Namor is one of the oldest Marvel Comics characters, but he hasn't appeared in the MCU yet. Fans hoped that the DCEU's success with the Jason Momoa-led Aquaman film from 2018 would pave the way for Marvel Studios' live-action adaptation of its Atlantean King. Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case for the MCU, but following Okoye's mention of underwater earthquakes in 2019's Avengers: Endgame, audiences had reason to believe that Namor's MCU debut was only a matter of when and not if.
Now, Tenoch Huerta, who has long been rumored to portray Namor, the Sub-Mariner, in the MCU, just gave fans another good reason to speculate.
According to the actor's recent social media post, he is currently in Puerto Rico. It didn't take long for internet sleuths to put two and two together to surmise that Huerta could appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which recently moved production to the Caribbean country.
Tenoch Huerta who is heavily rumored to be playing #Namor is currently in Puerto Rico where Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is filming.
They could possibly be filming flash back scenes of Atlantis this week. pic.twitter.com/5ZP27eQ8M9
— Mutants & X-Men Updates (@MutantsUpdate) March 20, 2022
Black Panther 2's production has taken a long time to finish, spanning June to November 2021 before taking a hiatus and resuming earlier this year as Letitia Wright returned from an injury she sustained on the set of the Black Panther sequel. Since then, we've learned that Ironheart actress, Dominique Thorne, has finished filming her scenes for Wakanda Forever, which suggests that production is almost over.
For now, audiences will have to wait until November 11 to find out if Black Panther 2 will include the MCU's version of Atlantis.
In the original comic books, Namor is a mutant and the King of Atlantis. Namor is a frequent ally of the Black Panther although the two technologically advanced nations have been on opposing sides as well. His introduction into the MCU will bring yet another fictional civilization into the mix, one that could take the center stage in the meantime while Marvel Studios plans future Black Panther films following the death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020. Speaking of, Letitia Wright's Shuri will reportedly take the lead in T'Challa's absence, but it remains a point of curiosity as to how the film will deal with Boseman's passing.
After a brief hiatus following the premieres of Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home last December, the MCU will be active once again. 2022's first MCU show, Moon Knight, will drop on Disney Plus on March 30 with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness set to follow suit on May 6 as well as Ms. Marvel and Thor: Love and Thunder releasing on June 8 and July 8, respectively.