It turns out that Namor the Sub-Mariner could finally be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
Years ago, the film rights to Marvel characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men and many others were sold off to various studios. Now, Marvel Studios is an entertainment Titan in the industry and many of the characters have finally returned home, with Fantastic Four and X-Men being the most recent. One Marvel icon who has been anticipated by many fans to finally join the MCU is Namor the Sub-Mariner. The film rights to the underwater hero currently reside at Universal Studios but as Marvel has shown over the years, compromises and negotiations are always possible.
According to a recent Tweet from Erick Weber, Kevin Feige himself confirmed that Namor could possibly be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Namor is Marvel’s original mutant and has had iconic clashes/team-ups with characters like the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and X-Men so the pieces are certainly in place for the perfect Namor introduction. This is what Weber had to say about Feige’s comments regarding Namor in the MCU.
“Namor COULD make an appearance, still deciding IF & when”
If it were announced next year that the character would be joining the MCU then it would be perfect timing, considering that next April marks his 80-year anniversary in comics. With the rise of the MCU heroes in the last decade, it seems that Namor’s notoriety has sadly diminished, but if he does end up joining the MCU, the Marvel icon could have quite the incredible resurgence.
Check out the link below to see Weber’s full Tweet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Namor the Sub-Mariner and the entire MCU as soon as more information becomes available. How would you like to see the character introduced into the MCU? Who do you think should play him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Erick Weber