Marvel Confirms Major Change to Namor for Upcoming ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
He has been one of the most anticipated arrivals of Phase Four, and with the character poised to finally be adapted to the MCU, Marvel has confirmed a major change to Namor for the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
It has felt like ages since fans were made aware of the impending arrival of one of Marvel’s oldest characters, with the Sub Mariner arriving at the MCU, as the Marvel Universe would finally debut one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the publication.
Namor is among the most interesting characters in Marvel’s history, as he has been both a villain and a hero at times, often settling as an anti-hero, clashing with T’Challa often as the surface dweller and the underwater city of Atlantis have gone head to head more times than once.
The sequel to the instant classic that was Black Panther has long been rumored to be the place where the underwater king will make his MCU debut, and with the first trailer making that official, it turns out that there will be a major difference in the characters live-action counterpart.
Marvel has recently confirmed a major change to Namor for the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and one that will change a lot of what we know about the character and how he is known in the world of the MCU.
As it turns out, Marvel has changed the name of Namor’s kingdom from Atlantis- what it has been known as for his entire comic book history- to now being referred to as Talocan.
It was first revealed by composer Ludwig Goransson, who stated in the press release for the Wakanda Forever Prologue album (via ComicBook.com), where he stated,
“Using Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s script as a blueprint, along with the recordings from traditional musicians, we began to build a musical vocabulary for the characters, storylines, and cultures of Talocan and Wakanda.”
It is an interesting change, but it does make sense when considering how the city of Atlantis has been used in various other big-budget films, it seems as though Marvel is attempting to create their own unique underwater city.