Marvel Leak Reveals Revolutionary New God In ‘Black Panther 2’
Namor’s appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took a long time to come. Since T’Challa’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his longtime rival Namor has also been in the conversation. His history in Marvel Comics is long, predating most of the Avengers, so he seemed like a shoo-in for a big-screen appearance. Fans are expecting actor Tenoch Huerta to take on the role, and it’s looking increasingly likely.
But how will he take into account the mysterious history of black panther 2? A new leak suggests we’ll see her story and the story of her people, another ancient and secret society.
A leak from a Twitter user @cinestealth suggests Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will contain a flashback sequence showing the people of Namor the Submarine in a fight against the conquistadors during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. According to the leak, the city he rules will be called Tlālōcān, but is also called Atlantis.
Tlālōcān comes from Aztec mythology, and the word is used to describe a paradise. Essentially, it’s the equivalent of Valhalla or Mount Olympus. The leak also describes an appearance of the god Tepeyollotlin, who may be a variant spelling of Tepēyōllōtl, the Aztec deity of caves, earthquakes, and echoes. Tepēyōllōtl takes the form of a jaguar, and it is stated in the leak that Namor will don a jaguar headdress and gain the ability to fly.
The introduction of gods and mythology into the MCU isn’t new, but the addition of Aztec tales adds an Indigenous perspective. Previously, our only insight into Aboriginal peoples was the Eternals scenes set in the Amazon rainforest.
Namor’s role in black panther 2 It’s still unclear beyond this flashback leak, but given that he has a history of fighting his secret civilization in the comics (at one point he floods Wakanda), it’s likely that he will play an antagonistic role. However, there is another wrinkle in the leak.
There are also claims of an appearance by Attuma, one of Namor’s greatest rivals. The leak says “His costume is really cool and his helmet is made from the skull/bones of a shark”, and supposedly he has light blue skin like in the comics.
Could Namor actually call on the Wakandans for help in his own fight, or will they side with Attuma? It’s a little confusing now, but this mess of anti-heroes and rivals is sure to make for an interesting blockbuster once the movie hits screens. Namor is a sleazy character; it could be good, it could be bad. Either way, it’s going to be great to watch.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in theaters on November 11, 2022.