Rumors had been going around for a while that the Black Panther sequel will deal with a clash between Wakanda and the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and while we don’t have anything official from Marvel Studios yet, a rumor is going around that the film has already cast Namor, the Submariner.
As per The Illuminerdi, Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta has been cast as Marvel’s king of Atlantis. In the comics, Namor is considered to be the first mutant and was considered to be an antihero of sorts, being short-tempered and critical of the ‘surface dwellers.’ He’s one of the first Marvel characters from the comics and has been an ally of Captain America in the past.
We don’t know what exactly is going to go down in Wakanda Forever, but some suspect that the ‘underwater earthquake’ that Okoye talks about in Avengers: Endgame is a set-up for Namor. With T’Challa opening up his country in Black Panther, it would be interesting if he (or his successor) would then face another king of a secret kingdom who also has a distrust for strangers.
Who knows? Maybe we can even get a flashback scene where Namor actually interacts with Chris Evan’s Captain America during WWII. It could be great set-up for the character, and we know fans love an unexpected Marvel cameo.
We should just take these rumors with a grain of salt for now, as nothing official has been confirmed by Marvel. In the meantime, fans wait for the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on July 8, 2022.