When the Black Panther 2 trailer was finally unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, many new characters were teased to appear in the mcu after. One of them was Namor the Submarine, who will be played by Tenoch Huerta. The character has a long history in the Marvel Comics Universe – created by Bill Everett in 1939 – but new Black Panther 2 merchandise suggests they’ll be making some major changes to set the Marvel movies iteration apart from its previous counterpart. comics.
In the Marvel comics, Namor is the ruler of Atlantis. However, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Namor’s ceremonial attire in the trailer is more akin to Mayan or Aztec mythology than Atlantean mythology. This led to rumors that, in the Marvel movie, at least, Namor wouldn’t rule Atlantis at all.
This theory in turn seems to be confirmed by the official Black Panther 2 merchandising, which is available for pre-order from the Hasbro website. As part of the Marvel Legends series of action figures, a Namor figure is listed on the site.
The figure comes with a description that reads: “Ruler of Talocan, an ancient civilization hidden in the depths of the ocean, Namor will stop at nothing to protect his people.”
According ScreenRant, the name of this underwater kingdom, Talocan, is derived from the Aztec legend of Tlālōcān. Like Asgard, Tlālōcān is a realm ruled by a God – in this case, Tlālōc, the Rain God. Considering that with his Aztec-inspired outfit, it looks like Namor is meant to replace Tlālōc, which means Marvel doesn’t need to risk competing with the DCEUAtantis’ own ruler, Aquaman.
Personally, I hope The boys supe The Deep ends up making an appearance. Black Panther 2 will arrive in theaters in November 2022.