8.01.2019

Henry Golding rumored to play villain in 'Black Panther 2'?

Rumor has it, the 'Crazy Rich Asians' star is being considered to play Namor the Sub-Mariner.



Wait, more Asians in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? No, I'm not talking about Shang-Chi. We covered that. I'm talking about rumors that Henry Golding might star as the new villain in Black Panther 2.

Crazy Rich Asians Star Reportedly Being Eyed For Black Panther 2 Villain

This is rumors of the rumorest kind, but rumor has it that Henry Golding, star of Crazy Rich Asians, is being considered for the role of Namor the Sub-Mariner in the sequel to Ryan Coogler's global hit 2018 movie.



First introduced in October 1939 in the pages Marvel Comics #1 -- published by Timely Comics, actually pre-dating the company that would become Marvel Comics -- Namor is mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis. He possesses super-strength and aquatic abilities.

Yeah, like Aquaman.

Namor is considered the first know comic book antihero. Over the years, the Sub-Mariner has operated on both sides of Marvel's hero/villain spectrum, with major roles in the storylines of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Invaders, the Defenders and the X-Men. (Not going to lie: I got a lot of this information from Wikipedia.)

Again, this is rumors of the rumorest kind, as reported by the site We Got This Covered. But how damn cool would it be to see Henry Golding kicking land-dweller ass as Namor the Sub-Mariner?