‘Captain America: Civil War’ Co-Screenwriter Would Like To Introduce ‘Namor’ Into The MCU

NamorWith Captain America: Civil War, screenwriters Chris Markus and Steve McFeely had the task of bringing a number of new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Unvierse which included some pretty big names such as ‘Spider-Man’ & ‘Black Panther’. As the universe continues to expand, there’s definitely a few other characters that the screenwriters would like a chance to work with. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the screenwriting duo revealed who those are and McFeely has one in particular that he’d like to take a crack at.

Namor. He is kind of a jerk and has a chip on his shoulder and he is a king and lives underwater. The degree of difficulty is so high, though. ‘Cause it could be a great movie or it could be truly terrible.

Markus added that he thought it would be cool to make a Marvel Zombies film but “that would require a whole other wing or, at least, another dimension”. While I don’t see the second one ever happening, with Marvel Studios regaining the rights to the other character, wouldn’t be too surprised if eventually saw him make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, wouldn’t expect a solo film due to Universal possibly having the distribution rights. Let us know what you think about the possibility of ‘Namor’ joining the MCU below and where you’d like to see him pop in the comments section below..

Source: THR

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  • Scott Whalen

    There are difficulties with bringing Namor to the big screen. First, Universal controls the distribution rights. Second, there are some pre-existing contracts that Marvel doesn’t control that prevent a Namor movie from being done. While I’d like to see it, until these contract issues are resolved, we won’t be seeing Namor.

    • Yes, but Marvel can make a deal with Universal just like they did with the rights of Hulk.

      • capwulf

        Marvel didnt make a deal with Universal, I believe the contract was always structured for them to put Hulk in team movies. Probably because he was an Avenger. The issue with Namor is, the team he is most associated with was the Defenders…who parenthetically are without a doubt the most powerful super team Marvel has ever assembled.

      • Steve Steve

        Universal retains the solo film distribution rights for Hulk to this day. That is the real reason Marvel Studios has not pursued another standalone Hulk film.

        I believe Universal controls all of the character rights to Namor.

        • capwulf

          You may be correct Steve this bears more research.

    • Axxell

      Well, at least it’s out there…I haven’t heard anything about Universal having any desire to do anything with the character in the future, so who knows.

  • Vegas82

    Bit of an error in the story “However, wouldn’t expect a solo film due to Marvel Studios having the distribution rights.” I think you mean Universal.

    • Shawn Micheal Madden

      I did. It was a long morning.

  • Carl

    I’m not really interested in Namor at all. Let’s also wait and see it Aquaman can be pulled off. Although that might not be a good example.

    I’d rather see them tackle The Inhumans. Black Bolt is also an incredibly powerful king that is kind of a jerk.

    • Axxell

      I’d love to see Namor as an antagonist to Black Panther.

  • capwulf

    These two sentences are indecipherable.
    “While I don’t see the second one ever happening, with Marvel Studios regaining the rights to the other character, wouldn’t be too surprised if eventually saw him make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, wouldn’t expect a solo film due to Marvel Studios having the distribution rights.”
    Could they be cleared up? Because I could’ve sworn Universal had the Namor rights.

    • Shawn Micheal Madden

      Slight error. Universal has distribution rights but Marvel Studios has character rights. Similar to Hulk.

      • capwulf

        No worries. I just didn’t want to embarrass myself by screaming O frabjous day!!! And running up and down the streets in happiness.

        • Shawn Micheal Madden

          No sweat. His rights are much like The Hulk’s from what I’ve understood but with a little more entanglement. Wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel Studios fit him in…eventually.

  • unpaidpundit

    I would love to see an Invaders movie set during WW II. By the way, Namor is a mutant. I wonder whether Fox could use him in an X-Men film.

  • Xavier Golden

    While we probably won’t see a solo Namor film, I’d love to see an Invaders movie set in the Cold War with Sub-Mariner, Ant-Man, and other heroes from the MCU’s 50s.

    • Axxell

      That would be a nice one-shot.

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  • Charles Castronovo

    We need Namor..! His addition to the MCU is vital..! It opens up so many story lines. And who doesn’t want a super powerful anti-hero jerk playing both sides.? If written really well and cast with an exceptional actor, he could be gold.!