Namor The Sub-Mariner 50 NM Foil Cv Susan Richards Herdling Black Panther 2 MCU


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Namor the Sub-Mariner (1990 1st Series) #50D

Published May 1994 by Marvel
Story by Glenn Herdling
Art and cover by Geof Isherwood

Direct edition. Double-Size Issue. “Someone’s been Sleeping in My Bed!” Guest-starring the Fantastic Four and Namorita.

With Reed Richards dead how long will it be before Namor and Susan Richards can no longer deny their attraction for one another. How will the rest of the Fantastic Four react to Sue’s strange behavior, and what enemy from Namor’s past returns when he least expects it?

NOTE: This story takes place before the events of Fantastic Four (1961-1996 1st Series) #387. Includes 3 pin-ups of the Sub-Mariner by Jeff Isherwood. 48 pages.


Black Panther 2: Tenoch Huerta Is Namor And Intriguing Atlantean Supporting Cast Reveal: Exclusive

Black Panther 2 is one of the most highly anticipated upcoming MCU projects. After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, who masterfully embodied T’Challa, fans were saddened by the loss and uncertainty about what would happen to the franchise.

Not much about the story is known other than the fact that T’Challa will not be recast and most of the original Black Panther cast, as well as director Ryan Coogler, are returning. Last month Marvel revealed the title of the sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and that the film is still set to be released July 8, 2022 during their “Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies” trailer.

Fandomwire previously reported that Black Panther 2 would include a conflict between Wakanda and Atlantis which has led to speculation from fans. It was also reported that Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta had joined the cast as an unknown villain. And after some intense digging, The Illuminerdi has learned from our sources that Tenoch Huerta will be playing none other than Namor the Submariner.

Fans have long suspected that Namor would be making his MCU debut in Black Panther 2. Namor is one of Marvel’s first characters, making his first public appearance in Marvel Comics #1 the first comic book of Timely Comics the predecessor of Marvel. Namor is also considered the first antihero in comic books. Namor is the mutant son of a human father and Atlantean mother and is Atlantean royalty eventually taking his place on the throne.

Namor has a long and storied history in Marvel Comics portrayed as an antihero, a short-tempered superhero, and an antagonist attacking the surface dwellers who he perceives as wronging his kingdom and people. Although many of Namor’s powers come from his Atlantean heritage, he also possesses uniquely mutant abilities like flight. Namor and Atlantis have a long history with Wakanda and T’Challa in the comics, with the two hidden kingdoms known for warring against each other.

POC Culture revealed that Black Panther 2 was looking to cast one Mayan woman called “Zyanya” and one Mayan man called “Cadmael”. They also reported that “the casting call indicates that all actors of North and South American Indigenous backgrounds will be considered for the roles.”

We at The Illuminerdi can reveal that the two “Mayan warriors” that Black Panther 2 has been looking to cast are important characters in Namor and Atlantean lore. Zyanya is a codename for Namora, Namor’s cousin, while Cadmael is a codename for Attuma, an Atlantean warlord.

Both of these characters have played important roles in Namor’s story. Namora is Namor’s cousin, although not by blood, and while originally named Aquaria Nautica Neptunia, she was nicknamed Namora in honor of her cousin. She is an ally of Namor’s and like him, Namora is half Atlantean and half mutant with the ability to fly.

Attuma was born into a tribe of Atlantean barbaric nomads who were banished from the underwater kingdom long before his birth. Attuma, born with enhanced strength, speed, and endurance, quickly rose to lead his tribe and declared himself the prophesied conqueror of Atlantis. Attuma is an enemy of Namor fighting and manipulating to steal the throne from him. Although Namor inevitably defeats his adversary, subverting Attuma’s schemes for power. Given the pairs antagonistic relationship it will be interesting to see how Attuma plays into Black Panther 2.

Many fans picked up on a possible tease of the famed Submariner that the writers included in Avengers: Endgame. When Okoye is updating Natasha Romanoff, she asks about underwater tremors off the coast of Africa and when asked how they will handle it Okoye replies that because it is an earthquake under the ocean they handle it by not handling it.

During a quarantine watch party, co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were directly asked on Twitter if this was a reference to Namor and Christopher Markus confirmed by answering “Sometimes, you plant seeds. Sometimes, they grow.” And it looks like these seeds will come to fruition in the highly anticipated Black Panther 2.

Fans have long been hoping to see the Submariner make his live-action debut in the MCU and Black Panther 2 will finally bring in this historic character. Black Panther 2 is the perfect place to introduce Namor and possibly bring in the long and checkered history between Wakanda and Atlantis from the comics which will raise the stakes in terms of villains. An impressive feat given that Killmonger is considered one of the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Black Panther 2 has an impressive legacy to follow not only with the first Black Panther, but the loss of Chadwick Boseman as the titular character. With Namor, Namora, Attuma, and the underwater kingdom of Atlantis coming into play it looks like the film will be an impressive follow up to its ground-breaking predecessor.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to be released July 8, 2022. Are you excited about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? What do you think about Tenoch Huertas playing Namor? Who do you want to see as Namora and Attuma? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media and be sure to check back with The Illuminerdi for more MCU and Black Panther 2 news.

Casting calls and set descriptions have pointed to Namor and the Atlanteans playing a prominent role in the second installment, with many fans clamoring for the popular Wakanda/Atlantis feud to be brought to the big screen.

Regardless of how much screen time Namor and company see in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a new rumor indicates their November debut will be just the beginning of Atlantis’s MCU tenure.

According to Bleeding Cool, Namor’s rumored MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is viewed by Marvel Studios as “akin to Black Panther’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War” in regards to its aspirations to launch “an upcoming franchise.”

“I am told that Marvel Studios consider Namor’s appearance in Black Panther 2 to be akin to Black Panther’s appearance in Civil War to set up an upcoming franchise.”

The report continues by sharing that Black Panther 2 will focus on “Namor The Sub-Mariner, his cousin Namora and Atlantean warlord Attuma” as the underwater kingdom wages war with Wakanda.

“Much of the reported gossip elsewhere of large has concerned the role of Namor and Atlantis. That there is a war between Wakanda and Atlantis. But Bleeding Cool has heard that there will be a focus in the movies on the characters of Namor The Sub-Mariner, his cousin Namora and Atlantean warlord Attuma.”

While this report indicates Wakanda Forever is doubling down on their spin-off plans, planting the seeds for a Namor “franchise” is a ambitious addition to the sequel’s aspirations.

Unlike Ironheart, a Namor solo film or streaming series has yet to be announced. Even Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther film was confirmed to the public two years before he would make his MCU debut as T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War. Marvel Studios clearly has big plans for the sub-mariner, but the team is waiting to see how he plays in Black Panther 2 before greenlighting a solo movie.

If Namor does go over well, the possibilities for MCU underwater stories are limitless. Beyond a potential theatrical trilogy, Marvel Studios could flesh out this deep-sea kingdom through a streaming series, spin-off special, and beyond.

Plans for a Namor franchise also indicate the Sub-Mariner is officially back under the Marvel Studios umbrella.

For over two decades, Namor shared a bunk bed with Hulk over at Universal Pictures. While Universal launched two Bruce Banner-centered films during this time, a Namor solo project never saw the light of day. Both Namor and Hulk are said to be back with Marvel today, although Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has admitted that the Sub-Mariner’s situation is “not as clean or clear” as others.

For the majority of the 2010s, Universal retained the rights to distribute solo Hulk films, which is why Bruce Banner’s narratives have largely played out in team-up flicks like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel may see Hulk’s greatest value coming as a team player, but Namor might be worth the extra effort to secure his solo rights.

The report does emphasize the long-running rumors that two of the largest global powers on the Marvel Comics page will clash in November’s sequel. This “war between Wakanda and Atlantis” has the potential to dominate Black Panther 2’s narrative, but there’s no guarantee the two will see eye-to-eye by the film’s end.

Still, these leaders of Marvel’s most powerful nations may be forced to come to a middle ground regardless of their tensions. The MCU is rumored to integrate a version of Marvel’s Illuminati, a faction of Earth’s Mightiest elites, into their upcoming storylines. A-Listers like Tony Stark, Stephen Strange, and Professor X make up the roster on the page, with the aforementioned Namor and Black Panther also holding high-ranking positions.

Just as Strange and Stark put their differences aside for the greater good in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Wakanda and Atlantis might see themselves cooperating out of obligation after butting heads here.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever submerges into theaters on November 11, 2022.

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