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I’m low-key a little worried about Love & Thunder. Saw whatever short clip was going around the other day and it looked a little rough. I want to stan, of course, but MoM actually left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.
 
I'm a bit...annoyed that Valkyrie's sexuality apparently properly addressed again from what Tessa said in interviews? After they cut the scenes in Ragnarok and teased that she needed to find her queen. With Tessa being such a proud queer woman I really thought they'd lean into it a bit more this time round. I might be wrong and it is addressed in some way of course. Hopefully she gets with Carol in The Marvels otherwise.
 
I don’t know if it’s officially announced… but an aqua brief wearing character has leaked for Black Panther.


the mayan/aztec look surprisingly makes Namor look very unlike himself. Not the concept in and of itself, just the execution. Just feels like an major 'elseworlds' take where its like Namor is name only.

Kinda like the new Aztec Batman they have coming out.

Also, if there's any mutant that could have their mutant heritage ignored with ease... it'd be Namor. Even though its been really well used in the comics for the past 15 years, its a portion of him that's not as baked into his character as say... the Scarlet Witch. It probably won't come up explicitly. Other than him just looking 'different' from his people, no X-gene involved. But it'd be great if it did.
 
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the mayan/aztec look surprisingly makes Namor look very unlike himself. Not the concept in and of itself, just the execution. Just feels like an major 'elseworlds' take where its like Namor is name only.

Kinda like the new Aztec Batman they have coming out.

Also, if there's any mutant that could have their mutant heritage ignored with ease... it'd be Namor. Even though its been really well used in the comics for the past 15 years, its a portion of him that's not as baked into his character as say... the Scarlet Witch. It probably won't come up explicitly. Other than him just looking 'different' from his people, no X-gene involved. But it'd be great if it did.
I don't see much of a difference with him other than the details of his costume referencing a different culture. I assume it was done because of Aquaman and Atlantis is already out there in the mainstream media in comic films. Which I think is wise. He still has his ears, wing feet and green briefs. I think it's totally in line with the base look of the character. I think the rest lies with the writing and if the character from the comics comes through.
 
I don't see much of a difference with him other than the details of his costume referencing a different culture. I assume it was done because of Aquaman and Atlantis is already out there in the mainstream media in comic films. Which I think is wise. He still has his ears, wing feet and green briefs. I think it's totally in line with the base look of the character. I think the rest lies with the writing and if the character from the comics comes through.

ah I don’t think he looks wildly ‘different’ I think he just looks unlike himself. Like I’m looking at him and not getting a Namor vibe at all. I also dont think much was needed to differentiate original flavour Namor from cinematic Aquaman tbh. If anything, the changes here bring Namor closer Momoa’s Aquaman at a glance for me.

Maya/Aztec inspiration feels like kind of a random pull for me. Though I always saw Namor as East Asian-adjacent in my head when reading the comics so reinterpreting his background is fine by me.

I just think the way they’ve implemented the details into his look just doesn’t feel like him. The actor’s face is probably making me feel this way too… wait, damn, the moustache. Yep. That’ll do it.

Namor has such a specific face especially as far as western comics go that it would have been great to push for someone with those proportions. The eyebrows atleast!
 
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