In the latest episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson's team went on a mission investigating the ancient Kree City that viewers have been anticipating to see all season.
While Skye was briefing the team on the location of the ancient city, Tripp asks:
"Isn't that in the Bermuda Triangle? 'Cause that would explain a lot." – Tripp
"Actually it doesn't have anything to do with the Triangle. We solved that back in the 80s." – Coulson
Now this is purely speculation, and could very well be over speculation on my part, but did Tripp just hint at an existence of Namor in the MCU? I think so, and here's why.
He Was First Teased in Iron Man 2
When showing the map and location of Avengers, we see a dot off the coast of South America. Could this be the city of Atlantis and the location of our favorite Sub-Mariner? Probably.
His Rights are back at Marvel
When Kevin Feige was asked about a potential Namor movie and whether the rights for the character were at Marvel or not, he responded:
Yes, but it’s slightly more complicated than that. Let’s put it this way – there are entanglements that make it less easy. There are older contracts that still involve other parties that mean we need to work things out before we move forward on it. As opposed to an Iron Man or any of the Avengers or any of the other Marvel characters where we could just put them in.
This was back in July of this year, so possibly, things could have been worked out between Marvel and Universal, like they were with The Hulk.
Yesterday Marvel announced casting for two more of their Defenders characters that are coming to Netflix next year, Jessica Jones and Power Man. They will have their own shows and then come together in a mini-series called 'The Defenders.' Why is this relevant? Well, Namor just happens to be one of the founding members of this team, you know, after he gets over his hatred of humanity. Namor The Sub-Mariner is the ruler of Atlantis and has constant conflicts with the Surface World. What if Namor made an appearance in 'The Defenders' Netflix Series as a villain threatening to destroy Manhattan, and then joins their team at the end. That would be a great way to bring the Defenders together, and introduce one of Marvel's oldest and most iconic characters.