Namor? They gave up the rights to Hulk years ago, who is a far more known and popular character. They can't possibly be trying to get their own Namor movie of the ground. Marvel should get him back.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #302
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Funny how this comes out after Legendary makes a deal with Universal

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #303
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So how is this possible with the "studios must make movies of the characters every few years otherwise they revert to Marvel" theory?

Seems to me that theory is now bogus and studios don't have to make the movies to keep the franchises.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #304
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They didn't do copy and paste for all their contracts. Contracts had different time frames, and perhaps the ones from Universal didn't have time frames per se, or had less stringent 'we're working on it' specifications.

Whatever happens, I hope they don't call it "Namor the Submariner" because everyone's going to be pronouncing it 'submarine-er' and that's hilariously annoying.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #305
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I thought it was pronounced Sub-mare-ih-ner. Like the Seattle Mariners. Is that not correct?

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #306
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I'm really wondering how bad negotiations for The Incredible Hulk distribution rights broke down. It seems to me that Marvel & Universal are not on the friendliest of terms these days.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #307
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I figure at this point, there's no hints at all of Namor being a WWII hero. They might as well go with the Ultimate version, where he's a long-buried criminal, accidentally released, then he becomes an anti-hero. Maybe Avengers 3.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #308
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they can't use him...he's at Universal

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:52 PM   #309
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Hmmm I don't see Universal making a Namor movie anytime soon. Maybe in 5 years, the rights will go back to Marvel.

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #310
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I thought it was pronounced Sub-mare-ih-ner. Like the Seattle Mariners. Is that not correct?
Yeah, that's why hearing 'submarine-er' would be annoying to me. Well, funny, but also a little annoying.

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:21 AM   #311
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It was written that Universal wanted to make a Narmor movie 4 years ago. They had a director and a script, but were unsure of the success of such a costly movie.

http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/08/23...ted-to-marvel/

So they must have bought the right one or two years before. (so they must have the right since 5 ou more certainly 6 years)

If the contract is like those of Daredevil or Ghost Rider (a 7 years one), I wouldn't be surprised if Narmor returns to Marvel in the next two years...

Good job from Kevin Feige. He put a good pressure on Universal, to make the movie quickly or abandon the right.

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:55 AM   #312
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How in the living **** do Universal still have the rights to Namor!?

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I wonder if this explains why Marvel doesn't have the video game rights for Namor, either. I remember hearing that they couldn't use Namor in MVC3 or in Avengers Alliance, which seemed ridiculous at the time but now makes a little bit more sense.

Still bummed.

EDIT: here is the quote I read. It is from Tom Brevoort and was posted on formspring:

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #314
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It's crazy how many Marvel characters are whored out to all different kinds of places right now. Imagine if they had everything under house. DC/WB would be looking even more stupid.

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Honestly, how crazy things are at Marvel & how they still made it work out makes DC look even stupider than if Marvel was all under one roof.

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I was hoping Namor would pop up in the MCU,Oh well.I guess Namor is all alone at Universal.

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I just found out and man if Universal isn't going to be doing anything with Namor they need to send him back.

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It's crazy how many Marvel characters are whored out to all different kinds of places right now. Imagine if they had everything under house. DC/WB would be looking even more stupid.
"Whored"

Without them selling the characters Marvel would've gone bankrupt.

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Congratulations on stating the obvious.

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Old 08-26-2013, 06:25 AM   #320
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I dont understand why Universal would buy the rights to such a lesser known Marvel character like Namor?

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #321
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I would deem this a non-issue. We have already seen examples of studios loaning out rights if need be. Universal would certainly be willing to loan out rights of Namor to Fox or Disney in exchange for a hefty fee. Obviously Feige is cheap as hell so don't expect Namor in the MCU anytime soon, but Fox already acquired Kingpin from Sony in the past, unless Avi Arad was just fabricated the whole loaning Kingpin to Fox story. In this case, as long as Fox or Disney are willing to put up some money, Namor will be featured. Under no circumstances will he get a standalone movie, the exception being if Aquaman gets greenlit and is a big hit, maybe Universal would try to replicate that, or perhaps try to beat Warners to the punch.

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How in the living **** do Universal still have the rights to Namor!?
I agree. marvel/Disney should play hardball with this one. They've had the option for however many years now. Fast & Furious is their main breadwinner franchise now.

What Marvel could do is to re-negotiate the deal where Universal gets the distribution rights for a set number of years for a Sub-Mariner feature. If Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson are being targeted for Namor, he's better off as a part of the MCU than just in his own "Namor-verse" or whatever you want to call it.

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Why would Marvel do anything? Universal has no intention of launching this character. Could you imagine even WB launching an Aquaman movie? How is Universal, a much smaller studio, going to give a budget to justify this thing? If Marvel wants to use him, they will acquire him. But they will probably just use other characters in the meantime.

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I dont understand why Universal would buy the rights to such a lesser known Marvel character like Namor?
The same reason why New Line bought the Blade rights. These characters all have the potential to be successful franchises.

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Supposedly Universal has the rights.
Why isnt there a limit on the time that a studio can keep the rights to a character without doing something with it????


If Universal isn't gonna make so much as a TV show with Namor, it needs to revert back to Marvel, automatically.


This is ridiculous....to hold him forever??

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