Wednesday, October 05, 2022

'Namor' vs 'Black Panther'

Marvel Studios' 'Namor the Submariner' (Tenoch Huerta) is a 'mutant' who rules over the underwater kingdom of 'Talocan' in the upcoming feature "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever":

"...'Wakanda' is grieving the loss of its king 'Black Panther T'Challa'. Now the once-isolationist nation must fight to protect its supply of ultra-rare element 'vibranium' from intervening world powers...

"...even as 'Queen Ramonda' (Angela Bassett), 'Shuri' (Letitia Wright), 'Nakia' (Lupita Nyong'o), 'M'Baku' (Winston Duke), 'Okoye' (Danai Gurira) grieve T'Challa's death.

"And then comes another threat in the form of the undersea mutant 'Namor', ruler of the kingdom of 'Talocan'. 

Plans fell through for a live action "Namor" TV series in the 1950's, starring Richard Egan. 

Development in a 1970's TV pilot was also scrubbed...

...because of a similarity to NBC TV series "Man from Atlantis" (1977), starring Patrick Duffy, that Marvel Comics eventually licensed for publishing.

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