Black Panther, portrayed by the late actor Chadwick Boseman, became a highly popular superhero after his introduction in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War. Boseman reprised the role in the standalone film Black Panther, released in 2018, which garnered a ton of success both critically and commercially, grossing over $1.3 billion worldwide. That being said, one particular Black Panther villain got mistreated by MCU characters and fans alike.
Fans and critics alike were enamored by Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of Black Panther and Michael B. Jordan’s role as Killmonger, as both presented two contrasting yet similar ideologies and characters that formed the main theme of the movie.
One Black Panther Villain Was Mistreated In A Big Way By Fans And MCU Characters Alike
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Namor, also known as the Sub-Mariner, emerged as a complex anti-hero. As the ruler of Atlantis, his fiercely protective nature towards his underwater kingdom is often misunderstood, portraying him as intentionally antagonistic.
Despite being a powerful ally during crises, Namor’s divergent methods and priorities from traditional superhero norms can lead to conflicts with surface dwellers, challenging the simplistic hero-villain narrative people are so used to. In the comics, Namor is a multifaceted character, embodying both heroism and villainy, adding depth to his portrayal in the film. Therefore, he remains misunderstood by fans and MCU characters alike even now.
Black Panther 2 Star Tenoch Huerta was Accused Of Assault
Tenoch Huerta, known for his role as the Indigenous superhero/rival Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, had vehemently denied allegations of se*ual assault made against him by musician and activist María Elena Ríos on social media. In a statement to Variety and on his Instagram, Huerta labeled Ríos’ claims as “false and unsubstantiated,” stating that he dated her for several months, emphasizing the consensual nature of their relationship. Huerta revealed that he had hired a legal team to take appropriate actions to protect his reputation against what he called “irresponsible and false accusations.”
”About a year ago, I dated Elena for several months,” Huerta said. “It was entirely consensual at all times, as countless others can attest. And throughout it was a loving, warm and mutually supportive relationship. After it ended, however, Elena began to misrepresent our interactions both privately and in front of groups of mutual friends.
Huerta claimed that he hired a legal team a few months ago “to commence the appropriate actions to protect my reputation and refute these irresponsible and false accusations that can cause great prejudice and damage. Although I am by no means perfect, I know that these allegations are simply untrue. And while I will always work to improve myself, I need to contest claims that are both false and offensive.”
Ríos, a professional saxophonist and anti-femicide activist, accused Huerta of se*ual assault in tweets earlier this year. She gained attention after being permanently maimed in a 2019 acid attack orchestrated by her ex-boyfriend, an influential politician in Mexico.