May 15, 2014
RUMOR: Is NAMOR Legendary's Secret 2016 Event Film?
It was reported that Legendary Pictures/Universal would be releasing a secret even film on November 4th, 2016, The studio failed to reveal it's title or what the project was, something Marvel Studios has made a habit of lately. We had assumed it could be The Great Wall, another monster movie that had been in development for ages, with Henry Cavill in the lead role.
However, LatinoReview has another theory, they believe it could be a comic book movie. Specifically, Namor The Submariner, which has been in-development limbo for ages at Universal. They are treating it as a rumor, but it was confirmed by Kevin Feige over the summer that Namor is indeed still at Universal. We've notice more than a few references to our underwater prince in Marvel Studios' films, so it will be interesting to see if the film is apart of the greater MCU. Since, Universal did play-nice with Marvel when working together on Phase One's The Incredible Hulk. We'll have to wait and see if this is the real-deal.
Legendary was asked about the news, but said "no comment". Which isn't a denial, that we'd expect from something like this, since it's only being treated as a rumor. A Namor movie has been in works for a while now. Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3) once tried putting together a script with the intention to direct, and Jason Statham (former Olympic diver) was even interested one point for the role. It's not hard to imagine Legendary going-back to making comic book films, after giving us The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel. The studio has also put-out comic book tie-ins for Pacific Rim and Godzilla.