Why did MCU change the origin of Namor the Submarine? The Mayan Connection Explored

Earlier this year, Namor the Submarine was supposed to get an all-new origin story in its first live-action adaptation. It seems to come true like Black Panther: Wakanda forever the release date is approaching.

The sequel is one of the most anticipated MCU movies, mainly because it will pay homage to the late Chadwick Boseman. The actor passed away on August 28, 2020, but Marvel Studios decided to move forward with it anyway. black panther 2 without compromising its MCU continuity.

It is said that the submarine should be the main antagonist of black panther 2so fans want to know why MCU changed his origin story in the movie.

Namor would be the main villain appearing in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Image via Marvel)
Namor would be the main villain appearing in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Image via Marvel)

Maya’s connection to Namor explored

A few years ago, the MCU started planting seeds for the Submariner by adding Easter eggs to films including Iron Man 2 and Avengers: Endgame. Now, with the Marvel character about to enter the MCU, all those Easter eggs have started to make sense.

As news of her upbringing in Atlantis was replaced by the Mayan or Aztec civilization, fans associated her with Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta. This is because he is the one who would bring the fictional character of Namor to life.

In an interview, the actor talked about the difficulties he encountered while working on the project and also said that he had to learn the Mayan language for the role.

This is probably the best thing that would do the character justice, as it was speculated that the movie would be leaning towards Mayan roots.

According to the sources, it was revealed that:

“Atlantis will be swapped for a Mexican/Central American sunken city, with Namor seeking Wakanda’s help in keeping the sunken city hidden from humans. The location change also helps differentiate him from his DC Comics counterpart, Aquaman, whose own origin story is based on Atlantis.”

Besides the submarine, his people would also get new identities from the gods worshiped by the people of the ancient Aztecs. One could also say that these gods seem to have disappeared for several years due to their underwater city.

Therefore, these gods could come to life in an actual city rather than living in a fictional MCU underwater city..


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