Tuesday, November 5, 2013
We have seen brief glimpses of undersea worlds in films like Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and The Abyss, but there has yet to be a big blockbuster that features an underwater civilization as its centerpiece. Underwater filming is difficult and expensive, so it is no surprise. Still, I think that special effects are finally at a place where a huge undersea epic could finally be realized. Who will be the first superhero to take advantage, Sub-Mariner or Aquaman? I think it rests with the rights for Namor - if he his with Marvel Studios, then he's a sure bet to make it to the big screen first, and if he is tied up with the Fantastic Four at 20th Century Fox, then Aquaman has a fighting chance.