Tenoch Huerta Teases What Fans Can Expect From Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Namor will make his true-to-life Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming sequel to Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Played by Tenoch Huerta, fans got their first glance at the iconic Marvel Comics character in the first trailer for the film during San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year and while the trailer revealed a take on Namor that is a piece unique in relation to his comic book appearance, according to Huerta, fans can expect the character to be a great deal like they’d expect: a king willing to push the limits to safeguard his kin.
In an interview at D23 Exhibition this end of the week shared on the official Marvel Instagram, Huerta teased what fans could expect from the Submariner and the lengths he will go to for his kin, promising a character that is exactly what fans expect of Namor.
“My character is Namor and it’s what individuals can expect from Namor,” Huerta said. “He’s all the time protecting his kin. He’s taking care of them and he’s capable to do whatever he has to do to safeguard them. On the off chance that he has to go past the limits, he’s going to make it happen.”
While it sounds like the MCU’s take on Namor will be a lot of in keeping with the character’s personality from comics, fans can expect to see some changes in the two his appearance and his origin. The trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever revealed a take on Namor that is inspired by Aztec culture and fantasy, marking an enormous snapshot of diverse representation in the MCU. Huerta has previously said that representation is something that’s not lost on him.
“It’s an honor,” Huerta said at Marvel Studios’ Hall H presentation. “I come from the hood, and thanks to inclusion, I’m here. I wouldn’t be here without inclusion. A ton of kids are there in their hood looking at us, dreaming to be here, and they’re gonna make it.”
“In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Sovereign Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), battle to shield their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the assistance of War Canine Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and fashion a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a secret undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives in theaters on November eleventh.