Jason Statham as the Sub-Mariner?
Action-film star Jason Statham recently commented that he was involved in at least one meeting related to a Sub-Mariner feature film, and that he’d be more than happy to portray the big-screen counterpart of several comic-book characters.
According to this interview with IESB, the Transporter star "took a meeting" for Sub-Mariner, but expressed some uncertainty about his ability to fill the Marvel hero’s, umm… tights?
"I don’t know if I’d look right running around in a tight speedo with wings on my ankles," said Statham.
Along with expressing a desire to play The Hulk (but deferring to upcoming Incredible Hulk star, Edward Norton), Statham threw his name into the mix for a proposed remake of The Crow, the 1994 film whose star, Brandon Lee, met a tragic end while filming.
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.