Who is Namor, the big bad guy from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?

A movie trailer Black Panther: Wakanda Forever allows you to discover new images of Namor, the big bad. Who is he ?

Disney and Marvel released a new trailer for the film on October 3, 2022. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This blockbuster, which will be in theaters on November 9, is important because it will close Phase IV of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also be a tribute to the actor Chadwick Boseman, broke by illness (and who has not been replaced in the title role).

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will obviously be an opportunity to introduce new characters, in particular Namor. Played by Tenoch Huerta, he will be the big villain of the film. Who is he ? What are his powers? Here is what we know about the protagonist, knowing that there will be differences compared to the version seen in the comics.

Namor is a bit like Marvel’s Aquaman

You will have noticed it in the trailer: Namor, or the Prince of the Seas, passes several sequences under water. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, he is described as the king of an underwater territory called Talocan. This is a first freedom from the comics, where Namor directs Atlantis (he echoes Aquaman, DC Comics superhero). Talocan is inspired by the Maya civilization and is a kind of mirror of Wakanda (a secret and very rich territory). Namor is therefore the equal of Black Panther for Talocan: a ruler who first seeks to protect his people. Except that he does not hesitate to use the strong way. ” Only the most broken people can become great leaders he says in the trailer. His people call him the Feathered Serpent God.

In an interview published on October 3 on Entertainment Weeklydirector Ryan Coogler says of Namor: “ He has some really unique powers that don’t always seem to be compatible. He can breathe underwater, of course, but he also has little wings on his ankles.. In the trailer, we can actually see it flying. To these skills is obviously added superhuman strength, which is even more true when he is underwater.

Name in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. // Source: Screenshot

In the comics, Namor is a mutant sometimes affiliated with the X-Men. Will this other specificity be respected in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ? Nothing is less sure. But, it would be a new opportunity to gradually introduce mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — something that’s been possible since Disney bought out Fox, while a movie Deadpool 3 is in the works with Wolverine in the cast. If that were the case, Namor could be more than just a villain with akin to Black Panther motivations.

Source: Numerama by www.numerama.com.

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