The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand and diversify its roster of heroes, villains, and those who stand between the lines of morality. With Marvel Studios' next film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the film is already a heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman's tragic passing and the legacy left behind by his time as TChalla, the Black Panther.
Wakanda quickly becomes infected with the forces below the surface: Namor the Sub-Mariner, displaying his iconic green trunks and pointed ears. Namor's entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens the door to future possibilities, considering the character's extensive history in Marvel Comics.
7 The First Mutant
Namor was created decades before the X-Men. He was half-Atlantean and half-human, but later in the comics, his hybrid DNA was revealed to have the X-gene. This made him the first mutant in Marvel Comics and made his powers even stronger than before.
Namor joined the team for a while, becoming a member of the Phoenix Five, a group of mutants who shared the Phoenix Force's power, and this is also around the same time Namor led Atlantis in a battle against Wakanda, something he seems to enjoy doing, as shown in the teaser for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
6 Doctor Doom Alliance
The Fantastic Four's most famous antagonist is Doctor Doom, who has a reputation for being rocky friends due to their monarchy of Latveria and Atlantis.
Namor and Doctor Doom are constantly attempting to double-cross each other and gain ground. During Secret Wars, Namor most famously attempted to play both sides during the Multiverse Incursions that threatened the Marvel Universe as fans knew it.
5 He Predates Aquaman
In all forms of media involving their characters, Marvel Comics and DC Comics are constantly borrowing aspects from each other, and, surprising to casual audiences, Namor came before Aquaman, its only that Aquaman received a cinematic debut first with his feature film.
Namor was first revealed in the first issue of Marvel Comics in 1939. Like Aquaman, Namor is the king of Atlantis, but he hates the land much more than Aquaman does.
4 Obsession With Sue Storm
The Fantastic Four have had many adventures throughout their time as Marvel's first family. Fans are eagerly awaiting their MCU debut with the recently announced Marvel Studios Fantastic Four. However, Namor, one of the greatest threats to The Fantastic Four, appears to always try and court Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman.
Sue is the wife of Reed Richards, who is Mister Fantastic. Namor does not keep it a secret how much he loves Sue Storm and constantly berates her for being with Reed. However, Reed acknowledges that Sue is uneasy toward her.
3 Captain Americas Ally
In 1941, the United States of America joined the war effort against the fascists when Pearl Harbor was tragically attacked. Captain America and Bucky Barnes then led the charge against the fascists. Little did they know, Namor would form the superhero team The Invaders to fight alongside World War II's heroes.
Captain America and Namor began their friendship, with the latter declaring themselves as brothers. The two have a unique bond, considering they are over 100 years old at the time of their conflict. However, Namor has proved himself a formidable partner in the Civil War.
2 Member Of The Illuminati
Members of the superhero community forged the Illuminati, a secret group that has enormous power and influence over the world. The members include Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Mister Fantastic, Professor X, Black Bolt, and Namor the Sub-Mariner, all of whom have great powers and influence.
This group acted as Earth's secret protectors and went on many covert patrols to protect their planet. Their intellect knows no bounds, and their danger cannot be overstated. Namor is perhaps one of the most clever people on Earth.
1 The Defenders
Namor is well-known in Marvel Comics for being a hero, a villain, and everything in between. Namor is true to himself, his people, and what he commands. In doing so, he can be the greatest friend or the worst. In the comics, his first ongoing team-up was with Doctor Strange and the Hulk, in which they formed The Defenders.
The Defenders were created specifically for threats that required no by-laws, and one in which an informal alliance would benefit all.
On November 11, 2022, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in cinemas.