Doctor Strange 2 is one of the most significant MCU productions to release this season. This is also one of the reasons why the film is doing exceedingly well at the Box Office. The Doctor Strange sequel opened to generally positive reviews by fans and recently beat The Batman in the opening weekend collection domestically.
The screenwriter for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness recently sat down for a conversation with Variety. Midway into the conversation, Namor the Sub-Mariner’s potential inclusion in the film was discussed. We take a look at what the writer had to say about him and the Illuminati in the movie. What do you think of the Illuminati’s inclusion in the film? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Doctor Strange 2 Almost Had Namor in the Illuminati
Michael Waldron, who is the writer of Doctor Strange 2, gave an interview to Variety recently. Upon being asked whether Namor the Sub-Mariner being a part of the film was ever a possibility, Waldron replied, “[We] talked about him, because he’s certainly an original member of the Illuminati. But I think Marvel has other plans for him in the MCU. And so he didn’t make his way in this particular movie.” This comment seemingly teases a future Marvel project involving Namor.
Further, when asked about how bringing the Illuminati into the movie took place, the writer replied, “That’s kind of a combination of us putting forth, “Well, what if we did this?” But also, Kevin’s as excited about this stuff as we are, so sometimes those ideas are coming from Kevin saying, “Well, what if we got so and so? I’m gonna do it! I’m gonna make the call!” So he’s as excited about all that stuff as any of us. It’s a big, geeky team effort to see what we can assemble for that team.”
A Note on Namor the Sub-Mariner
Namor the Sub-Mariner debuted way back in Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939). Back then, he was considered one of the top three characters of Timely Comics. He is the mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis. The writer and creator of this character, Bill Everett, in his first Sub-Mariner story, described Namor as “an ultra-man of the deep [who] lives on land and in the sea, flies in the air, [and] has the strength of a thousand [surface] men”.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released on May 6, 2022.