In its second complete week of release, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still dazzling moviegoers. There are many reasons for the Marvel sequel’s success, but one of the more sinister ones is that Namor, one of the brand’s earliest characters, was finally introduced in the MCU. This undersea king made a tremendous impression as Wakanda Forever’s major nemesis, and Tenoch Huerta Mejia did a fantastic job portraying him. Given how Namor’s narrative ended, this has fans wondering if Marvel Studios will produce the Sub-own Mariner’s standalone movie. Sadly, it seems that they are not able to do so legally.
Nate Moore, a producer, said in an interview with The Wrap that Namor could return but that Disney and Marvel couldn’t use the character in a stand-alone movie. For the same reason that Universal Pictures has the rights to the Hulk and Namor. Except when they are a part of a series of posters like those for Wakanda Forever, the figure isn’t even permitted to appear in promotional materials or posters by himself. In comparison to Hulk or the present agreement, Marvel has with Sony to utilize Spider-Man, Namor’s rights difficulties are significantly more complicated and unclear. The entire scenario is still shrouded in many uncertainties.
Moore continued, “It really influences us more, and not to talk too much outside of school, but in how we sell the film than it does how we use him in the film.” Moore concluded his discussion by saying: “There weren’t really things we couldn’t do from a character perspective for him, which is good because obviously, we took a lot of inspiration from the source material, but we also made some big changes to really anchor him in that world in a truth that publishing never really landed on, I would argue, in a significant way,” the author said.
The road to the big screen for Namor, like many other Marvel characters, has been quite difficult. None, though, has perhaps been as disorganized as Namor. Namor was a licensed casualty of the company’s prior financial difficulties, just like the X-Men, Spider-Man, and Fantastic 4 were, which is how the MCU’s newest antagonist got up at Universal. There have been a few projects based on this aquatic mutant that are currently in development since the 1990s. This contained a Sam Hamm-penned movie for Batman directed by Philip Kaufman, but it was never made after Universal bought the film’s rights in 2001.