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Statham = Namor?

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IESB interviews TRANSPORTER Jason Statham who talks about his comic book role aspirations:

I took a meeting for Sub-Mariner. I don’t know if I’d look right running around in a tight speedo with wings on my ankles but there’s so many cool fucking characters. The Hulk, I’ve always been a big fan of but Ed Norton’s doing that. And rightly so. He’s fucking amazing. And he’s working with Louis Leterrier, believer it or not who did The Transporter. I’m trying to think of what would be a good comic book character for me to play. You know, there’s talk of them redoing The Crow. That was a good movie with Brandon Lee, although that was years ago. So if that one comes my way, bang! You know, there’s so many comic book movies out there and most of the time there’s only a handful of people who can do them any justice. Hopefully, they’ll come my way for one of them.


This Statham as Subby thing is particularly appropriate since in his youth the action-star was an international level diver, once placing 12th in the World Platform Championships. So he knows his way around a Speedo and the whole underwater thing.

  1. I’d take Statham as Namor. He has the look for it, and I think his accent would work for it. I hope that the FF would make an appearence in it, though. I’d love Statham to molest Jessica Alba. :)

  2. And then he could fight “Ze Germans”!

    Sorry- no matter how many movies he does, he’ll always be Turkish from Snatch to me…! Which is not to say that I don’t like him in other movies; the second Transporter was a real good popcorn flick- just to name one. I’d love to see him play Subby.

  3. “You know, there’s talk of them redoing The Crow. That was a good movie with Brandon Lee, although that was years ago. So if that one comes my way, bang!”

    Unfortunate way with words, Mr. Statham.

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