The world of Marvel has a lot of superheroes. But only the chosen few have been able to make it to the big screens. The Avengers has been a great hit for the Marvel Studios, generating billions in box office earnings and merchandise sales alone. But the story never ends when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is an ever-expanding world. And this world is about to welcome its newest entrant. Marvel Studios have confirmed that this new hero is all set to make his big splash in the fourth phase of the MCU. If you think, the tale ended with Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, prepare to be blown away yet again. Presenting – New Marvel Superhero all but confirmed to be a part of MCU Phase 4
Can you guess which superhero of the Marvel Comics we are talking about??
It is Namor!! The King of the Seven Seas and the Mutant Ruler of Atlantis from the Marvel Comics will be the latest entry to the MCU. For all the fans of Namor, the anti-hero, your favorite character is being bought into the fold of the Avengers. Or that is what the rumor mill has churned out for today.
This Thursday, Erick Weber was invited to an award function for the Black Panther movie. Before going to the award ceremony, Weber posted a tweet on the social media site Twitter where he asked whether the fans had any questions they needed to ask.
Since Kevin Feige, the Studio Head of Marvel, was also attending the session, Weber thought it would be a good idea to let his twitter handle be an outlet for addressing fan queries on behalf of Feige. Erick Weber came back online after the show and had this interesting piece of news to say. In the tweet, he writes and we quote:
“OK, here we go, 3 quick questions, answers directly from Kevin Feige’s mouth,” Weber writes. “1) Avengers 4 trailer ‘before the end of the year’ 2) Namor COULD make an appearance, still deciding IF & when 3) Guardians 3 status ‘on hold.'”
Here is the official tweet:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is already making big news with the news of the trailer for Avengers 4 coming to the theatres sometime in the near future. There are also numerous theories that have been vaguely corroborated by Marvel Spokespersons that are also making the rounds in the internet.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movies being put on hold until Marvel Studios could find another director after James Gunn was given the pink slip after some of his past social media adventures went viral is also making some splash here and there. But Namor coming to the MCU is the top priority for us all if the overall Marvel Universe is taken into consideration.
Namor is a character that is exclusive to the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, so he rightfully belongs to Universal. But Marvel has also started to put on shows and movies featuring the Inhumans and is talking about including the Fantastic Four in the latter stages of the MCU. So the news of the underwater king coming to the MCU might not be a false alarm after all. This could, believe it or not, actually be true.
The Studio has spoken about Namor’s copyright issues in several instances. Kevin Feige had this to say:
“I think there’s a way to probably figure it out but it does have — it’s not as a clean or clear as the majority of the other characters.”
He goes on to further add:
“There are some with a couple of other players involved that would have to be negotiated with,” he explained. “Then, of course, Spider-Man is still with Sony, independent of our agreement to do the films together. But most of them are home now. If that Fox thing happens, yeah, that’ll be the majority.”
Avengers Infinity War has already witnessed its Blu-Ray and DVD release. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.