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Disney Can’t Make a Namor Standalone Movie as On Screen Legal Rights of the Black Panther 2 Character Rest With Universal Studios

Disney Can’t Make a Namor Standalone Movie as On Screen Legal Rights of the Black Panther 2

A solo Namor movie would be a great addition to the roster of Marvel Cinematic Universe; unfortunately, the studio cannot make that possible. Tenoch Huerta’s Namor first appeared in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the character’s charm as a villain immediately won the hearts of fans.

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Tenoch Huerta as Namor

Usually, fan-favorite characters like Namor would eventually get a standalone film. The only thing getting in the way of this is the legal side of things. Nate Moore, Marvel Studios producer, revealed that it is a complicated process and that they are blocked from using the character for his own movie.

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Black Panther’s Namor Won’t Likely Get A Solo Film

In his interview with The Wrap, Moore assured that Huerta is always welcome to come back as Namor but not in a solo film. The character is also not allowed to be used in marketing campaigns unless included in a series of posters. The only time Namor got his solo poster was when all the major characters of Black Panther 2 had their own posters as well.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

The producer explained that it affects them more in how they market the movie than how they use Namor in the film:

There weren’t really things we couldn’t do from a character perspective for him, which is good because clearly, we took a ton of inspiration from the source material, but we also made some big changes to really anchor him in that world in a truth that publishing never really landed on, I would argue, in a big way.”

Moore also noted how Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther 2, was able to work around and be creative with the representation of Namor in the movie despite the legalities.

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What’s Next For Namor In The MCU?

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Tenoch Huerta as Namor

Tenoch Huerta’s Namor has been perfectly fleshed out and well-presented in the movie, which is a similar case with Bruce Banner/The Hulk being owned by Universal Studios. Both characters exist in the MCU timeline along with many other heroes and villains, but they will never get to have their own solo film under the name of Marvel Studios.

With this seemingly impossible opportunity to have his own movie, Huerta told Digital Spy, “I would like it, but I don’t know. It depends on what Kevin Feige says he wants.” He also noted that it depends on the mass viewers and how well it performs at the box office, so he urges everyone to buy their tickets.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently playing in theaters worldwide.

Source: The Direct

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.