Rumor of the day: Studio prepping movie based on Marvel's Namor for 2016

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May 16, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT (Updated)

Word broke recently that Legendary Pictures and Universal are prepping a major, secret tentpole movie to open Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 — and it might just be a Marvel movie.

No, not a Marvel movie in the vein of Iron Man and The Avengers, but something more akin to Spider-Man or X-Men, aka characters not owned by Marvel Studios anymore. The mystery property, which is currently owned by Universal? Namor: The Sub-Mariner

Latino-Review reports the mystery project is possibly a Namor film, though there is also speculation it could be something different, i.e. Hot Wheels or Mass Effect. All we do know for sure is that the film will be something new (i.e. not a remake or sequel) and likely based on an existing property. All those options cover the bases.

So could it be Namor? It’s certainly possible, and it’d allow them to beat DC/Warner Bros. to the punch before Aquaman (probably) shows up in that long-fabled Justice League flick. Studios are digging deeper and deeper into comic lore, and the deep sea is one of the last untapped locales.

What do you think? Would you like this mystery project to be Namor?

(Via Latino Review)

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