Namor: The Sub-Mariner

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The talk of a Namor film has been going on for ages; way before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a thing. The Namor: The Sub-Mariner film has had elite director’s such as Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone) and Philip Kaufman (Quills, Henry & June) dating all the way back to 1997. The 90’s?! The main barrier holding the film back this whole time is that Universal, not Marvel Studios, held the rights to the character. But on a recent Kevin Smith Podcast, Fatman On Batman, Marvel Editor in Chief Joe Quesada made a mention that the rights had finally reverted back to Marvel. While there has been no confirmation from Marvel regarding Quesada’s news bomb it has not stopped the internet from wanting a Namor, but who could play him? (more…)

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Back in the 90s, and the mad scramble to monetize their properties and make some cash as they were on the brink of bankruptcy, Marvel Comics sold the rights to its characters to a number of different studios. The X-Men went to 20th Century Fox (as did the Fantastic Four and Daredevil), Blade went to New Line Cinema, Hulk to Universal, and Ghost Rider to Sony (where he was joined – eventually – by Spider-Man). Slowly, but surely, Marvel’s been bringing everyone back into their bosom, and now it seems another character maybe ready to take their rightful place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not to mention Atlantis. (more…)

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It’s busy days for the man that manages the Marvel Cinematic Universe, producer Kevin Feige. Not only does he have his studio’s biggest gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting theaters in a few short weeks, but he’s got to stun the nerdy masses this coming weekend at San Diego Comic Con, which is pretty much his industry’s trade show. As usual, there’s a lot of rumor, speculation, and outright innuendo when it comes to anything from Marvel Studios, so Feige is once again playing rumor control, and setting the record straight on a couple of things, amongst them: fear of Edgar Wright, a future on film for Namor The Sub-Mariner, and the potential for franchise crossovers. Let’s get into it! (more…)

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While we are still unsure of what films Marvel has planned after 2015’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel President Kevin Feige has confirmed the fate of a property that we haven’t heard much about in a while, and the fact that it won’t be in their 2016-2017 line-up, as well as what WILL be showing up in their future films.

First, let’s talk about some things that we WILL be seeing. I don’t know about you, but when I started hearing about Marvel’s Phase 2, I kept wondering “Where’s Hulk?” Mark Ruffalo was an enjoyable part of The Avengers, and hasn’t yet gotten a movie based solely on himself, since he took over the role of Bruce Banner, but it seems like Marvel’s President is in the same boat. When asked about whether or not they were going to take another shot at The Hulk in a solo flick, Feige responded, “I think we have something special with our Mark Ruffalo Banner, and we’d love to see where we could take his stories,” so, hopefully, that’s a bit a good news for any Hulk fans out there. If we don’t get a solo Hulk movie, Feige has confirmed that the green giant will play a “significant role” in The Avengers‘ sequel.

And, speaking of “significant roles,” it’s also been confirmed that Hawkeye, portrayed Jeremy Renner, is planned to have a much bigger role as well, with Feige saying “Joss has a great storyline in mind for him that shows a deeper side and further fleshes out our favourite archer.” This is smart, as CW’s Arrow really seems to be taking off, so it isn’t like people can’t get into an archer among a cast of superheroes, and Renner has a lot to offer to the trick shotting SHIELD agent.

Despite this sequel focusing on The Avenger’s nemesis, Ultron, it seems that there is a small chance of using the villain to introduce its comic version’s creator Hank Pym, otherwise known as Ant-Man. While there are plans to make an Ant-Man movie in Marvel’s Phase 3, the scene is just too busy right now, as Feige sums it up by saying “There are three or four slots. We’ve got six or seven things going. We’ve got to choose which four will go. It’s a Battle Royale!” I’m hard pressed to disagree with that, as even just writing this article was a bit overwhelming, considering the many different directions in which the films are going.

When asked about Namor the Sub-Mariner, Feige confirmed that the movie rights to the aquatic hero have not yet reverted back to Marvel Studios, replying simply, “That’s at Universal.” So we will, unfortunately, not be seeing Narmor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. I don’t think there has really been much clamor for that film to be made, or for the character to be introduced, but I could be wrong. Anyone out there dying to see an underwater journey with Namor? Which movie or possibility of a movie are you looking forward to most out of Marvel’s line-up?

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What If Superhero’s Were 1950’s VW Vans?

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Sometimes, the internet astounds even me with some of the stuff that appears on it.

For some unbelievable reason, British tattoo artist, comic book fan and apparent Volkswagen enthusiast Mark Hunter has mashed some of his favorite superheros and villains using Photoshop with the classic 1950 VW van. Frankly, how one can come up with the concept mystifies me, and yet, some of them are just incredibly well done!

My personal favorite – The Silver Surfbus, the Batvan, and the Dub-Mariner. What are yours?

Check out the gallery below for all the amazing, and yet bizarre, drawings!

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