Recently after the reveal of Namor in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser at the SDCC 22, there has been a wake of excitement among the fans. Even though the teaser at first instance makes us emotional as we get to watch how the kingdom of Wakanda is mourning the loss of their respected ruler, it makes us get hyped about the movie regarding various factors and one of the key factors among which is the introduction of the Atlantean character in MCU. But recently after it is revealed that MCU is changing the name of Namor’s kingdom, the fans are disappointed.
Namor avoiding conflicts with DC’s Aquaman?
The teaser of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever featured the nation of Wakanda mourning the demise of their respected leader. Parallel to this storyline, the movie also focuses on the conflicts Wakanda now has to face from the world and mainly from the deep sea kingdom of Namor who is one of the most iconic and old characters in the Marvel Comics.
— Namor News 🔱 (@NamorNews) July 25, 2022
The fans were already excited when it was revealed that Namor was going to appear in MCU with Black Panther 2. In the teaser when Tenoch Huerta was spotted portraying Namor, it took no time for the fans to anticipate one of the most badass characters in the MCU. In the comics, the character played by Tenoch Huerta is the ruler of Atlantis and here the movie takes a turn as recently it is revealed by the composer of the movie Ludwig Goransson that it is not Atlantis but Talocan:
“Using Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s script as a blueprint, along with the recordings from the traditional musicians, we began to build a musical vocabulary for the characters, storylines, and cultures of Talocan and Wakanda.”
It is expected that this change is due to DC’s Aquaman who is being played by Jason Momoa in their movies. Fans are considering that Marvel had to do this so there is no conflict between the characters of Namor and Aquaman as a normal audience might fail to make a difference among the characters. And certainly, this led to some MCU fans accusing the other superhero universe of stealing their Atlantis.
The Fans think DC stole the Atlantis from MCU:
Earlier it was revealed that Namor was already slated to appear as a member of the Illuminati in Doctor Strange 2 but the writer Michael Waldron revealed he dropped the idea as they have a bigger surprise left for the character.
Now with the renaming the sub mariner’s kingdom to Talocan, the fans are disappointed and most of them think it is regarding DC that Marvel couldn’t use Atlantis. Some of the reactions that came out are like:
Probably had to chance it because DC came out with Aquaman first and people will think they copied while technically it’s the other way around.
— Ebony Gorilla 🔞 (@ebonyleoaprd) July 25, 2022
— Max Marvel (@MaximilanMarvel) July 25, 2022
Oh, Talocan? So they are renaming the kingdom as well?
Well, that's fine by me! I wonder if Namor will be a villain during the entire film
— Yetibacca PÉREZ (@aljudanalrez) July 25, 2022
You non comic readers are ruining these characters.
— Jason Daniels (@DanielL23551195) July 26, 2022
— themanoftomorrow (@themanoftomorr7) July 26, 2022
Such a weird unnecessary change
— Drumpus? (@DrumpusVEVO) July 26, 2022
They’re not even trying at this point
— Dubious Rubeus (@DubiousRubeus) July 26, 2022
So it is evident that the name change didn’t have quite a good impression among the fans and even led the MCU fans to think that Aquaman ruined Namor but it is also to be noted that the teaser showed the character in an amazing Comic accurate Avatar so it will be interesting to find out if the fans still have the same complaints after watching the whole movie or if their heart may forgive the change after experiencing an amazing movie.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going to hit the theaters on November 11, 2022