The MCU is an ever expanding Superhero universe, and it shows no signs of stopping anywhere in the near future. We’re going to be introduced to a handful of characters that we’ve yet to see adapted to the big screen before, such as Black Panther, Captain Marvel, The Wasp, and more. It makes you wonder who else some of the creative heads over at Marvel would want to bring into the fray next. Steven McFeely, co-writer for Captain America: Civil War has a certain Sub-Mariner in mind.
While interviewing with THR, McFeely comments on the prospect of having Namor in a film:
“He is kind of a jerk and has a chip on his shoulder and he is a king and lives underwater. The degree of difficulty is so high, though. Cause it could be a great movie or it could be truly terrible.”
Seeing as how DC and Warner Bros. have an Aquaman movie coming out in the next few years, it might not be the best idea to introduce the Sub-Mariner just yet. Even though their roles in their respective universes aren’t quite the same (Namor plays more of an antagonist role than that of an actual hero), the overall concept is pretty much the same. However if McFeely wanted to eventually bring the character to life, we know him and co-writer Chris Markus – both wrote for Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War – would probably be able to conjure up something special with the character. We’ll just have to wait and see what Phase 4 brings.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to release on May 6th, 2016.