On the latest installment of Kevin Smith’s Fat Man on Batman podcast, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed that the film rights for Namor are finally back at Marvel Studios.
When the hosts of the show, Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin, asked Quesada directly regarding the current home of the Sub Mariner, he replied
“We do, he’s in the comics.”
But quickly Smith asked further:
“no, what studio. How come you guys aren’t diving into the water. Do the same people who have Iron Man have Sub Mariner?”
“Yes, as far as I know yes we do. Yeah, it’s not at Fox, it’s not at Sony.”
In the past Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had stated that the current status of the characters rights were indeed with Marvel, but that they were “slightly more complicated than that” to which he said that there were contracts still in place that prohibited them from using the character, but in seems that to the best of his knowledge, Joe Quesada seems to think Marvel now has them 100% without issue.
Does that mean fans will get a Namor film soon? Possibly, but its also likely that the character would simply join into the fray like Spider-Man did in Captain America: Civil War. Hopefully thanks to the gravity of Quesada’s claims, Marvel will officially comment soon enough.
Source: Fat Man on Batman