Namor the Sub-Mariner

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  1. Yellow Cyclone

    Yellow Cyclone Pessimist

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    hickman's namor is absolutely perfect. so much swagger and giving no crap about what others think
     
  2. Speed Force

    Speed Force Hope, help and compassion

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    If they're already looking to cast Namor then Doctor Strange makes more sense than Black Panther 2
     
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  3. Silvermoth

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    I hope we get to see him do some ww2 stuff. Might even be some good Easter egg potential for the falcon and winter soldier series
     
  4. Silvermoth

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    I reckon that spidey news put the nail in the coffin for namor. The Sony/marvel deal was held up as an example of how to make it work and now we know it hasn’t I don’t think marvel or Disney will try again with another studio
     
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  5. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    I don't know about that. What about Hulk? He was used in team films but the distribution rights were still held by Universal. Why is Namor like Spidey and not like Hulk?
     
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  6. KRYPTON INC.

    KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    Eh... Namor's issues are more in line with Hulk and they still used Hulk.
     
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  7. Silvermoth

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    Because namor was sold before hulk at a very different time.

    Namor, like Spider-Man, was sold when marvel was nearly bankrupt just to keep the lights on. So they basically have the whole character.

    Hulk’s rights were sold during marvel’s very brief independent studios period basically with the idea that universal would organise distribution but have no control over the product (that was before Disney bought marvel). That’s why hulk can appear in a supporting role but no longer as the lead
     
  8. InCali

    InCali I got a pUpgrade!

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    Do you know that for sure or is that an assumption? I heard differently, but don't know if anyone knows for sure. Why wouldn't someone just let us know for sure what the scoop is???
     
  9. Speed Force

    Speed Force Hope, help and compassion

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    As far as I know, Namor was like Hulk in that he can be used in team up films and whatnot, but he can't be in a stand-alone without Universal distributing.

    He's not like Spider-Man or the X-Men because those required a film be in production by a certain time and he doesn't have such deal, obviously.
     
  10. InCali

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    That's as far as I know too, but, obviously, I don't know very far.
     
  11. Speed Force

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    Feige has commented on it once and all he really said was his rights were "tricky"
     
  12. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Spice Mutant

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    I would just save Namor in a Fantastic Four film and phase 5 or 6.
     
  13. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    What the hell kind of arrangement did Marvel make with this character? Namor hasn't been featured in a single movie since Marvel licensed the rights decades ago, yet they've never reverted back to them?
     
  14. Zarex

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    Mr. McKenzie's rights appear to be in a similar position to those of Banner. In order to get Hulk into the MCU before his rights with Universal lapsed, Marvel Studios granted the studio the right of first refusal to distribute future Hulk movies. So a Namor solo flick is off the table but he can appear in team up flicks.

    But another potential problem with the Sub Mariner is overall rights ownership. Though his first appearance was in Marvel Comics #1, Namor was created by Bill Everett for an unreleased publication, Motion Pictures Funnies Weekly. Some have speculated that the Everett family has an ownership claim on the character since he wasn't created under a "work for hire" agreement. Feige could be referring to this when he said this in 2018 - "I think there’s a way to probably figure it out but it does have — it’s not as a clean or clear as the majority of the other characters."

    Marvel Studios Boss Addresses Namor's Complicated Rights Status - IGN
     

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