Chris Columbus Passes on Sub-Mariner

While in New York doing press for his new film adaptation of the hit musical Rent, Chris Columbus, director of the first two “Harry Potter” movies, mentioned that he probably won’t be doing a movie based on the Marvel Comics character Prince Namor, better known as Sub-Mariner, as previously announced by Variety last year.

Right now, he says that he doesn’t know what he will do next, and he probably won’t even think about it until after he’s done promoting his new film. He also thought it would be too difficult to move his whole family back to England in order to direct another chapter of the “Harry Potter” franchise, as much as he enjoys the fifth and sixth books.

Source: Edward Douglas