Very few have released about Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverit’s weird that the movie will hit theaters in November. The long-awaited sequel of 2018 Black Panther remains shrouded in secrecy, and Marvel Studios will do their best to reveal as little as possible. In fact, Marvel hasn’t even confirmed the identity of Wakanda Forevervillain.
Despite this, MCU fans in general feel confident that the villain of Wakanda Forever would be Namor the Sub-Mariner. The formidable manga character has been rumored to be in Black Panther sequel for over a year now, and actor Tenoch Huerta is expected to play the role.
But that doesn’t mean fans should expect the character to be too similar to the one they know in the comics.
Leakage – Chippu reported that, although Namor will play an important role in Wakanda Forever, the film will introduce a new character. MCU Namor will obviously not come from Atlantis, but from a sunken city in Central America. However, Namor will still be the son of a human and a queen from the city said in the comics.
In other words, fans probably shouldn’t expect Atlantis to be part of the MCU. Instead, Marvel and Wakanda Forever The creative team seems to have come up with a new underwater home for Namor, one that aligns with Tenoch Huerta’s Mexican roots. Of course, this is just a rumor for now.
Namor’s Home – If Marvel is changing Namor’s underwater home from Atlantis to one based in Central America, the studio has opened the door for them to achieve two things with the depiction. Wakanda Forever villain.
For starters, this change will hopefully reduce the number of inevitable comparisons between the MCU’s Namor and DC’s Aquaman, a character who also hails from Atlantis and is also part human and half robot. Besides, Wakanda Forever has a much better chance of making Namor’s house look like it exists in the real world.
By moving Namor’s home to Central America, Wakanda Forever could make it feel as concrete and culturally authentic as Wakanda himself did in Black Panther. That’s important, especially considering the underwater city of Namor is rumored to be at war with Wakanda. If neither side of that conflict feels realistic, it will be hard for anyone to invest in it.
The Inverse Analysis – Comic readers may be disappointed to hear that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will most likely change Namor’s origin story. But while there have been plenty of controversial changes Marvel Studios has made to its comic book lore over the years, this serves as an example where some of the changes make sense.
Namor’s relocation not only allows the studio to avoid some of the inevitable comparisons Wakanda Forever will receive Aquaman, but it also gives Marvel the chance to make its Atlantis replacement unique. Whether the studio succeeds in breathing life into Namor’s home as it did with Wakanda remains to be seen.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on November 11, 2022.
https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/black-panther-2-leak-namor-change ‘Black Panther 2’ leak reveals a massive twist to Namor’s origin story