Namor the Submariner is a character who has long seemed like he belonged in the MCU, but the chances of him ever joining always felt distant. He’s different to anything Marvel Studios currently has, and even though the issue of the character's on-screen rights has convinced fans the Atlantean will never come to live action, that could be set to change.
Avengers: Endgame seemingly teased the character in a short exchange between Okoye and Black Widow, and he'd be just the thing to set Phase Four alight. Plus, with major heroes departing after Endgame and several other shakeups to the universe, there couldn’t be a better time for Namor to shake things up even further.
Black Widow, Iron Man and Vision are dead; Steve Rogers is old, Sam Wilson is Captain America, Gamora has had a hard reboot but the Guardians (now including Thor) have not. Doctor Strange doesn’t have the Time Stone, plus Valkyrie is ruler of Asgard - which is now in Norway - and by all accounts it looks as though the MCU is heading into uncharted territory.
But what should fans know about Namor before he heads to the big screen? From his origins to his potential role in Wakanda, here's the lowdown on Marvel's preeminent sea-dweller...
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.