Published On: Sun, May 22nd, 2022

Namor Rumored to Get New Origin Story in ‘Black Panther 2’

Namor the Submariner in Avengers #8.

Rumors are swimming about Marvel’s own aquatic antagonist Namor the Sub-Mariner. The character is set to make his MCU debut in November’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where he’ll be played by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico, The Forever Purge). The son of a human sea captain and a princess of the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, Namor’s origin story will be changed from its ancient Greek roots to one of Mayan culture. It’s an adaptation that makes sense given Huerta’s casting, and it also opens up opportunities for Latinx representation within the MCU, which is nearly non-existent.

According to entertainment website Chippu, Atlantis will be traded for a Mexican/Central American submerged city, with Namor seeking help from Wakanda to keep the sunken city hidden from humans. The change in location also helps differentiate Namor from his DC Comics counterpart Aquaman, whose own origin story is based in Atlantis. It’s also rumored that humans will discover Namor’s homeland thanks to new technology from none other than RiRi Williams (Dominique Thorne), who also makes her MCU debut in Wakanda Forever.

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