Marvel Movie Rumor Round-Up - Hulk, Namor And Madripoor

Marvel Movie Rumor Round-Up - Hulk, Namor And Madripoor


Jay Cochran - January 08, 2020
This is a new segment were we attempt to round-up all the crazy MCU movie rumors that seem to hit the Internet on almost a daily basis. Granted many of these rumors have absolutely no basis in truth and seem to be passed around primarily for click-bait purposes. For most of these, unless stated otherwise we aren't really treating them as serious news, but we thought it might be fun to pass along in order to speculate about the "What Ifs" that might come from them. It should go without saying, but these rumors do lend themselves to potential SPOILERS.

For today we start off with rumors that began circulating this week in regards to Hulk and Namor. Supposedly Disney has "secretly" regained the distribution rights to the Hulk character, which at least previously was held by Universal. This agreement with Universal is the number one reason generally given for why Hulk has never been given a solo movie since actor Mark Ruffalo took over the role in the first Avengers movie from Edward Norton. As we understand it, It's not that Disney couldn't have made a Hulk solo movie, it's just that the profits would have to be split, which made it not worth doing. So if the rumors are true that Disney has now retained the full distribution rights for Hulk, conceivably we might see another solo Hulk movie, though likely not until at least phase 5. Phase 4 has already been mapped out so they wouldn't likely be able to squeeze in a solo Hulk movie there.

Now the big question I have, if Disney retained the distribution rights, why would it be a secret? Why wouldn't Disney come out and simply say yeah Hulk is home again? Seems kinda flimsy to us, but we will see. I do suspect we will see Ruffalo and the Hulk show up in the near future for the upcoming Disney+ She-Hulk series.

Namor's name was also included in these rumors, but I don't know why that is news. Namor I believe originally fell under the mutant category or at the very least Fantastic Four, both of which were previously held by Fox. Namor should be a character Disney has full control over after the recent Fox acquisition. While I don't see a Namor solo movie happening, I am sure Disney has plans for the first mutant. They already gave us a Namor tease in Avengers: Endgame when they talked about Earthquakes being reported in the oceans near Wakanda. In the comics T'Challa and Namor are not the best of friends, so a good bet is that Namor may show up as a headache for the Wakanda king in the next Black Panther movie.

Now for a rumor we are giving a little more credence to. There are reports that Bucky and Falcon might be heading to the Marvel made-up island of Madripoor sometime soon in their new Disney+ series. This rumor stems from set-photos that surfaced online featuring the flag of Madripoor.

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The flag of Madripoor has been seen in the set of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier 👀 - Thanks to Twitter user Luke Hatcher, it seems that a portion of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will take place on the fictional island of Madripoor! - This island is pretty important in some X-Men comics! 🔥 / La bandera de Madripoor fue vista en el set de “Falcon And The Winter Soldier” 👀 - Gracias al usuario de Twitter, luke Hatcher, parece ser que parte de la serie de “Falcon And The Winter Soldier” tomara lugar en la isla de Madripoor 👀 - Esta isla juega un papel importante en algunos comics de X-Men y es importante para los mutantes 🔥 • • • #marvel #marvelstudios #mcu #ucm #marvelcomics #ironman #avengers #avengersendgame #avengersinfinitywar #thor #captainamerica #captainmarvel #spiderman #scarlettjohansson #natasharomanoff #spidermanfarfromhome #disneyplus #robertdowneyjr #chrisevans #brielarson #Ryanreynolds #disneyplus

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Now Madripoor in it's own right isn't really that newsworthy, but in the comics it's sometimes been the home of a certain mutant who is the best at what he does. In the original Wolverine solo comic he stayed there for a time using the alias Patch. We aren't saying just because Bucky and Falcon are heading to Madripoor means they will run into Wolverine, but it would be kinda cool if they did, even if it was just a tease.

Let us know what you think about these rumors in the comments below and feel free to share other rumors you might have come across. Again we aren't giving a whole lot of validity to any of this, but it's always fun to speculate.





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leokearon - 2020-02-13 @ 6:13 pm

According to more Spider-woman reports/rumours Sony are eyeingMichelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead) to direct andAlicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) to star as Jessica

Atlantis - 2020-02-13 @ 5:15 pm
15 hours ago, SpiderS said:

Unlike Black widow there was always special connection between Spider-People, for exampletake 90s Spider GIrl (not MC2 one with May) series where Madame web gathered both Spider Women for the series and then again in more recentSpider-Verse, so theres definitely far more connection there than with Black Widow and if Marvel/Sony want to do live actionSpider-Verse movie establishing some form of connection between spider people in some spiritual totemic wayis a good idea.

No, there was not "always a connection"; that has been retconned (spider-verse) because she wasn't part of anything to do with Spider-Man in the beginning. But its all moot now, becausenow she IS in it. Also, keep in mind that the MCU isn't the same as the comics.I have to remind myself of that all the time!

leokearon - 2020-02-13 @ 5:07 pm
2 hours ago, MonsterChris said:

Licensing arrangements for comic properties can sure get weird. So if they get Jessica, do they get Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D.? Those're kinda big pieces to her story. I doubt Sony would want to try to flex on Disney like that given the already tenuous Spidey situation though. Tricky stuff.

Yeah, I know. I try to ignore it.

They could easily just create their own terrorist group and anti-terrorist group.

Ah yes, headcanon is always stronger than actually canon.

MonsterChris - 2020-02-13 @ 3:08 pm
14 hours ago, Atlantis said:

She shouldn't be. She has no relation whatsoever to Spider-Man. Sure, she has the name and (somewhat) similar powers, but so does the Black Widow.

On the other hand if your a fan of hers and want to see her on the big screen MCU, now you've got a shot.

Licensing arrangements for comic properties can sure get weird. So if they get Jessica, do they get Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D.? Those're kinda big pieces to her story. I doubt Sony would want to try to flex on Disney like that given the already tenuous Spidey situation though. Tricky stuff.

6 hours ago, leokearon said:

Jessica has been pushed as a Spidey-character since Spiderverse where her powers are reveal to stem from the same totemic forces as Spidey

Yeah, I know. I try to ignore it.

leokearon - 2020-02-13 @ 8:21 am
10 hours ago, MonsterChris said:

I'm not arguing the credibility or the rumor (I'm just not plugged in enough to have an informed opinion), but how in the heck is Jessica Drew covered under the Spider-Man-related characters movie license?

Jessica has been pushed as a Spidey-character since Spiderverse where her powers are reveal to stem from the same totemic forces as Spidey

SpiderS - 2020-02-13 @ 1:33 am
1 hour ago, Atlantis said:

She shouldn't be. She has no relation whatsoever to Spider-Man. Sure, she has the name and (somewhat) similar powers, but so does the Black Widow.

On the other hand if your a fan of hers and want to see her on the big screen MCU, now you've got a shot.

Unlike Black widow there was always special connection between Spider-People, for exampletake 90s Spider GIrl (not MC2 one with May) series where Madame web gathered both Spider Women for the series and then again in more recentSpider-Verse, so theres definitely far more connection there than with Black Widow and if Marvel/Sony want to do live actionSpider-Verse movie establishing some form of connection between spider people in some spiritual totemic wayis a good idea.

Atlantis - 2020-02-13 @ 12:04 am
19 hours ago, MonsterChris said:

I'm not arguing the credibility or the rumor (I'm just not plugged in enough to have an informed opinion), but how in the heck is Jessica Drew covered under the Spider-Man-related characters movie license?

She shouldn't be. She has no relation whatsoever to Spider-Man. Sure, she has the name and (somewhat) similar powers, but so does the Black Widow.

On the other hand if you're a fan of hers and want to see her on the big screen MCU, now you've got a shot.

tarot - 2020-02-12 @ 10:09 pm
38 minutes ago, MonsterChris said:

I'm not arguing the credibility or the rumor (I'm just not plugged in enough to have an informed opinion), but how in the heck is Jessica Drew covered under the Spider-Man-related characters movie license?

She's spiderwoman. Doesnt matter if she has barely anything to do with parker she is still under the spiderman brand

MonsterChris - 2020-02-12 @ 9:32 pm
1 hour ago, JayC said:

For today we start off with a rumor that says Sony is planning on bringing Jessica Drew to the big screen as the original Spider-Woman. There is no question Sony seems intent on expanding it's Spider-Movie Universe, and Spider-Woman does seem like a obvious choice for a solo film. The only indication that this is something actually happening is based on a report made by a guy named Daniel Richtman who broke the news on his Patreon account.

I'm not arguing the credibility or the rumor (I'm just not plugged in enough to have an informed opinion), but how in the heck is Jessica Drew covered under the Spider-Man-related characters movie license?

Atlantis - 2020-02-12 @ 8:27 pm

I had really hoped they'd get a Sub-Mariner movie out before Aquaman; knew it was not to be, because of all the licensing issues. Nevertheless Namor could be great, if handled properly. Frankly I never liked the idea of him and the Black Panther as enemies, so if that's not on the MCU screen I wont complain. The Sub-Mariner was Marvel's first superhero (along with original Torch), and he deserves a great premiere. A rich character that has so much more to bring to the universe than a contrived feud with Wakanda, but again if they handle it right, it could be a great story.

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