Kevin Feige Acknowledges Complications Surrounding The Rights To NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER

Kevin Feige Acknowledges Complications Surrounding The Rights To NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER

Fans have been wondering why there's been no sign of Namor the Sub-Mariner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel boss Kevin Feige has now addressed some of the rights complications surrounding him.

By JoshWilding - Apr 23, 2018 12:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Namor: The Submariner
Source: IGN
The reason there hasn't been a Hulk movie is because the rights are tied to Universal Pictures somehow. While Marvel Studios is free to use the Jade Giant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mark Ruffalo has said in past interviews that the rival studio doesn't "know how to play well with Marvel."

Now, it seems the same applies to what's happening with Namor the Sub-Mariner; however, the key difference seems to be that Marvel isn't able to use the character at all, hence why he hasn't shown up to help Earth's Mightiest Heroes do battle with threats like the Chitauri invasion, Ultron, and Thanos.

 
With the Disney/Fox deal, if that pans out, with the Sony rights sharing deal with Spidey, the one big loose end, then, is Namor and Universal. Can you tell us what the status of that is? Is there any chance for him to just pop up in an MCU film? It just sounds like an incredibly complicated situation, for one character.
 
It is. 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.
 
If Marvel could deliver an undersea adventure before Aquaman is released, they probably would have by now. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as if it's easy as that and there's a chance Namor won't even factor into Phase 4. That's a shame too, especially as seeing him clash with Black Panther would be so much fun! What do you guys think of Feige's remarks? Let us know that in the comments section.
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KWilly
KWilly - 4/23/2018, 12:47 PM
Holy cow, the articles are on Mach 5 today.



Maybe I should try to pump one out, lol.
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 12:49 PM
@KWilly - haha lol
Deonox
Deonox - 4/23/2018, 1:02 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - Right, we get the premiere coverage later today, Reactions late tonight, Full reviews tomorrow, Dozens of articles dissecting the reviews, the tomato meter, box office tracking, how many post credit scenes, and then a shit ton of spoilers leaking Thursday morning
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 1:08 PM
@Deonox - I think over two dozen articles have been posted since this morning. Crazy
L0RDbuckethead
L0RDbuckethead - 4/23/2018, 1:15 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - Slow news day, huh? /s

But for real, I've noticed not as many users on this site today - probably trying to avoid spoilers.
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 1:19 PM
@L0RDbuckethead - I mean, I'm trying to avoid spoilers but that's not really something you have to worry about until the premiere
L0RDbuckethead
L0RDbuckethead - 4/23/2018, 1:21 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - True. I love me some spoilers though. I want to find out which of my sources gave me unreliable or false info during production.
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 1:24 PM
@L0RDbuckethead - I think I'll be avoiding as many articles as I can that have to do with Infinity War. I've managed to avoid almost all spoilers so far, wouldn't want to break my streak. If I'm watching tv and a tv spot comes on, I just close my eyes. That's how intent I am on not being spoiled.
L0RDbuckethead
L0RDbuckethead - 4/23/2018, 1:32 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - Best of luck to you, mate. It's hard to do anything on the internet without being spoiled because this film and it's adverts are literally everywhere.

But, I'm seeing the film Thursday night. So if you want any information, hit me up.
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 1:44 PM
@L0RDbuckethead - haha I'm seeing it Thursday night as well
Kman
Kman - 4/23/2018, 12:49 PM
Honestly, Namor is way down the list of characters I'm interested in seeing in the MCU right now.
Super12
Super12 - 4/23/2018, 2:30 PM
@Kman - Same. Pretty much at the bottom for me.
The72nd
The72nd - 4/23/2018, 12:49 PM
Come on marvel, you know you want to

MasterMix
MasterMix - 4/23/2018, 12:50 PM
Aquaman needs competition
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 12:50 PM
"If Marvel could deliver an undersea adventure before Aquaman is released, they probably would have by now."

DUH

HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/23/2018, 12:51 PM
On a more serious note, this isn't anything new, we've known that the rights with Namor are complicated. Approach him in a similar way to the Hulk. Have him star in someone else's film and go from there. Cough cough, make him the antagonist in Black Panther 2.
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