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(The Wrap)   Namor can't get his own MCU film because just like Hulk, Universal owns the rights to make solo films about the character   (thewrap.com) divider line
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2022-11-26 9:39:29 AM  
Also, he's like Aquaman only more...festive. NTTAWWT.
 
2022-11-26 10:07:19 AM  
I'm sure the exactly ZERO people who are fans of NAMOR will be heart broken.
 
2022-11-26 10:22:47 AM  

Stratohead: I'm sure the exactly ZERO people who are fans of NAMOR will be heart broken.


He needs a better PR rep (people love Spock, he should play up the resemblance) and an assistant who can make sure his cape and tights are ready on time.
 
2022-11-26 10:46:30 AM  
Was anyone asking for a Namor film?

And if so, why?
 
2022-11-26 10:54:17 AM  
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how about a Mr Nimbus movie?
 
2022-11-26 11:10:23 AM  

Stratohead: I'm sure the exactly ZERO people who are fans of NAMOR will be heart broken.


The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.
 
2022-11-26 11:14:05 AM  

Gubbo: Stratohead: I'm sure the exactly ZERO people who are fans of NAMOR will be heart broken.

The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.


And remember how low expectations were for Guardians of the Galaxy?

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2022-11-26 11:27:58 AM  

Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.


You and I had very different childhoods.
 
2022-11-26 11:28:36 AM  
Invaders movie time.
 
2022-11-26 11:29:30 AM  
"       Namor can't get his own MCU film because just like Hulk, Universal owns the rights to make solo films about the character    "

Hulk/Submariner buddy picture, GO!
 
2022-11-26 11:36:31 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: "       Namor can't get his own MCU film because just like Hulk, Universal owns the rights to make solo films about the character    "

Hulk/Submariner buddy picture, GO!


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2022-11-26 11:37:59 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: "       Namor can't get his own MCU film because just like Hulk, Universal owns the rights to make solo films about the character    "

Hulk/Submariner buddy picture, GO!


Now that would be a tale to astonish!
 
2022-11-26 11:42:40 AM  
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2022-11-26 11:44:36 AM  

HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.


Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.
 
2022-11-26 11:58:45 AM  
"Can't" actually means "Disney does not want to pay for it"
 
2022-11-26 12:14:40 PM  
"At one point, he explains the origins of his name: If amor means love, then he's an outcast (a mutant) starved of affection. No amor. Namor. He's without love, a loner. "

wut?
 
2022-11-26 12:18:38 PM  

Gubbo: HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.

Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.


Captain America had multiple movies long before Spiderman, X-men, Fantastic 4, or Daredevil.
 
2022-11-26 12:18:39 PM  

Summoner101: Gubbo: Stratohead: I'm sure the exactly ZERO people who are fans of NAMOR will be heart broken.

The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

And remember how low expectations were for Guardians of the Galaxy?

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I think the quote was "here's a raccoon with a machine gun"
 
2022-11-26 12:22:57 PM  

Noah_Tall: Gubbo: HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.

Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.

Captain America had multiple movies long before Spiderman, X-men, Fantastic 4, or Daredevil.


Really? I don't think I've seen them. Got any links?
 
2022-11-26 12:24:12 PM  

Magnus Eisengrim: Was anyone asking for a Namor film?

And if so, why?


Were there people asking for black panther? I was surprised to see the character in captain america 3
 
2022-11-26 12:24:54 PM  

Summoner101: Gubbo: Stratohead: I'm sure the exactly ZERO people who are fans of NAMOR will be heart broken.

The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

And remember how low expectations were for Guardians of the Galaxy?

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not sure wonder woman is a great comparator
this is the same studio that made a black widow movie after killing off the character
 
2022-11-26 12:26:37 PM  

moothemagiccow: "Can't" actually means "Disney does not want to pay for it"


I'm pretty sure the other studios are in the "we're not letting go" mode.  IP rights are the future(and the now)
 
2022-11-26 12:28:50 PM  
Pretty sure Hulk is getting a movie now....
 
2022-11-26 12:38:31 PM  

HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.


I think the truth is that anyone over 70 absolutely knows Captain America.

And anyone with even vaguely nerdy and geeky tendencies knows the Avengers.

Capt America and much of the smaller spider man and avengers characters would be recognized from multiple TV shows and cartoons in the 70s and 80s. There were also Capt America TV shows before that.

They were interview far from "unknowns" in the eyes of fans. They were not previously big draws or guaranteed ROI.

Hollywood has long been very risk adverse, but that doesn't mean there were no fans. It meant that instead of household names, only fans knew who they were. This is a very big distinction.
 
2022-11-26 12:42:32 PM  
That's not Namor, it's BoneInNoseGuy.
 
2022-11-26 12:44:59 PM  

Trik: That's not Namor, it's BoneInNoseGuy.


I prefer this one over the old Namor.
 
2022-11-26 12:51:32 PM  
Oh darn, one less Marvel movie.

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2022-11-26 12:53:24 PM  

kbronsito: [decider.com image 850x566]
how about a Mr Nimbus movie?


Or at least his sextape. You know which one, with the threesome.
 
2022-11-26 1:03:51 PM  

Gubbo: Noah_Tall: Gubbo: HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.

Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.

Captain America had multiple movies long before Spiderman, X-men, Fantastic 4, or Daredevil.

Really? I don't think I've seen them. Got any links?


Trust me you probably don't want to see them.  The 1944 version was a movie serial which is not bad for the era.

The 1979 version was a made for TV movie where Cap wore a winged motorcycle helmet and carried a transparent plastic shield.
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The 1990 version was pretty decent for the time. It is free on YouTube and has been there for 7 years so obviously the studio doesn't care.
Captain America (1990)
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2022-11-26 1:05:14 PM  
I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga, Namor has been introduced - give us Invaders and Howling Commandos! And WW2 Logan would be a good way to introduce the recast Wolverine.

Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne would be active in the 70s-80s (forget what they said in the Ant-Man movie) with Isaiah Cap... and Logan and Namor still active and looking the same as WW2 (and present day). Anyway, my point was it'd be a way to get a lot more use out of Namor without having a Namor movie.
 
2022-11-26 1:05:34 PM  
I think they could make a Namor "solo" movie by having the rest of the MCU characters show up in scattered cameos.

If they thought it would make a buck.
 
2022-11-26 1:12:03 PM  

Decorus: Trik: That's not Namor, it's BoneInNoseGuy.

I prefer this one over the old Namor.


The one who looked like the SeaMonkeys in the comic book ads?

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2022-11-26 1:13:58 PM  

Gubbo: HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.

Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.


Cap got a movie.

It was terrible.
 
2022-11-26 1:19:19 PM  
I think the point is, after Endgame, the honeymoon's over.  Black Panther did well but from what I understand everyone wasn't foaming at the mouth over the sequel. They're probably going to Mouse-ify Jessica Jones so don't bother.

And if it's true that the Disney+ shows aren't blowing everyone's skirts up (which would suck because I like She Hulk and the SW shows) then I dunno. Maybe DC will finally get their shiat together.
 
2022-11-26 1:20:31 PM  

Wobambo: I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga


I want a TV show set after Agent Carter called Carter and Rogers: Agents of SHIELD. The hook would be that Rogers has to pretend to be an ordinary person whenever anybody is watching so as not to give away his identity; and he also has to be careful what crimes and plots he helps prevent so that he doesn't mess up the timeline.

Standing aside and letting the JFK assassination happen must have been pretty rough for Steve.
 
2022-11-26 1:28:18 PM  

HugeMistake: Wobambo: I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga

I want a TV show set after Agent Carter called Carter and Rogers: Agents of SHIELD. The hook would be that Rogers has to pretend to be an ordinary person whenever anybody is watching so as not to give away his identity; and he also has to be careful what crimes and plots he helps prevent so that he doesn't mess up the timeline.

Standing aside and letting the JFK assassination happen must have been pretty rough for Steve.


Evans has started saying he misses playing the role, so I'm holding out hope for a return. With the Secret Wars being a reboot of the franchise (presumably), they may not have to worry too much about time travel paradox stuff.
 
2022-11-26 1:30:06 PM  

HugeMistake: Wobambo: I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga

I want a TV show set after Agent Carter called Carter and Rogers: Agents of SHIELD. The hook would be that Rogers has to pretend to be an ordinary person whenever anybody is watching so as not to give away his identity; and he also has to be careful what crimes and plots he helps prevent so that he doesn't mess up the timeline.

Standing aside and letting the JFK assassination happen must have been pretty rough for Steve.


If Magneto couldn't save him, what could Cap do?

Any case, there are Sacred Timeline issues at play there
 
2022-11-26 1:32:11 PM  
OK, I'll ask.

Should anyone read any significance into the fact that "Namor" is Roman backwards?
 
2022-11-26 1:41:44 PM  

ZMugg: OK, I'll ask.

Should anyone read any significance into the fact that "Namor" is Roman backwards?


Sort of?  The creator of the character wrote a bunch of names and words that had a "noble" sound to them backwards to come up with a name. He thought Namor sounded the best.
 
2022-11-26 1:59:15 PM  

Noah_Tall: ZMugg: OK, I'll ask.

Should anyone read any significance into the fact that "Namor" is Roman backwards?

Sort of?  The creator of the character wrote a bunch of names and words that had a "noble" sound to them backwards to come up with a name. He thought Namor sounded the best.


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2022-11-26 1:59:38 PM  

RolandTGunner: "At one point, he explains the origins of his name: If amor means love, then he's an outcast (a mutant) starved of affection. No amor. Namor. He's without love, a loner. "

wut?


They didn't pay good attention, which is embarrassing for them.

In the film, after his first major act of vengeance he started to be called "El Niño sin amor"

sin amor

Namor
 
2022-11-26 2:05:01 PM  

Fart And Smunny: RolandTGunner: "At one point, he explains the origins of his name: If amor means love, then he's an outcast (a mutant) starved of affection. No amor. Namor. He's without love, a loner. "

wut?

They didn't pay good attention, which is embarrassing for them.

In the film, after his first major act of vengeance he started to be called "El Niño sin amor"

sin amor

Namor


I'll postface this noting that he was called this by his enemies and because he was without mercy, not starved for affection (he has a rather large family that both loves and worships him).
 
2022-11-26 2:18:13 PM  

Wobambo: HugeMistake: Wobambo: I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga

I want a TV show set after Agent Carter called Carter and Rogers: Agents of SHIELD. The hook would be that Rogers has to pretend to be an ordinary person whenever anybody is watching so as not to give away his identity; and he also has to be careful what crimes and plots he helps prevent so that he doesn't mess up the timeline.

Standing aside and letting the JFK assassination happen must have been pretty rough for Steve.

Evans has started saying he misses playing the role, so I'm holding out hope for a return. With the Secret Wars being a reboot of the franchise (presumably), they may not have to worry too much about time travel paradox stuff.


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2022-11-26 2:27:15 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: "       Namor can't get his own MCU film because just like Hulk, Universal owns the rights to make solo films about the character    "

Hulk/Submariner buddy picture, GO!


Hell no.  I want my Hulk/Wolverine take on Madripoor flick.
 
2022-11-26 2:32:42 PM  

Noah_Tall: Gubbo: Noah_Tall: Gubbo: HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.

Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.

Captain America had multiple movies long before Spiderman, X-men, Fantastic 4, or Daredevil.

Really? I don't think I've seen them. Got any links?

Trust me you probably don't want to see them.  The 1944 version was a movie serial which is not bad for the era.

The 1979 version was a made for TV movie where Cap wore a winged motorcycle helmet and carried a transparent plastic shield.
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The 1990 version was pretty decent for the time. It is free on YouTube and has been there for 7 years so obviously the studio doesn't care.
[YouTube video: Captain America (1990)]


There was a made for TV movie with Thor and Hulk in it, back in the day too:
https://www.slashfilm.com/909251/remembering-that-80s-tv-movie-where-thor-fought-the-hulk/

There's selection bias at work. Some people don't know about how all of these characters have had multiple on screen appearances before because they all sucked to varying degrees previously. The MCU is just "the first time" a lot of these characters have been on screen because it's the first time they've been depicted on screen well enough that most people heard about it.
 
2022-11-26 3:04:38 PM  

bhcompy: moothemagiccow: "Can't" actually means "Disney does not want to pay for it"

I'm pretty sure the other studios are in the "we're not letting go" mode.  IP rights are the future(and the now)


and studios don't like money? Sony let go of spider-man for enough money.
universal will let go of hulk and namor. disney just doesn't think it's worth it to make movies about them
 
2022-11-26 3:07:38 PM  

Decorus: Trik: That's not Namor, it's BoneInNoseGuy.

I prefer this one over the old Namor.


Got to say it's a massive improvement.
Never considered this direction for the character. I'm not surprised white people don't approve
 
2022-11-26 3:28:02 PM  

HugeMistake: Wobambo: I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga

I want a TV show set after Agent Carter called Carter and Rogers: Agents of SHIELD. The hook would be that Rogers has to pretend to be an ordinary person whenever anybody is watching so as not to give away his identity; and he also has to be careful what crimes and plots he helps prevent so that he doesn't mess up the timeline.

Standing aside and letting the JFK assassination happen must have been pretty rough for Steve.


Who says he did?
By hooking up with peggy and not spending 70 years in the ice, he already messed up the timeline massively simply by doing everyday ordinary things he shouldn't have been around to do.
 
2022-11-26 3:35:21 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Wobambo: HugeMistake: Wobambo: I really hope Marvel branches out with more stories in different times, like as someone else said with Invaders in World War 2. They already teased the OG android Human Torch, Cap returned to WW2 era at the end of Infinity Saga

I want a TV show set after Agent Carter called Carter and Rogers: Agents of SHIELD. The hook would be that Rogers has to pretend to be an ordinary person whenever anybody is watching so as not to give away his identity; and he also has to be careful what crimes and plots he helps prevent so that he doesn't mess up the timeline.

Standing aside and letting the JFK assassination happen must have been pretty rough for Steve.

Evans has started saying he misses playing the role, so I'm holding out hope for a return. With the Secret Wars being a reboot of the franchise (presumably), they may not have to worry too much about time travel paradox stuff.

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Cap/Deadpool/Wolverine were a fantastic trio and near the top of my list of pairings I want to see MCU stories about. The rest are mostly B-listers, like a Beast & Wonder Man road trip.
 
2022-11-26 4:35:59 PM  

Gubbo: Noah_Tall: Gubbo: HugeMistake: Gubbo: The MCU was built on the characters that had ZERO fans. They didn't choose Captain America and Iron Man and Thor to build with because it was a great idea. They were just all they had left after selling off all the valuable characters and franchises.

You and I had very different childhoods.

Yes I remember all the Spiderman and Xmen and Fantastic 4 movies. Hell even Daredevil got a movie.

Nobody wanted Cap, Iron Man, or Thor.

Captain America had multiple movies long before Spiderman, X-men, Fantastic 4, or Daredevil.

Really? I don't think I've seen them. Got any links?


Remember, dude:

These are the same people who hate Venom, Dark Horse, Spawn, and any comic book not geared to the pre-pubescent set.

Go ahead, ask them what the moral/ethical questions raised in the last book they read, and what they gleaned from it. These people get confused watching reality television.
 
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