There is a hot rumor making the rounds that the only Marvel project Universal owns might be heading to the big screen. According to a recent report courtesy of Latino Review, Universal Pictures sent out a press release announcing that “Legendary Pictures’ UNTITLED 2016 EVENT PROJECT will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, November 4, 2016.” Nothing is confirmed at this stage, but the site is speculating that “Namor: The Submariner” will find its way to the silver screen!
Legendary Pictures offered “no comment” which leaves many to believe (that is, if you feel free to believe so yourself) that this serves as some sort of affirmation. The Hollywood Reporter said the film would be, “new and not a sequel or remake, though it may be based on underlying intellectual property.” Furthermore, “Godzilla” screenwriter Max Borenstein revealed some details about the project with some nods to a “universe”. Marvel Universe maybe?
“There is this secret project that I’ve been working on with the folks at Legendary, which I’m excited about. I think there’s a decent shot of that [going into production]. I can’t get into details, but hopefully soon, it will hit the universe.”
The Marvel movie machine has sparked a sudden interest in boosting comic book movies of all shapes, sizes and groups. The likes of Robert Downey’s “Iron Man” and “The Avengers” have proven to be a sure hit at the box-office, while DC plays catch-up with the “Superman-Batman” crossover movie in the pipeline followed by the “Justice League” pic. “Namor: The Sub Mariner” is best known by comic book geeks, and sure it will be a huge gamble to see this movie to fruition. At least we will have an opportunity to see one of the most controversial anti-heroes make it to the big screen in what we assume will be a very big budget spectacle. The Sub-Mariner has a very rich history spanning over 70 years of publication, and the King Of Atlantis is also one of the very first Marvel characters dating back as early as 1939 . Fingers crossed!