How Namor Could Join the MCU
Namor has been teased subtly in the recent blockbuster hit Avengers: Endgame when Black Widow checked with fellow Avengers on possible threats 5 years after the Decimation.
Okoye, in discussion with Natasha via holographic imaging mentioned that there are sub-oceanic earthquakes happening off the coast in Africa. Natasha then asks if this earthquake needs to be handled in which Okoye simply responds that there is nothing that can be done about it.
This scene simply implies on what is coming next in MCU, probably for the upcoming sequel to Black Panther. Namor the Sub-Mariner, born Namor McKenzie is a mutant son of Leonard McKenzie, a human sea captain and Fen, princess of the undersea kingdom of Atlantis. Often depicted as an anti-hero,
Namor possesses superhuman powers including super strength, flight as well as aquatic abilities of the Homo Mermanus race like telepathic ability to communicate with all marine life.
So, how will Namor fit into the MCU and Black Panther 2?
Obviously, Black Panther 2 will follow the events right after Avengers Endgame. We see T'Challa celebrating with his sister Shuri and mother Ramonda after the defeat of Thanos and his army.
We learned by the end of the 1st Black Panther film that Wakanda is now open to the world and I have one possible theory on how this will lead to conflict with Atlantis and introduce Namor.
Wakanda, now gives aid to UN through technological advancements with the use of vibranium. My theory is that, in one underwater expedition; Atlantis was accidentally discovered by Marine Biologist Dr. Lemuel Dorcas, leading to their exposure into the surface world.
This event angered Namor, seeing it as a threat to his kingdom and people. He then sent his Atlantean army to the surface world tp wreak havoc. In order to handle the chaos, the UN government will then heed for King T’Challa’s aid given the original Avengers is no more (the Spider-Man: Far
From Home trailer indicates Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Thor are unavailable to help).
This is by far one of the most possible ways to introduce Namor into the MCU and how he will end up being the villain to King T’Challa’s Black Panther.
By then, we just have to wait and see what’s in store for Marvel's phase 4 which will start right after phase 3 ending with Spider-Man: Far From Home this July.
- Joe Van Riel Gellica