The inclusion of Zeus and Olympus in Thor: Love And Thunder could establish a secret connection between Namor and Atlantis before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Whereas Thor: Love and Thunder‘The introduction of Zeus and the Olympians no doubt ties into the cosmic, God-killing threat of Gorr the Butcher God, it also establishes a secret, ground-based MCU connection with Namor the Submarine. The angry King of Atlantis has been in Marvel Comics for over eight decades and is rumored to be making his official MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. However, an oft-forgotten connection between Olympus and Atlantis could foreshadow the eventual inclusion of Namor’s franchise for eagle-eyed fans.
Namor the Submarine was introduced in the post-Superman comic craze of 1939. Although his first appearance was technically in Movie Funnies Weekly #1 he was most famous part of Marvel Comics #1 with the first Human Torch and the Masked Raider. He’s often been billed as “Marvel’s first mutant” and has been a member of numerous groups like the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Illuminati. Now fans are confident that Namor will make his debut in black panther 2. Zeus has also been around longer than you might think, making its first appearance in 1949. Venus #5. The so-called “King of the Gods” is usually found in comics where Thor or Hercules are involved, although recent Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy comics have also featured him. The inclusion of Zeus could certainly pave the way for the introduction of Namor down the line.
After years of a Namor solo movie stuck in development hell at Universal Pictures, it looks like he’ll finally make his theatrical debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But suppose Marvel Studios wants to make audiences comfortable with the idea of Atlantis before introducing a character who poses a clear threat to DC’s second. Aquaman film. In this case, they could take inspiration from the comics and highlight an ancient connection between the underwater kingdom and Olympus. As shown on the The Incredible Hercules #123, Atlas was “doomed to hold high the heavens” in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after an ancient war between the Greek gods and the Titans. The ground where he stood before the continent fell to the depths of the ocean was named Atlantis because it meant “island of Atlas”. Russell Crowe’s Zeus might mention this earthly story in Thor: Love and Thunder as a configuration for the inclusion of Namor in the second Black Panther film.
Although they may introduce Namor later without mentioning Atlantis in Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios often includes Easter eggs and hints of upcoming characters in their movies and TV shows. Namor and Atlantis have already been mentioned several times in the MCU. Atlantis appears on a map during a scene in iron man 2and Okoye mentions suspicious “undersea earthquakes” off Africa in Avengers: Endgame. Getting Zeus to mention the origins of Olympus and its connection to Atlantis could be another way to give die-hard Marvel fans something to freak out about on social media. Marvel knows how to excite its rabid fanbase.
Providing MCU enthusiasts with more clues about Namor’s supposed inclusion in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever seems obvious. It is clear that Zeus and Olympus have an important role to play in Thor: Love and Thunder. With Atlantis’ origins in the comics tied directly to Olympus itself, playing on the little-known connection would interest moviegoers underwater before returning to Wakanda later this year.
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