Marvel have to take a different turn with Black Panther 2 since loss of Chadwick Boseman. News about the highly anticipated movie is scarce but there are rumors that the new film will be introducing Atlantis alongside Namor, Marvel’s aquatic super hero.
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Marvel's sure they won't recast T'Challa in honor, so to cope up, they have introduced new characters in the movie, like The Iron Heart, following Iron Man's Legacy (This Is A Leak). And the whole focus seems to be shifted to Shuri, T'challa's sister and the new civilization of Atlanta.
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Sources have led fans to believe that Black Panther will be introducing Atlantis to the MCU with Namor and other characters from Atlantis in a direct conflict with Wakanda, possibly leading to war. The inclusion of Atlantis would be big for the MCU in regard to diving into other areas of Earth that haven’t been explored.
Atlantis Is Upset With Wakanda
The groundwork for Atlantis & Namor has been laid for years in MCU. Iron Man 2 features a S.H.I.E.L.D logo on a map over the ocean. Avengers: Endgame featured a reference to an underwater earthquake, and most recently, the event of Eternals featured the Celestial Tiamut emerging from the Indian Ocean, which likely would have caused a major disturbance to Atlantis.
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Namor is known to be an antihero due to his fierce loyalty to Atlantis and doesn’t share any love for humans. After the events of Black Panther 2, it is very likely that Namor would get his own spin-off movie focusing more on Atlantis and explaining what he has been up to.
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Namor in the Black Panther 2 and Doctor Strange 2 could possibly tease 'The Defenders', which includes both Namor and Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, and the Hulk in the team, As we see Dr. Strange fighting Gargantos - A minion of the sorcerer Naga. Naga is one of Namor's biggest foes.
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