“Living in Hawaii, I’m always in the water,” explained Kim during an interview with UGO, “And I think Sub-Mariner looks Asian. So I feel like if there’s any one I could play, it would be him. I’ve met with Marvel about a few other things, but if and when it becomes appropriate — sure, if they’d have me.”
Prior to starring on “Lost,” Kim appeared in an impressive array of genre TV series including “Crusade,” “Angel,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Charmed” and “24.” Kim has also voiced Metron of the New Gods in the “Justice League Unlimited” animated series. His next role will be as Detective Chin Ho Kelly in a potential revival of “Hawaii Five-O.”
Namor was created back in 1939 by Bill Everett and is one of Marvel’s earliest superhero characters.
Back in 2006, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” director Jonathan Mostow signed on to write and direct a “Namor” feature film. Last year, Mostow told MTV News that the project was still in the works.
“These characters have been around forever and to really do justice to them and make the right movie, you have to get the script right,” said Mostow. “So we’re still working on that and we’ll see. With everything Marvel, we like to keep it in a shroud of secrecy.”
Vin Diesel has also previously expressed his interest in appearing as Namor in a potential feature film.
Do you think that Daniel Dae Kim would be a good choice for “Namor”? If not, then who would you pick to portray Namor? Should any potential “Namor” movie tie into “Captain America” and “The Avengers”? Count your fishes later and let us know what you’re thinking in our comment section or on Twitter!