As a lifelong devotee to the Fantastic Four, I've had a long and complicated relationship with Namor (aka The Sub-Mariner). As a character, he is truly fantastic -- one of the original anti-heroes for Marvel Comics. Entirely looking out for the interests of his underwater kingdom, Atlantis, Namor has landed on nearly every side of the fence over the years, and has fought alongside and against practically every significant character in the Marvel Universe (most recently, Wolverine tried to kill him in Atlantis).

A Namor movie has been rumored for quite some time now, and it looks as though it may be regaining some traction. The most recent script, written by David Self, has been tossed out the window, and the entire project has been handed over to Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines director Jonathan Mostow, who will rewrite and then direct the movie. It sounds as though The Sub-Mariner will follow in the path of all Marvel Comics movies and start with an origins script, explaining how Namor came to be a pivotal character in both our world and his undersea kingdom.
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