Did Marvel accidentally leak a major character in the trailer for Thor Ragnarok? At the:51 second mark, hidden in the freeze frame, we see Thor is being dragged away by presumably be the Grandmaster’s guards after being captured. In the distance, we see what looks to be Namor’s Trident. Here’s the picture below:
This could be just an ordinary weapon for the arena, but it does seem to resemble the iconic Trident that Namor carries with him. We know that the God of Thunder will battle his “friend from work” in the arena, but could this also mean the Grandmaster could have also captured Namor? Namor is one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes that has yet to debut in the MCU. He could be used as a complex character that could be a hero or a villain and occupies a largely unseen part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When talking to IGN, Kevin Feige had this to say about Namor:
“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.”
It looks like the rights to the character are mostly back at Marvel so we’ll just have to wait and see if the Marvel’s King of Atlantis finds his way onto the big screen in Thor Ragnarok.
Thor Ragnarok hit theaters November 3, 2017