LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Tenoch Huerta attends the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on November 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Establishes Namor's Deeper Connection
to Marvel Universe
Namor is one of the oldest characters in the Marvel Universe, first appearing in comics in 1939. His introduction in "Wakanda Forever" not only provides an incredible antagonist for the film but also establishes the character as an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the film, Namor, whose story began in 1571, long before most of the events we've seen in the MCU, tells Shuri he is in fact a “mutant,” and that has vast repercussions for the MCU. Mutants have been a hot point of discussion ever since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, and Namor is famous in the comics for being considered the first mutant ever published.
There have been no official announcements about mutant or X-Men-focused projects at Marvel Studios yet, besides the upcoming "Deadpool 3." Nevertheless, Namor's journey in the MCU has just begun, and whether he comes into play in a future "X-Men" film or other projects has yet to be seen.