Will Namor Be The Villain In “Iron Man 3?” Probably Not.

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01.31.12 5 Comments

So, you may have been hearing that Namor is the villain for “Iron Man 3”. This is based on three things:

  • They’re shooting at a studio in Wilmington, North Carolina, that happens to have a huge water tank.
  • There was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reference to Atlantis in “Iron Man 2”.
  • Shane Black, like, totally dissed The Mandarin.
  • Fans desperately want “Iron Man 3” to center around “Demon In A Bottle”.

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, fanboys, but we can think of a couple of very good reasons why, in fact, this won’t happen.

First of all, there’s no guarantee they’re adapting “Demon In a Bottle”, or that they’re using the water tank extensively. Secondly, Namor just isn’t that popular a character: witness his recent ongoing bombing after less than a year in print. Thirdly, considering he’s a part of the Defenders, and Marvel has a Doctor Strange movie coming…

We’re not ruling out his showing up; Marvel loves throwing in little cookies like this. But it seems unlikely they’re going to try and pull a “Catwoman” with one of their most popular franchises.

[ via the Atlanteans at ComicBook ]

image courtesy Marvel Comics

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