The MCU is on course to expand quite a bit over the next few years with characters such as Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel hitting the big screen soon. Among that, we’ve also got several other smaller roles in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2. As for other new characters, we don’t know exactly where Marvel will go next since big properties such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four sit with other studios. However one that it seems they’ve gotten back recently is Namor the Sub-Mariner.
In his appearance on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer for Marvel Studios, was questioned on if we would ever see Namor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While he couldn’t confirm or deny any plans for a movie based on the character, he did seemingly confirm that the rights for the character on the big screen are back with Marvel Studios.
I can’t speak for studios…As far as I know, yeah we do. It’s not at Fox, it’s not at Sony…Yeah.
Obviously this doesn’t tell us that we’ll be seeing a movie based on the character anytime soon, but at least we know he has the potential to join the MCU at some point in the future. The rights for Namor were previously thought to be held by Universal Pictures, with Kevin Feige stating that it was “complicated”. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Shortly after finding out about that, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star Brian Tee came out to say that he’d love to play the character for Marvel, indicating that the character is a favorite of his. You can read a portion of his interview with Entertainment Tonight below.
Just saying, Marvel Studios just picked up the rights to Namor, who is the Submariner, and I would love to play the Submariner. I grew up as a comic geek and the Submariner is one of my childhood’s fondest superheroes. I feel like I can play him! If there is one role, right now, that I would love to play, it would be Namor.
Where would you like to see Namor pop up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? And would you like to see Tee tackle the role? Sound off in the comments below!