Is Namor Hidden in the 'Thor: Ragnarok' Trailer?

Author Thumbnail BY Brian McCormick - April 11, 2017

 

Marvel may have incidentally leaked a major character in the above teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. Hidden in a freeze frame from the trailer, at the 51 second mark, we see Thor being dragged, presumbly to the the Grandmaster after being captured. In the distance, there is a figure with a trident. We captured a picture below:

In the world of Marveldom, there is no more iconic a trident than the one of Namor (also Neptune). Perhaps it is just an ordinary weapon for the arena, but in a battle that features a God (Thor) and the Incredible Hulk, certainly they could also capture Namor.

It also makes sense that they would capture other powerful beings throughout the Marvel universe and set them up for an appearance in Infinity War and future films. Namor is one of Marvel's iconic characters who has yet to debut in a film. With Iron Man potentially being near the end of RDJ's run, new characters are needed to keep the MCU fresh, and Namor can do that. He is a complex character that can be both a hero and a villain, and occupies a largely unseen world in the current MCU.

There is still some debate to whether Marvel can actually include Namor in the MCU. They previously sold the film rights of the character to Universal Pictures in the 1930s. Universal never made a movie about him, and it was assumed that the rights had reverted back to Marvel. Over the past 10 years, there have been many questions regarding who owned the rights. The most recent reports indicated that Marvel Studios can use the character. According to Kevin Feige in 2014, they can, but "there are entanglements that make it less easy".

Do you think the picture is of Namor with his trident? Would you be excited to see Namor in the MCU? Leave us a comment below!

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Brian McCormick is a Fantasy and Science Fiction enthusiast & Co Founder of Epicstream.com