The Eternals is undoubtedly going to explore a lot of the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the film is set to take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we can assume it will also delve into the deep history of its characters. The plot is going to be about the Eternals emerging from secrecy after thousands of years, in order to protect Earth from the Deviants.
However, one important fact needs to be answered. How exactly have the Eternals kept themselves hidden for some many thousands of years? Because of its deep exploration into the past of the MCU, some theories have suggested it might be Marvel’s way of introducing Atlantis into the mix.
Atlantis is famous for being a city that sunk to the bottom of the ocean. It is also the home of Namor the Submariner, a hero similar to that of DC’s Aquaman. Although it might be a stretch to suggest Namor will appear, there are lots of things hinting at Atlantis. And, more importantly, an Atlantis before it sunk underwater.
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Kevin Feige has stated that Namor is a character we will be introduced to sooner, rather than later. Speculation is that Namor may appear as the villain in Black Panther 2. However, some people think he may appear even earlier in Dr Strange into the Multiverse. This is due to the fact ex-director Scott Derrickson shared a comic panel of Dr Strange and Namor together, before hastily deleting it.
What’s interesting is that it certainly seems Namor will be making some kind of entrance soon. We believe, however, that entrance will be as early as The Eternals.
Back in January, Zein Al Rafih, a young cast member on The Eternals, revealed he was playing ‘the role of a kid whose father gets killed by sea monsters’. He also explains how an older actor portrays his character later. The whole sea monsters thing definitely points at Al Rafih playing a young version of Namor. We may even get his origin story in this movie to speed things up for later down the line.
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This also points to another reason for introducing Atlantis in The Eternals. If we were to see a young Namor and the sinking of Atlantis, we already know everything we need by the time he appears in his next movie.
As well as this, the sinking of Atlantis is often tied to the Deviants in the comics. Lots of hints are pointing towards Namor’s first appearance, but lots remain under wraps.
The Eternals arrives in theatres on February 12, 2021. The cast consists of Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Kit Harington, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Barry Keoghan.
Source: Quirky Byte