Cast Party: Who Should Star in a ‘Namor, the Submariner’ Movie?
Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist.
Just last week, news emerged that the movie rights to Namor the Sub-Mariner may have reverted to Marvel Studios, so this seems like the perfect time to imagine what a Sub-Mariner movie might look like. It should play up the contrast between Namor's two worlds. Under the waves is a realm of the fantastic, while a world much like our own exists on land.
The plot will center on Prince Namor discovering a sinister alliance between exiled Atlantean Warlord Krang and the opportunistic land-dwelling scientist Dr. Lemuel Dorcas. Knowing that Hollywood likes to go with the classic version of superheroes, I've modeled this adaptation after Namor's Silver Age solo title, written by Roy Thomas, with art by John Buscema, Marie Severin, and a few others along the way.