Vin Diesel Talks Sub-Mariner, Fantastic Four’s Doom

Not all that long ago, Vin Diesel probably could have gotten a “Sub-Mariner” movie made if he wanted to. That time is long gone, but with the sudden re-emergence of the man’s career (a $72 million dollar opening weekend for one of your movies will do that), maybe Diesel has the pull once more to get Namor on the big screen. And failing that, how about joining a reboot?

In an interview with MTV to promote “Fast & Furious”, Vin Diesel talked about which comic book characters he’d like to tackle. He mentions Doctor Doom from “The Fantastic four” (not a bad choice, considering that The Powers That Be are giving out rumblings about rebooting the franchise), and also his long-standing desire to make a “Sub-Mariner” movie:

“I have some superhero favorites,” Diesel admitted. “I talked to ['The Surrogates' director] Jonathan Mostow about ‘Sub-Mariner,’ which could be interesting because of its World War II-New York connection.”

Okay, so nothing solid or anything, but you know, it’s a pretty slow news Monday.

In any case, it probably won’t happen, since I doubt Universal is going to let Vin Diesel run off and do a fish movie when he’s got “The Fast and Furious 5″ lined up. What, you didn’t know? After $72 million at the box office for part four, you bet your ass Universal will be cranking up a part five very soon. Just wait for the official announcement…

Below: Those bubbles? Not what you think. Ol Namor was always a little gassy in the mornings.



About Nix

View all Posts

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.

Cool Stories From Zergnet

  • chris

    hell yeah. we need a namor movie,let him do it.

  • chris

    hell yeah. we need a namor movie,let him do it.

  • Angelmci01

    God, if you love comic book movie fans, you won’t let Vin Diesel make this movie. Why, you may ask? One simple fact: I DON’T CARE HOW MANY WOMEN, MEN, WHATEVER FIND VIN DIESEL ATTRACTIVE HE CAN NOT ACT!!!!! I don’t care how many people go to see the Fast and the Furious (I’ve seen the first two, and Paul Walker was a lot better than Vin) that’s no reason why Vin Diesel should be put into a comic book movie. Personally, if he does appear in ANY comic book movie, I know tons of people who agree with me and will boycott the movie. Also, I know the Sub-Mariner is Marvel’s first mutant, and one of their first characters, but I really also don’t want to see ANY actor running around for two hours in a green fish scale speedo. Anyone with me?

    • Harry

      fuck u he a good actor u just cant act yourself so u have to hate him he would be great for the movies let him do it i will go see the movie if he plays in it

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      He’s a better actor than most think, though he’s mostly been type cast as the heavy, the thug, or the action hero. With his build not a bad thing. But here’s the thing. Arnold couldn;t act his way out of a wet paper bag when he first started and it wasn’t really until later in his career that he showed some genuine chops, Sly was only a step or so above and it took him a while to show his true skill as well. Vin is good when he’s in his elelment and really enjoying the role, and he was good in “Boiler Room” and “Find Me Guilty.”

      As for the Namor thing, Namor doesn’t even wear the speedo anymore. He actually looks pretty badass now!

  • Angelmci01

    God, if you love comic book movie fans, you won’t let Vin Diesel make this movie. Why, you may ask? One simple fact: I DON’T CARE HOW MANY WOMEN, MEN, WHATEVER FIND VIN DIESEL ATTRACTIVE HE CAN NOT ACT!!!!! I don’t care how many people go to see the Fast and the Furious (I’ve seen the first two, and Paul Walker was a lot better than Vin) that’s no reason why Vin Diesel should be put into a comic book movie. Personally, if he does appear in ANY comic book movie, I know tons of people who agree with me and will boycott the movie. Also, I know the Sub-Mariner is Marvel’s first mutant, and one of their first characters, but I really also don’t want to see ANY actor running around for two hours in a green fish scale speedo. Anyone with me?

  • Dummywood

    If Vin had to play any Marvel character, let him play D-Man. A big homeless guy with little brainpower and a nasty funk. Let him grow out the beard and call it a good cast.

    If anybody should play Namor, it should be Jude Law. Think about it.

  • Dummywood

    If Vin had to play any Marvel character, let him play D-Man. A big homeless guy with little brainpower and a nasty funk. Let him grow out the beard and call it a good cast.

    If anybody should play Namor, it should be Jude Law. Think about it.

  • Wotijo

    I wouldnt mind seeing him playing Namor as a secondary role into the Fantastic Four Saga (he had a crush on Sue, if i don't recall bad), but pleaseeee… not a two hours long film. Namor never was such a succesful or popular Marvel character. I'd rather love seeing The Inhumans instead of him.

  • Wotijo

    I wouldnt mind seeing him playing Namor as a secondary role into the Fantastic Four Saga (he had a crush on Sue, if i don't recall bad), but pleaseeee… not a two hours long film. Namor never was such a succesful or popular Marvel character. I'd rather love seeing The Inhumans instead of him.

  • Hhaa

    Vin Did good in the riddick movie he should stick with that!

  • JAS

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson………………As, Prince Namor,”The Submariner”!