Beyond the fact that Ryan Coogler is once again writing and directing and that we know several of the cast will return, information is thin on the ground at this point regarding Black Panther follow-up Wakanda Forever. Yet some information might just have escaped Marvel's energy shield, as The Illuminerdi is reporting that Tenoch Huerta – who had previously been cast in the film – is playing iconic Marvel character Namor the Submariner.
Naturally, we encourage you to find the biggest pinch of salt imaginable to take this one with, as nothing has been confirmed (not a shocker from Disney and Marvel). Yet it wouldn't be a totally left-field (or rather, out of the sea) idea, as there have been hints in the MCU for years. Not the least of which is Danai Gurira's Okoye mentioning in Endgame that the Wakanda had detected an earthquake off the coast of Africa, which many have taken as a subtle tease for Namor's future appearance in the MCU.
Son of an Atlantean princess and sailor, Namor the Sub-Mariner rose to become king of the aquatic city and defends it against intruders while hopping shoreside to occasionally fight crime and generally save the world with his super strength, ability to fly and amphibious nature. From the sounds of it, he'll see the Wakandans as a potential threat, at least initially...
He's one of the truly earliest Marvel characters, created by Bill Everett in 1939 and ending up in Marvel Comics #1, published by Timely Comics, predecessor to what we now know as Marvel.
It's been a long road (channel:) for Namor making it to screens, and while one report on a site is by no means a confirmation, this is certainly something to wet – sorry whet – the appetite for him finally showing up.