As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow and expand, Marvel Studios is going to have to find new heroes to feature and new stories to tell. That’s the magic of the MCU, though, as they’re able to tell gripping stories in the present while also simultaneously planning for the future.
Take Avengers: Endgame, for example: despite the fact that it was probably the biggest movie in the history of cinema, the film still found a way to tease what’s to come down the road.
During a recent Twitter watch-party of Avengers: Endgame, MCU screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely hinted that Black Panther star Okoye was, in fact, talking about Namor and Atlantis when providing Black Widow with a status report.
Namor — who is essentially Marvel’s version of Aquaman — first debuted in Marvel Comics back in 1939 and was once as popular as the likes of Captain America and the Human Torch during the Golden Age of Comic Books. Unlike many of Marvel’s most popular heroes, Namor was not an invention of the iconic Stan Lee, as the character was actually created by Bill Everett.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will resume its story and kick off Phase 4 when Black Widow — which was originally scheduled to be released on Friday, May 1 – hits theaters in November. In the coming years, the MCU will branch out to more fringe characters such as Eternals and Shang-Chi, so there’s certainly reason to believe they’ll eventually head below the surface and take a swing at Namor.
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