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Given that this whole “Marvel experiment” started out with the novel concept of Frankensteining a couple of superheroes into the same movie franchise, it’s amazing to think that a mere decade after it started the MCU has sprouted into a cinematic universe nearly as broad, quirky and detailed as could be found in any comic book. We went from six disparate superheroes – nearly half of which didn’t have a proper movie yet – to a twenty-one movie mega franchise with crazier and crazier superheroes coming out of the woodwork every couple of months.
Now we have so much more than the retroactively vanilla-seeming ensemble of Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye and Captain America. We also have the Winter Soldier. We also have the Scarlet Witch and Vision. We also have Ant-Man and the Wasp. We have Spider-Man. We have Doctor Strange. We have the Guardians of the Galaxy AND we have Captain Marvel. We have Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Punisher and Iron Fist in reserve on the small screen. We have the agents of SHIELD and agent Carter there too. We have the Inhumans and we have the Runaways.
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In a twee that has since been redacted, Doctor Strange (2016) director Scott Derrickson hinted that the sequel to his 2016 horror-adjacent MCU outing would include the throwback anti-hero Namor the Sub-Mariner. The tweet included a an image from a 2011 comic in which Doctor Strange teamed up with the iconic Atlantean, and included the caption “Are you experienced?”
So who the heck is this Aquaman rip-off, anyway? Well, as it turns out, he’s the guy that Aquaman ripped off all the way back in his 1941 debut. Arriving on the comic scene a full two years before his DC rival, Namor the Sub-Mariner, sometimes referred to as “the first...
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