Eternal may have sparked the event that finally brings Namor the Sub-Mariner and his corner of the Marvel Universe to the MCU in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While his role has not been fully confirmed by Marvel, the Avenging Son is expected to be the main villain of the series. Black Panther continuation. After years of persistent rumors about the character’s inclusion, it was reported that an actor for the iconic antihero had been found in Tenoch Huerta.
As someone who is arguably the most important character in Marvel’s library who has never been adapted into live action, Namor is one of the most anticipated additions to the MCU in Phase 4. Namor, whose history in the comics stretches to the end. going back to 1939, he’s sure to offer a ton of storytelling potential when he and his underwater kingdom make their MCU debut. After all, Namor and Atlantis have been an integral part of a number of important stories and crossovers in Marvel Comics involving the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, making him a good candidate to be a great gamer. in any large-scale story. Marvel has planned its future. Additionally, his rank as a superhero, antihero, and villain gives Marvel a number of ways he can be used.
With a character as significant as Namor on the horizon, it would make sense for Marvel to start laying the groundwork for him early, which he seemed to be doing when he dropped a cryptic line about underwater earthquakes in Avengers Endgame. A much more direct second link may be entering Eternal. The final trailer for the Phase 4 movie, which provided the biggest drop in information about the movie since the cast reveal, indicates that Eternal could show the origin of Atlantis.
Theory: The Eternals final trailer shows the fall of Atlantis
the Eternal The trailer showed some geological disasters, such as a volcanic eruption and a devastating earthquake near an ocean. What it looks like is the fusion of land and sea. This could have something to do with the “end of the worldScenario mentioned by Lia McHugh’s Sprite in the modern part of the movie, or it could have something to do with Eternal ‘ Immerse yourself in the ancient history of the MCU. Eternal It is confirmed to date back 7,000 years, which means the movie may show how the continent sank into the Atlantic Ocean. Also, it would make sense for the MCU narrative, especially considering that Namor’s arrival is very close to Eternal and the fact that the fall of Atlantis in Marvel Comics has ties to the characters and concepts that appear in the film.
Origin and background of the Atlantis comics
In the comics, Atlantis is an advanced underwater civilization populated by blue-skinned, water-breathing humanoids ruled by Namor, the half-human, half-Atlantean mutant. However, it was once a completely different place, one that existed above, and not below, the surface of the ocean. Ruled by King Kamuu, the city of Atlantis went to war with a nation called Lemuria 20,000 years ago. At the time, Lemuria was home to the Deviants, a race of grotesque monsters created as a genetic offshoot of humanity by the Celestials. Back then, Lemuria was launching conquests on civilizations everywhere, with Atlantis among its many threats. Fearful for the survival of his people, King Kamuu resorted to desperate measures as he unleashed the greatest weapon in Atlantis, the heads of serpents. The Serpent’s Head released an enormous amount of magma from the Earth. The problem with King Kamuu’s plan is that it worked. too well.
His attack on the Deviants destabilized Atlantis resulting in several geological incidents. The situation turned from bad to worse when the Celestials got into the mix with an assault on Lemuria. The far-reaching aftermath of his offensive efforts against the Deviants sank Lemuria, simultaneously driving the nail into the coffin of Atlantis at the same time. Several millennia later, an evolutionary process initiated by experiments carried out by devious scientists led to the birth of the water-breathing Atlanteans and the rise of their massive kingdom.
How Atlantis and Namor appear in Black Panther 2
Marvel hasn’t revealed any details on what the MCU version of Atlantis will be, but all signs point to it being a rival kingdom to Atlantis, which would mean Marvel’s idea is to adapt the Wakanda-Atlantis conflict from the comics. Endgame’s Apparent reference to him hinted that Wakanda was already aware of Atlantis. In the comics, these two civilizations have been at odds ever since. Defenders # 84 in 1980. Leading their respective sides in each war are Namor and Black Panther, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Unfortunately he will have to move in a different direction as he will be missing Chadwick Boseman. Instead of T’Challa fighting Namor for the future of Wakanda, it will depend on others. Black Panther characters to fight Namor, whose colossal strength places him close to the level of Thor, Hercules and the Hulk.
How Eternals Can Inspire Black Panther’s Villain
Similar to how the plot of Eternal it is now confirmed to be a consequence of Avengers Endgame, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The villain may be motivated by previous MCU events. The trailer has revealed that Emergence (a term apparently used to describe the modern rise of the Deviants) is happening due to the energy that was released by the second click. The Atlanteans could be enraged by such an event, particularly if the Atlantis story is intertwined with the Deviants in the same way it is in the comics. Ancient battles between the Deviants, the Eternals, and their own ancestors could have caused their entire continent to sink.
The Atlanteans might share a deep-seated hatred for their entire species. If that’s the case, it’s easy to understand why they would be upset about the appearance in Eternal. Since the humans were the ones who inadvertently started it with the second click, the Atlanteans may decide to blame the humans. Another factor that could contribute to his frustrations is the original battle with Thanos (Josh Brolin). They may not know the details about what happened or why, but they might know that the event that wiped out half of everyone in the universe occurred within the borders of Wakanda. A combination of this knowledge, his warlike tendencies, and hatred for the surface dwellers may be enough to inspire Namor to conquer Wakanda in Black Panther: Wakanda forever.
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