HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Tenoch Huerta attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)
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Kevin Feige Has Been Trying To Get Black Panther 2's Namor Onscreen Since Before The MCU
The highly anticipated release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is on the horizon and fans are anxiously awaiting the epic introduction of the Marvel comic book character, Namor. Namor is the half-human, half-merfolk leader of an underwater kingdom and his people will be at war with Wakanda in the upcoming movie.
Kevin Feige reportedly began producing a Namor movie in the early 2000s and said, “we even commissioned a script 18 years ago.” Unfortunately, “the timing was never right and the idea was never right,” but now that the character will be playing such a massive role in the MCU, a standalone film focused on the Sub-Mariner could finally come to fruition.
As soon as the issues concerning the rights to the character were settled, Feige and “Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler jumped on the opportunity to get Namor in the MCU. Instead of ruling over Atlantis, Namor will be the leader of a kingdom called Talocan and Feige said he “can't wait for people to meet the Talocanians and Namor” in the “Black Panther” sequel.