Namor Cosplayer Brings Marvel’s Sub-Mariner to Life

A series of photos shared by a Namor the Sub-Mariner cosplayer brought the Marvel character out of the comics and into the water.

Known as Namor Cosplay (@namorcosplay) on social media, the creator shared four photos of their Namor the Sub-Mariner cosplay on Twitter. Taken by photographer Dale Altman, each photo features the cosplayer in the water, including some action shots that showed them swimming in the cosplay, which were confirmed to all be real.

Created by Bill Everett, Namor, or the Sub-Mariner, first appeared in Marvel Comics #1 in 1939 as the King of Atlantis and a mutant. In February 2022, photos leaked from the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever fueled further speculation that Namor the Sub-Mariner would appear in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel. The behind-the-scenes photo showed a camera crew in a large pool of water, seemingly to film scenes featuring Namor and the lost city of Atlantis, which have both been rumored to play a prominent role in the movie.

Recent reports stated that Namor would make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Wakanda Forever as the film's primary antagonist, though this has not been officially confirmed. In the comics, Namor's kingdom is frequently at war with Wakanda, something teased in a synopsis released for Wakanda Forever, which emphasized Wakanda's abundance of vibranium, something "Namor's human father was sent searching for Antarctica." Also highlighted is the "intertwined history" between Wakanda and the lost city of Atlantis, as both are civilizations that separated themselves from the outside world to protect their respective ways of life.

Speculation surrounding Namor's appearance in Wakanda Forever began circulating in June 2021, after a new rumor suggested that Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico, Spectre) had been cast as the character. The rumor also stated that the film would include Namor's fellow Atlanteans Namora and Attuma.

Namor's introduction into the MCU was teased in 2019's Avengers: Endgame at the mention of "underwater earthquakes," something Endgame writer Christopher Markus would later address in 2020. "Sometimes, you plant seeds. Sometimes, they grow," he said. However, when the theories first began circulating that these underwater earthquakes could point to Namor, Markus said, "I wish we were that smart."

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives in theaters on Nov. 11, 2022.

Source: Twitter

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