‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Will See Atlantis Replaced by Talocan
It is maybe the most anticipated project of the MCU’s Phase Four, and it will be a very interesting adaptation of the source material, as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see Atlantis replaced by Talocan.
There are few characters in the history of Marvel comics who have been able to boast the longevity of Namor the Sub-Mariner.
A character that has been a mainstay at the house of ideas since the 1930s, Namor is a Marvel creation that has been a villain, a hero, and everything in between
The ruler of Atlantis, he is a character known for his adoration of his people, and his kingdom, while also maintaining a disdain for the surface dwellers above.
But of all the things that have made Namor a memorable and important figure in MArvel lore, there is none that is as important as his continued feud with the King of Wakanda; T’Challa.
The two are natural enemies, and that rivalry has been explored in so many different comic books; with it now potentially coming to fruition in the live-action universe.
Seemingly since the MCU first began, there was an emphasis on just when that character would arrive on the big screen, with the highly anticipated sequel film to set up his Marvel future.
But there will be a big difference in the adaptation, as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see Atlantis be replaced by Talocan.
Recently discussed in the Empire magazine piece on the upcoming sequel, it states, “Rather than the ruler of Atlantis, on the screen, he’s the ruler of Talocan.”
The man tasked with bringing Namor to life, Tenoch Huerta, stated, “You can take Atlantis from greek myth, or you can adapt from a real culture.” Which showcases the foundational decision for director Ryan Coogler and Kevin Feige to go in this new direction.
Empire also notes, “this incarnation of the character is inspired by the culture and history of Mesoamerica,” which should inform this brand new version of the iconic hero that was getting in the upcoming film.