Wait…Comcast Has The Film Rights To NAMOR: THE SUB-MARINER?

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Comcast, the evil cable communications conglomerate (wow, that’s like Stan Lee levels of alliteration there!) that bleeds you dry every month for TV and Internet services is considering diving headfirst into the already-crowded superhero movie waters with a well-known water-based character – Namor the Sub-Mariner. Now, you might be saying to yourself, “Whoa, waitaminute, I thought Namor’s film rights were held by 20th Century Fox under the Fantastic Four character umbrella?” Well, that’s what I thought too, but apparently the stalwart Marvel mutant was property of Universal Studios, which of course was swallowed up by Comcast in the NBCUniversal merger back in 2009. So that means Comcast is free to develop a new Namor solo film, or perhaps resurrect the 2006 Sub-Mariner screenplay.

Frankly, I think a solo Sub-Mariner flick is an ill-advised idea without any of the other Marvel comics characters around. Namor works best when he’s trying to get into the Invisible Woman’s pants (right under Reed’s nose) and/or just generally being a raging prick to the other superheroes of the Marvel universe. Take that away from him and you have one neutered Namor…

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