A photo of Namor (Tenoch Huerta) was published in the November issue of American magazine Empire, dedicated to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.
Urnal Empire posted a photo of Namor, Black Panther’s new nemesis, in the November issue of the Marvel movie.
Played by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta (American Nightmare 5), the character here is inspired by the culture and history of Mesoamerica. Unlike the comics, in which Namor is the ruler of Atlantis, here the character reigns over Talokan.
In the interview that accompanies this first visual, Tenoch Huerta explains: “You can take Atlantis from Greek myth, or you can adapt and take inspiration from another civilization that also existed and did..”
The actor then talks about how Namor and his people were affected by T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) decision to reveal the existence of Wakanda to the world in Black Panther. He states: “This decision puts Talocan in jeopardy. And Talokan must take steps to protect himself.”
The actor also confides that Namor is a mutant here. Thus, the first step towards integrating the X-Men into the MCU universe.
Who is Namor?
An iconic figure in Marvel’s catalog, Namor, also known as the Prince of the Seas (or the Sub-Mariner in English), has never appeared on the big screen, and until now only had rights to the animated series. Thus, Wakanda Forever will be the first appearance on the big screen of this character, who was created in April 1939 by designer and screenwriter Bill Everett.
Note that this is the first Marvel hero, as he was born before Captain America (December 1940), Spider-Man (August 1962) or Iron Man (March 1963). And even to the publishing house, which was created six months after its creation.
Released in 2018, Black Panther expanded the MCU universe by introducing the world of Wakanda. With this sequel, Ryan Coogler immerses the audience in Namor’s underwater kingdom. In the comics, the Black Panther and the Prince of the Seas are often at odds with each other.
The director also explains to Empire:In the comics, there is a clear contrast between T’Challa and Namor – their characters and their nations. He is the antagonist of the dream”.
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from world powers that intervened after the war. Death of King T’Challa.
As the Wakandans try to master their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and Riri Williams aka Iron Heart (Dominic Thorne) and forge a new path. kingdom.
Black Panther: Wakanda is slated to open in theaters on November 9th, provided discussions of a new media timeline on October 4th are acceptable to Disney.