Marvel star Winston Duke, who will quickly return as M’Baku within the MCU sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has in contrast the arrival of Namor the Sub-Mariner to that of DC’s fellow underwater ruler, Aquaman. In an interview with the LA Times, Duke explains how the portrayal of Namor, a Marvel icon set to make his debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, shall be “a lot more real than fiction” and far more than just “one other Aquaman.”
“In our version, it feels a lot more real than fiction. In the MCU fashion, we’ve grounded it in real cultural significance and cultural traditions. You see the Latinx contingent that is present visually. Ryan Coogler’s creation within the Marvel cinematic landscape is one of deep honor and connection to real stuff. So I think a lot of people are gonna see themselves represented.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will find the leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda fighting to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje should come collectively to combat to guard their nation from a mysterious risk from beneath the ocean. Those “invading forces” will come from beneath the ocean, with Namor rising from his underwater kingdom and declaring conflict on Wakanda.
Official merchandise from the Marvel follow-up has revealed several major changes that will be made to Namor and the kingdom of Atlantis when the character makes his MCU debut. An official tie-in determine has revealed that Namor won’t rule over Atlantis within the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and can as a substitute be the king of Talocan. “The ruler of Talocan, an ancient civilization hidden in the depths of the ocean, Namor will stop at nothing to protect his people,” an official description reads.
The erasure of Atlantis from the MCU has little question been performed to mitigate the comparability between Namor and Aquaman, with the depiction of Namor additionally leaning into Aztec iconography somewhat than the extra medieval-meets-science fiction visuals of Aquaman.
Tenoch Huerta Will Play Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
After months and months of rumor and hypothesis, it has now been formally revealed that The Forever Purge and Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta will play Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The recent trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever offered our first look at the character’s live-action debut, with Namor anticipated to play a significant position within the Marvel Cinematic Universe going ahead.
Huerta recently broke his silence over joining the world of Marvel, explaining what it was wish to turn into an MCU superhero. “It’s amazing,” the actor began. “I mean, everyone pretends to be a superhero or to be part of movies or whatever, and then you are part of it. You are the superhero, and then you are wearing the costume. It’s your skin, your voice, your brain, your talent, your story. It’s overwhelming.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to be launched within the United States on November 11, 2022, and has now been revealed as the ultimate installment in Phase 4 of the MCU.