Namor is a dream role for TMNT 2’s Brian Tee

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Marvel now has the movie rights to Namor, according to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada during Kevin Smith’s podcast. So with the Sub-Mariner joining Marvel, we’ve already got an actor who’s interested in playing him.

Brian Tee, who plays Shredder, has been promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he was asked about his dream role.

He first said that “very few and far between, Asian-Americans and people of color are given these opportunities to be leads in films.” Even if he doesn’t get the part, he said, “I would love to see more of that. The time has come for us to allow those situations to happen.”

After that, he finally talks about how he would like to play Namor.

“This is what: Just saying, Marvel Studios just picked up the rights to Namor, who is the Sub-Mariner, and I would love to play the Sub-Mariner,” Tee said. “I grew up as a comic geek and the Sub-Mariner is one of my childhood’s fondest superheroes. I feel like I can play him! If there is one role, right now, that I would love to play, it would be Namor.”

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