Who is taking over most of the toy licenses for DC Comics from Mattel? Did Batman vs Robin steal a fight sequence from a YouTube video creator? Which Lord of the Rings star has a voice role in Aquaman? Is David F. Sandberg up for directing a Shazam sequel? Want to see a scene in Wonder Woman ruined by the Aquaman soundtrack? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Take this one with a grain of salt. Actually, take it with an ocean’s worth of salt. The latest rumor to hit the world of Superhero Movie News Coverage is that Marvel is working on a project built around the character of Namor and that it’s eyeing Hawaii as a potential filming location. This is entirely unsubstantiated at the moment, but we’re going to go ahead and cover it for one reason only: Marvel really should make a Namor movie. Why the hell not?
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Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’re still in the early stages of Marvel’s Phase Three — next week’s Doctor Strange is just the second film out of ten — but since Marvel is famous for mapping out its plans well ahead of time, it’s impossible not to wonder what’s coming in Phase Four. So let’s give into that temptation, and spend a bit of time speculating.
Marvel already has three dates nailed down for 2020: May 1, July 10, and November 6. What remains unclear is which titles they’re for. Which films can we expect in 2020 and beyond from Marvel’s Phase Four? Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the past several years, there’s been one major hurdle standing between Namor and the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the fact that Universal, not Disney, held the rights to the character. Then a few months ago, Joe Quesada said that the rights had finally reverted to Marvel. Mind you, Marvel hasn’t actually confirmed any plans yet to bring the Sub-Mariner into the MCU — but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about what might happen next.
One of those fans was actor Brian Tee, who shortly afterward admitted that Namor would be a dream role for him. In a more recent interview, he elaborated further, explaining what he loves about the character and why he wants to play him. Read the Namor Brian Tee comments below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
It may feel at times like Marvel Studios is slowly taking over the world, but the truth is even their cinematic universe has its limits. The X-Men and the Fantastic Four remain off-limits, for example, because they’re still set up at Fox, and it was only recently that they were able to work out a deal with Sony to share Spider-Man.
And then there’s Namor. The Sub-Mariner has been off by himself at Universal, cursed to tread water for years while his planned film keeps falling apart. But the spell may finally be broken. According to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, the Namor rights have reverted to Marvel, meaning he can finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is, if they’ll have him. Read More »
What is the untitled mystery “event” film Legendary and Universal are releasing in 2016? We explored the options on Wednesday, saying Will Smith’s Brilliance was one possibility, and Hot Wheels could be another. Others suggested the long in development Mass Effect was in the mix. Those are still all on the table, but a new rumor says the film could be even more exciting. It could be the one superhero Universal still has the rights to: Marvel’s Namor. Read More »