Is NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER Movie On The Way?

Yesterday, it was announced that Universal Pictures has a mystery film set to open on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, which is co-financed by Legendary Pictures. Latino Review has heard a rumor that it could be a film for Marvel's Namor the Sub-Mariner.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/15/2014
In August of 2013, president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige revealed to Empire that Universal Pictures still held the film fights to Namor the Sub-Mariner. And yesterday, many of us were caught by surprise when Universal Pictures announced a secret tentpole film would be released Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. The film, which is being described as "Untitled 2016 Event Project" will be co-financed by Legendary. The Hollywood Reporter added, "that is new and not a sequel or remake, though it may be based on underlying intellectual property."

Today, El Mayimbe of Latino Review believes he knows what that secret film is:
"What Marvel property does Universal own that Kevin Feige last summer confirmed to Empire Magazine is still at Universal? Namor: The Sub Mariner I'm chalking this story up to "rumor status" because enough insider industry bees that I trust were buzzing last night and this morning yet, at press time this is still unconfirmed. Here is also the kicker. Warners officially got Justice League on the horizon and from what I hear, AQUAMAN will be an integral part of that story." - El Mayimbe
Namor possesses a high level of superhuman strength, enabling him to lift/press up to 100 tons while in contact with water; his strength gradually decreases according to the length of time he is out of water and can eventually dwindle to no more than slightly above human level. In addition to his great strength, Namor possesses superhuman stamina and durability, a result of his body’s adaptation to underwater pressures. He also possesses superhuman agility, reflexes, and speed, with a maximum swimming speed of roughly sixty miles per hour. Namor is able to fly via the finlike wings on his ankles, and he possesses a telepathic rapport with many, but not all, forms of marine life. Like all Atlanteans, he has a prolonged lifespan and his body is specially developed for underwater conditions, granting him specialized blood circulation to withstand freezing temperatures and highly developed vision to see clearly even in murky ocean depths. This hybrid physiology means he can survive indefinitely underwater or on land (though he would still need occasional contact with water to survive). Namor possesses an empathic bond with his cousin Namorita.

When not exposed to water, Namor’s physical attributes gradually decline and can diminish over time to near-human levels, robbing him of his strength and rendering him vulnerable to conventional injuries; renewed exposure to water will immediately restore his abilities. Complete lack of contact with water will prove fatal in about a week’s time. Namor has demonstrated a vulnerability to oxygen imbalance when remaining too long in either water or air, resulting in manic-depressive mood swings; he can prevent this imbalance by dividing his time between the two atmospheres. He has occasionally used scientific or magical means to regulate his oxygen levels. - marvel.com
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Mrcool210 - 5/15/2014, 1:58 PM
If Spider-Man isn't doing as well as expected i doubt namor is coming anytime soon. Obscure character like that not at marvel studios? It doesn't have a good chance
Starfox - 5/15/2014, 1:59 PM
So that's who Efron is playing then. ;)
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 1:59 PM
Wait is Marvel making Namor or is Universal is making it?

Hellsing - 5/15/2014, 1:59 PM
I don't know what to think
TheFirstAvenger97 - 5/15/2014, 1:59 PM
Nope, I doubt they'll ever use Namor.
Hellsing - 5/15/2014, 2:00 PM
Neither apparently its Legendary
Starfox - 5/15/2014, 2:00 PM
I'm excited about Aquaman if its true!
DrunkenNukem - 5/15/2014, 2:00 PM
Makes sense... MOS 2 and JL are being filmed back to back

themidnightking - 5/15/2014, 2:01 PM
Zac Efron as Namor
BlackIceJoe - 5/15/2014, 2:01 PM
Well this will be interesting soon we will be seeing Aquaman and Namor. I can't wait to see both of these films.
DrDoom - 5/15/2014, 2:01 PM
I doubt it.
Hellsing - 5/15/2014, 2:01 PM
with Universal distributing it but it seems more likely that its Mass Effect, makes sense Legendary are pretty confident about WARCRAFT, so they would go for the other game property they have.
Doopie - 5/15/2014, 2:02 PM
i still doubt it
Jollem - 5/15/2014, 2:03 PM
let me know when there's something about king arthur
MrCBM56 - 5/15/2014, 2:04 PM
Thank god. I was afraid Aquaman would be the "Hawkeye" of the Justice League.
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 2:04 PM
@MrBlackJack

Marvel doesn't have the rights to Namor.
JoeMomma29 - 5/15/2014, 2:05 PM
I could see them pushing for a Namor movie because I am sure Marvel came knocking to get those rights back and Universal is going to bitch slap them by putting out a crappy movie.
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 2:06 PM
@McN Yeah, I knew that but I misread the story and wasn't thinking straight. My point is I doubt it's Namor.
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 2:07 PM
@Joe

You mean what Fox did with the FF? Or what Sony did with TASM?;)
Doopie - 5/15/2014, 2:07 PM
I do want to see an underwater movie though, we've had earth, different realms, space is coming up...underwater is what's left and it could be visually amazing.

who gets there first is key though
DaVinci31 - 5/15/2014, 2:08 PM


(It's disappointing how relevant and useful this gif has become as of lately btw)

MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 2:08 PM
I mean, I could see the Aquaman part being true, but he makes it sound like a Namor film is happening just to [frick] with WB.
JoeMomma29 - 5/15/2014, 2:09 PM
@ McNya

Yup exactly! Lets face it FOX and Sony will just keep pushing out movies in spite of Marvel.
6of13 - 5/15/2014, 2:09 PM
I could totally see the Rock play Aquaman.

PunkRockJesus - 5/15/2014, 2:09 PM
DrunkenNukem - 5/15/2014, 2:09 PM
yeah that Namor movie...is not happening...
Nomis - 5/15/2014, 2:09 PM
A Sub Mariner Movie should have be part of "phase 2"!
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 2:09 PM
Why do my articles always get deleted when I credit Latino review/El Mayimbe as a source?
JoeMomma29 - 5/15/2014, 2:10 PM
Actually I could see Marvel wanting to do a Namor movie to beat WB to the punch for money reasons. And I am sure Marvel may have enquired about the Namor rights and now Universal is wanting to take advantage of the situation.
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 2:10 PM
He doesn't clarify if it would be just Legendary or both Legendary and Marvel.
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 2:11 PM
Although I'd be down for a Namor film!
yossarian - 5/15/2014, 2:11 PM
KallarkKent - 5/15/2014, 2:13 PM
Legendary did great hing for Batman, lets hope its true.
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/15/2014, 2:13 PM
Namor works well with either X-Men, F4, or Avengers. But not on his own. If FOX or Marvel owned Namor, I'd be all for him being introduced. But Universial has him though, right?
Doopie - 5/15/2014, 2:14 PM
McNy

when you become a power user you will be able to i'm sure
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 2:14 PM
[frick], I mean Universal or Universal and Marvel.
charlie2094 - 5/15/2014, 2:14 PM
I'd love to see Namor on screen, though would prefer it happened under Marvel...

Wasn't this posted earlier and predicted to be Mass Effect?
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 2:15 PM
From my understanding, Legendary Pictures only helped fund TDK Trilogy, meaning they didn't have an effect on the quality of the films.
BasedThanos - 5/15/2014, 2:15 PM
Namor would be a great addition to the MCU. Universal needs to give up the rights already a solo Namor unconnected to anything would be stupid.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/15/2014, 2:16 PM
I hope it's Mass Effect. I guess a Namor movie would be cool, but I've been wanting to see a Mass Effect movie for YEARS.
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