While Thor: Love and Thunder’s introduction of Zeus and the Olympians is most certainly connected to the cosmic, god-killing hazard of Gorr the God Butcher, it establishes up a secret, earthbound MCU connection to Namor the Sub-Mariner. The cranky King of Atlantis has been around in Marvel Comics for over 8 years as well as is reported to make his main MCU launching in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Nevertheless, an oft-forgotten link in between Olympus as well as Atlantis could foreshadow Namor’s eventual franchise business inclusion for eagle-eyed fans.
Namor the Sub-Mariner was introduced in the post-Superman comic book trend of 1939. His initial appearance was technically in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly # 1, he was extra famously a part of Marvel Comics # 1 along with the initial Human Torch and also the Masked Raider. He’s often been billed as “Marvel’s initial mutant” and also has actually belonged to many groups like the X-Men, the Avengers, and also the Illuminati. Currently fans are convinced Namor will certainly debut in Black Panther 2. Zeus has actually additionally been about much longer than you could believe, making his opening night in 1949’s Venus # 5. The so-called “King of the Gods” is usually located in comics where Thor or Hercules are involved, though current Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy comics have actually featured him, too. Zeus’s inclusion could absolutely pave the way for the intro of Namor down the line.
After years of a solo Namor motion picture being embeded advancement hell at Universal Pictures, it appears he will finally make his movie launching in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. However suppose Marvel Studios intends to get target markets comfy with the suggestion of Atlantis before introducing a character that is a clear risk to DC’s 2nd Aquaman film. In that situation, they could take motivation from the comics and highlight an ancient connection between the undersea kingdom and Olympus. As received The Incredible Hercules # 123, Atlas was “condemned to hold the heavens up” in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after an ancient battle in between the Greek Gods as well as the Titans. The ground where he stood prior to the continent fell to the ocean’s midsts was called Atlantis as it meant “Isle of Atlas.” Russell Crowe’s Zeus could discuss this earthly background in Thor: Love and Thunder as an arrangement for Namor’s inclusion in the second Black Panther film.
Though they could introduce Namor later without mentioning Atlantis in Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios commonly includes Easter eggs and hints of upcoming personalities in their movies and also TV shows. Namor as well as Atlantis have both already been alluded to a few times in the MCU. Atlantis appears on a map throughout a scene in Iron Man 2, and Okoye points out questionable “undersea quakes” off the coast of Africa in Avengers: Endgame. Having Zeus point out the origins of Olympus as well as its connection to Atlantis could be another method to offer Marvel die-hards something to freak out around on social media sites. Wonder understands just how to delight its rabid fanbase.
Providing MCU fans with more clues about Namor’s rumored inclusion in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever appears like a piece of cake. It’s clear Zeus and also Olympus have a considerable component to play in Thor: Love and Thunder. With Atlantis’s beginnings in the comics directly linked to Olympus itself, playing up the little-known connection would get spectators interested in the Sub-Mariner prior to going back to Wakanda later this year.