Are Universal and Legendary Plotting a Namor Movie?

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Are Universal and Legendary Plotting a Namor Movie?

Latino Review is floating a theory that’s sure to intrigue fans of a certain aquatic superhero, to say nothing of those who try to track the serpentine path of Marvel’s film rights.

Following Universal Pictures’ announcement on Wednesday of an “Untitled 2016 Event Project” from its new partner Legendary Pictures, the website suggests tentpole could be a Sub-Mariner movie, as the studio still holds the rights.

It’s certainly an interesting proposition, even if there’s not much evidence to support it. Latino Review notes that the untitled film, pegged for release on Nov. 4, 2016, is vaguely characterized as “new and not a sequel or remake, though it may be based on underlying intellectual property.”

That could describe Namor, of course, but it could also be used to describe any number of other properties. The site also points to its own earlier rumor about Zac Efron being targeted for a Marvel movie, and the possibility of Universal/Legendary beating Warner Bros. to putting an undersea hero on the big screen. However, none of that is particularly convincing.