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Namor and X-Men: How Black Panther 2 kicks off Phase 5 of the MCU

With the official debut of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhich took place on November 10th in Brazil, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to expand and bring hot news to fans.

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One of these news is the first appearance of the villain Namor (played by Tenoch Huerta), known as the Sub-Mariner, ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

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More than that, it was recently confirmed that the character of black panther 2 It is one of Marvel’s first timeline mutants. Which has led fans to wonder: does Namor’s arrival have anything to do with the X-Men?

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Well, we went after the answers!

X-Men: learn more about the participation of mutants in the MCU

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After recover the rights to the X-Men franchise, which were with Fox, Disney wasted no time in starting to introduce mutants into its universe of movies and series.

In general, the first confirmed mutant in the MCU was Ms. Marvel, who now has a companion: Namor. The villain, who was born in 1571, confirms that mutants have existed in Marvel for centuries.

In the comics, Namor is also considered a mutant and displays superhuman powers and abilities. And, yes, he crosses paths with the X-Men a few times in the publications, even becoming an important ally of the group in some situations.

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In addition to them, Wolverine is another mutant that has already been confirmed in the MCU and will appear in deadpool 3a film that opens in 2024.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

Namor and the future of the MCU

the end of black panther 2 suggests that Namor, after being defeated by Wakanda, will need new alliances to defend his kingdom from possible enemies. In this sense, if the arcs of the comics are repeated, we can see partnerships between the character and other X-Men.

Phase 5 of the MCU, therefore, can bring mutants to the big screen for good in order to open new plots and crossovers between characters. However, nothing has been confirmed by Disney so far and, if that happens, nothing guarantees that Namor can return.

However, it is unlikely that Marvel would bring the Sub-Mariner into their universe without having bigger plans for him, especially considering his importance as one of the first mutants in the MCU.

Let’s wait for the scenes of the next chapter!

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