MCU Phase 4: 10 Things You Need To Know About Namor
10. His Catchphrase
One of Endgame’s best moments was Iron Man delivering his last line, ‘I am Iron Man’, followed closely by Captain America finally saying the iconic phrase ‘Avengers assemble’.
Still though, you’d be hard pressed to argue that these are actually catchphrases. ‘Avengers assemble’ might be in the comics, but on screen they’ve held off on using it. No one would argue that the payoff wasn’t worth it, but that still means there’s a lot of room for catchphrases in the MCU.
Black Panther has ‘Wakanda forever’, and Namor has a battle cry of his own to rival it. With ‘Imperius Rex!’ Namor can help make catchphrases a major part of Phase 4 in the MCU.
The phrase literally means ‘commander of the army’ in Latin, but typically it’s just a nonsensical thing Namor shouts as he runs into battle. He recently told Thor it meant ‘I’m going to feed you to the sharks’, so maybe it has a general ‘whatever you feel’ kind of meaning to it.
Regardless, it brings an extra level of ‘comic bookiness’ to the table if Namor is going to be leaping through the air yelling ‘Imperius Rex!’ on the big screen, so it should definitely come with him.