Black Panther vs. Namor – The Marvel story of the war between Wakanda and Atlantis

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the next big screen MCU release scheduled to hit theaters in November. And while much of the film, including its villain, is yet to be fully revealed, the persistent rumor has it that confirmed cast member Tenoch Huerta will play a version of Namor, with an accompanying adaptation of the Atlantis Kingdom behind him – all in progress . war against Wakanda.

While we will be the first to point out that nothing has yet been confirmed about Namor and Atlantis’ involvement in Wakanda Forever, we are also ready to admit that the rumors are interesting – and more or less credible – enough to dig into why . and how is it when Wakanda and Atlantis went to war in comics.

The lost kingdom

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While we will not get into too much Marvel Atlantean history, TL: DR resembles the myth of the real world and the many versions of it you have seen everywhere from animated Disney movies to sci-fi TV shows and more, Marvel Comics -the kingdom of Atlantis was once a scientifically advanced but decadent nation that was swept underwater but continued to thrive by adapting to marine life.

There are several explanations for how Atlantis sank in the Marvel universe – two of which could be particularly relevant to the events of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever given the previous MCU films The Eternals and Thor: Love and Thunder.

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In the more common tale of the sinking of Atlantis, the heavenly ones are responsible for sending it under the waves along with the deviant kingdom of Lemuria during an event called the ‘great catastrophe’, when they once wiped out the earth for sentient life.

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