Black Panther 2 Making Drastic Changes to Namor

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In case you didn't know, not only will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever introduce fans to T'Challa's official successor, but it will also mark the highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Namor the Submariner. Long-time readers of the comics have been eagerly awaiting his arrival for years now but it looks like Marvel Studios will completely be ignoring the character's comic book roots.

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The casting of Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta was already a dead giveaway that the studio could be making some tweaks to the character and now, we might have just confirmed that Namor will in fact be presented differently in the MCU's Earth-616.

According to a report from Chippu, the iconic Marvel character and one of the key members of the Illuminati won't be originating from Atlantis and will rather come from a submerged city in Mexican culture. Namor is said to be a son of a mortal and the queen of the aforementioned city.

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While I'm not the biggest fan of studios shying away from a character's source material, this rumored change to Namor is quite intriguing and makes total sense considering the actor playing the character is of Mexican heritage. Of course, we've yet to confirm whether or not the report is actually true so I guess we'll just have to wait until Black Panther: Wakanda Forever drops in November.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated for theatrical release on November 11, 2022.