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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JayC - 2020-01-10 @ 8:22 pm
On 1/8/2020 at 9:54 AM, tarot said:

@monron999it was univerisal who had the right to hulk and namor, not fox.

When did Universal have the rights to Namor? I dont ever remember hearing that. He is a mutant and a character with close ties to FF. Seems like he would have been a Fox character hook line and sinker.

silverback - 2020-01-09 @ 3:19 pm
11 hours ago, MonsterChris said:

Oh man. He's the best. Check him out via Satam's suggestions above. He's done so much great stuff and already played The Leader in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. His creepy voice is a national treasure.

okay, thanks for the info, will do.

MonsterChris - 2020-01-09 @ 3:45 am
1 hour ago, silverback said:

Okay MonsterChris, not familiar with this guy but if you say so. He's got a clean enough forehead to start with.

Oh man. He's the best. Check him out via Satam's suggestions above. He's done so much great stuff and already played The Leader in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. His creepy voice is a national treasure.

Satam - 2020-01-09 @ 3:16 am
1 hour ago, silverback said:

Okay MonsterChris, not familiar with this guy but if you say so. He's got a clean enough forehead to start with.

Have you ever seen the Re-Animator movies, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, Justice League Unlimited, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes...?

silverback - 2020-01-09 @ 2:05 am
10 hours ago, MonsterChris said:

There's no question in my mind that it should be The Leader. To date, we have two standalone movies and so far only a tease that never panned out. While Tim Blake Nelson did great with the part of Sam Sterns in The Incredible Hulk, there's also no question in my mind on who should play the green-skinned, super-powered version going forward: Jeffrey Combs.

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Okay MonsterChris, not familiar with this guy but if you say so. He's got a clean enough forehead to start with.

Falls22 - 2020-01-08 @ 6:49 pm

So many great possibilities here with Namor! F4! BP 2!

I would also love to see Mark Ruffalo gethis own Hulk solo film! so many new things to play with like Rick Jones! Doc Samson! Leader! Rulk! Maybe even have the movie open with Smart Hulk at one of those old shieldbases (maybe somethingelse now) and he is being like a doctor of some kind to abomination trying to help him and cure him like he did to himself and things could go sour from there. Possible A-bomb? Just all sorts of neat stuff to play with in the gamma world.

MonsterChris - 2020-01-08 @ 4:35 pm

As long as we're speculating about what-ifs, who here would line up for a team movie featuring Cumberbatch's Dr. Strange, Ruffalo's Hulk, the newly acquired Namor and Silver Surfer, and Thompson's Valkyrie? We can call it "The New Defenders" or "Dr. Strange and The Secret Defenders" to help distance it from the Netflix thing.

Maybe Dakota Fanning would be willing to shave her head for a Moondragon role?

monron999 - 2020-01-08 @ 4:11 pm
1 hour ago, tarot said:

@monron999it was univerisal who had the right to hulk and namor, not fox.

That may be the case, I knew Hulk was under Universal, but I honestly didn't know Namor was under them too. Many people reported thathis rights came back with the Fantastic Four. I'm not disputing any of the rights issues.All I'm saying is that sources were talking Namor in Black Panther 2 and Fantastic Fourmany monthsago and now it's suddnely big news that they can use him now. And no one comments on their previous rumors regarding his character. It's all so convoluted and what's worse is it's like all the sites all report the same things all at the same time to it's hard to sort out what could be true and what's most likely a crock.

Also, I'd like to throw Ed Helminto the mix of who would play a good Leader. It would be a total dick move.

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MonsterChris - 2020-01-08 @ 3:09 pm
7 minutes ago, silverback said:

All they need to get a good Hulk movie off the ground is first a great story, and then figure out what villain to use.

There's no question in my mind that it should be The Leader. To date, we have two standalone movies and so far only a tease that never panned out. While Tim Blake Nelson did great with the part of Sam Sterns in The Incredible Hulk, there's also no question in my mind on who should play the green-skinned, super-powered version going forward: Jeffrey Combs.

1031_coombs.thumb.jpg.0e08f926c046c02aa175882e47d1a85d.jpg

tarot - 2020-01-08 @ 2:54 pm

@monron999it was univerisal who had the right to hulk and namor, not fox.

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