Is Marvel reinventing the origin story of one of its characters to give it a Mexican background?
The rumor mill was spinning fast this past weekend when unconfirmed reports surfaced on social media that Marvel’s aquatic superhero Namor the Submarine was set to drop his connection to Atlantis for another kingdom beneath. sailor closer to Mexico for the future. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Even the verified profile that belongs to Marvel Comics Mexico retweeted rumors that when Namor makes his first appearance in wakanda forever later this year he will have Mexican roots.
If the rumors turn out to be true, the writing may have already been on the wall since last summer when the Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) was thrown into wakanda forever and rumors began to spread that he would take on the role of Namor.
Twitter users had a lot to say when they found out that Marvel could change Namor’s origin story, which was first presented to comic book readers in 1939. Some thought it was a great way to continue expanding the Latino influence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Xochitl GomezAmerica Chavez was recently introduced to the public in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of madness and Oscar Isaac did well as the lead character on Disney+ Moon Knight, so let’s continue like this, right? Do not forget this bad bunny will also play El Muerto in a standalone Marvel film for Sony Pictures.
However, the internet wouldn’t be the internet without its detractors — mostly Twitter users who didn’t like the idea that Namor wasn’t originally from Atlantis.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters on November 11, 2022.