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Five Reasons Why Universal Pictures Needs To Hurry Up and Make a Namor Movie

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Namor by Marko Djurdjevic

The movie rights to Marvel's superheroes are famously divided. 20th Century Fox plans to build a cinematic universe around the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, which are the Marvel franchises whose film rights Fox controls. Sony is working on a similar masterplan for Spider-Man and his related characters. Marvel Studios retains the lion's share of characters and has already built its cinematic universe around characters connected to the core Avengers team.

And then there's Namor.

Earlier this year, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the movie rights to the Sub-Mariner are locked up at Universal. There's been no word since 2006 that Universal is doing anything with him, yet Marvel has made three Iron Man movies, two Thors and a Captain America in that amount time.

Universal, it's time to pull your finger out. Here's why.

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Olympians: Superhero Bodies and What Real Athletes Look Like

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There are certain phrases that have a special resonance for a Marvel kid like me. "Pocket dimension." "Lift (press)." "Marital status: unrevealed." This is the language of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and I used to pore over the pages of those little encyclopedias like I thought there was an exam coming. (I would have

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‘AVX: Versus’ #1 Unleashes Adam Kubert & Stuart Immonen [Preview]

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On sale in April AVX: Versus #1, beginning Marvel Comics' tie-in series to the Avengers Vs. X-Men event. The only newly created sister title for the main event series, AVX is distinct from the that book in that its function is to depict the various bouts in more graphic detail than the Avengers Vs. X-Men narrative allows. Described by editor Tom Brevoort as "literally the fight

Atlantis Could Be For Reals Dudes

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Yesterday MSNBC gave viewers a look at some new photos of an alleged underwater city beneath the Caribbean, which could potentially be the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. You know, Namor and Aquaman's 'hood?

Personally, I'm not convinced.

The photos com

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Namor’s Vagina Dentata: A Freudian Reading of ‘Dark Reign: The List: X-Men’

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In the recent Marvel Universe event "Dark Reign," a villainous Norman Osborn (a.k.a. Green Goblin) took charge of a major government law enforcement agency, and like anyone with a serious commitment to vengeance, immediately pulled out a list of people who would be first against the wall

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