Marvel Can’t Make a Solo Namor Film Legally
Published 2 months ago
After a great debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a lot of fans have been requesting for Tenoch Huerta’s Namor to get his own solo movie. Too bad though, because it looks like there’s a legal hurdle when it comes to the property.
As per The Wrap, Universal still owns the rights to Namor; so not unlike the situation with the Hulk, Namor can only show up in other properties with other heroes, but he can’t star in his own solo project. Producer Nate Moore explains:
“It honestly affects us more, and not to talk too much out of school, but in how we market the film than it does how we use him in the film… There weren’t really things we couldn’t do from a character perspective for him, which is good because clearly, we took a ton 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 big way.”
It’s such a shame that Namor can’t get his own solo project, seeing that a lot of fans really connected with the character with Wakanda Forever. Even if that is the case, the character can still show up in several other properties. I mean, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is still one of the more popular Avengers—even if he hasn’t starred in his own film in a while.
I guess we’ll just have to wait the deal out. In the meantime, you can check out Namor’s fantastic debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever now showing in theaters.