BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Namor Breakdown Reveals The Sub Mariner's Underwater Nation

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Namor Breakdown Reveals The Sub Mariner's Underwater Nation

A new character breakdown for Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has found its way online, confirming that the Sub Mariner's deep-sea civilization will not be known as Atlantis.

By MarkCassidy - Jul 25, 2022 04:07 PM EST

The first trailer for Ryan Coogler's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted during Marvel Studios' Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, wowing fans with some incredible footage from what promises to be an emotional sequel.

The teaser gave us a first live-action look at Tenoch Huerta as Namor, and an official character description has now revealed the name of the Sub-Mariner's "hidden undersea nation."

Of course, Namor and his people come from Atlantis in the comics, but since Warner Bros. beat Marvel Studios to the punch on that mythical location with Aquaman, we figured this would be changed for their MCU debut. According to this breakdown, Namor will rule over an ancient civilization known as Talocan.

This is most likely a play on the Aztec word for paradise/heaven, Tlālōcān. In the Florentine codex, it's described as "a realm of unending Springtime, with an abundance of green foliage and edible plants of the region."

There appeared to be a clear Aztec influence to Namor and his people based on the concept art that leaked online, so this shouldn't be all that surprising, but be sure to let us know how you feel about Atlantis being switched out for Talocan in the usual spot.

In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livanalli.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11.

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tylerzero
tylerzero - 7/25/2022, 4:04 PM
“They searched for it in the Mediterranean. But it was in South America the whole time.”

DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 7/25/2022, 4:10 PM
@tylerzero -

Despite still being wrongfully attributed to Santorini / Thera, modern historians estimate that Atlantis was closer to Gibraltar instead.

...still in the Mediterranean eastern side of the gulf, though, and not the Atlantic western.
Razorface1
Razorface1 - 7/25/2022, 4:14 PM
@DrReedRichards - WHat historians? Plato made that place up!
DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 7/25/2022, 4:53 PM
@Razorface1 -

The myth of Atlantis was based on the real life eruption of the Theran volcano, which was what caused the fall of Minoan civilization seemingly overnight. Another actual yet unnamed civilization which plenty of Hellenic tribes had trade relations with was inaccurately documented as that of the mythical Atlantis, which at the time wa was estimated to be the sunken part of Thera.

Technological advancements like the Mechanicsm of Antikythera was also attributed to the myth of Atlantis at the time, despite having now accurately had its origin pinpointed (hence the name) south of Peloponnese and north of western Crete.

My point is, while Atlantis was definitely exaggerated as a myth, an actual civilization of similar history did exist.
tylerzero
tylerzero - 7/25/2022, 4:55 PM
@DrReedRichards -

You with your historical and geographical facts messin' up my meme...

DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 7/25/2022, 5:00 PM
@tylerzero -

...I'm sorry, I'll shut up now.

TheSuperMex
TheSuperMex - 7/25/2022, 4:13 PM
Looked up and it’s based on Tlālōcān. It’s an afterlife for those who drowned.
thewanderer
thewanderer - 7/25/2022, 4:21 PM
@TheSuperMex - I dig it.
JosephCronos92
JosephCronos92 - 7/25/2022, 4:19 PM
I get that some people have an issue with the way Namor looks, but honestly i think he looks awesome. I understand they're leaning towards the Aztecs culture (i'm a salvadoran, so my tribe would basically be the Pipils or Nahuas) but as a latino is so [frick]ing great to see a bit of our culture in a superhero movie, specially that one being [frick]ing ATLANTIS, wouldn't be surprised if they indicate that Atlantis is just one of the many names given to the kingdom, but seriously i'm really happy about how respectful they are towards the Mesoamérican culture and how they are injecting it to the universe.

Trailer was beautiful so i can't seriously wait for November now, i never lost faith in Coogler man, never.

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