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‘And they still won’t give us a Namor solo movie’: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Crossing $600M Worldwide Renews Fan Demand For Tenoch Huerta’s Namor Film

Tenoch Huerta's Namor Film

As Black Panther: Wakanda Forever surpasses $600 million worldwide, the demand by the fans for a solo Namor movie is high. The sub-mariner played by Tenoch Huerta garnered a huge fanbase as a result of Huerta’s acting and the well-woven character. He was one of the most important aspects that led Black Panther 2 to be one of the most appreciated projects of MCU’s Phase 4.

Tenoch Huerta
Tenoch Huerta as Namor

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was one of the most anticipated projects in the MCU. The movie had numerous difficult tasks to pull off. Starting from handling King T’Challa’s unfortunate demise to setting up Namor and finally concluding MCU’s Phase 4, the movie had some large duties. And from the reception, it looks like the MCU is successful in fulfilling its responsibilities.

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Black Panther 2 impressed the fans

Black Panther released in 2018 is considered as one of the best projects in the entire MCU. The Ryan Coogler movie introduced several new aspects in the superhero universe. But sadly after Chadwick Boseman passed away, the movie had a gigantic responsibility to pass the mantle without recasting the character. The Kevin Feige fortress cleverly dealt with the issue and accepted a route that was equally praised by everyone.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The introduction of Tenoch Huerta’s Namor and his world of Talocan was also carried out beautifully. The realism provided to the world of Talocan and the performance by Huerta won everyone’s hearts. This led to several fans demanding a solo movie on him. On the other hand, even the Marvel Boss Kevin Feige revealed during the premiere that a solo Namor movie depends on the performance of Black Panther 2. 

Now as the movie is already flying high and still expecting more to be collected at the box- office, the fans took over Twitter to raise their demands for a solo Namor project as soon as possible.

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The demand for a Namor project is high on the Internet

Namor Black Panther 2
Namor

As the project starring Letitia Wright went high at the box office the fans went crazy demanding Kevin Feige to fulfill his promise. We have collected a few Tweets which clearly depict the excitement surrounding a potential Namor project in the MCU. It seems like the audience is even up for a Disney+ Special Presentation if the MCU doesn’t want to proceed with a movie.

But there’s also another angle to the whole scenario which makes a potential Namor project more difficult. As revealed by Executive Producer Nate Moore recently, the rights of the character are still in Universal’s custody as a result of which Disney can’t proceed with a solo project currently.

Why a Namor project is so difficult currently?

Namor the Sub-Mariner as depicted in the comics
Namor the Sub-Mariner as depicted in the comics

Also Read: Disney Can’t Make a Namor Standalone Movie as On-Screen Legal Rights of the Black Panther 2 Character Rest With Universal Studios

To be precise, Namor is currently in the same position as the Hulk both having issues with their character rights. Hardly unknown to anyone, Marvel sold a lot of characters to different studios during its initial days. This led them to lose Spider-Man to Sony, X-Men and Fantastic 4 to Fox, and Hulk and Namor to Universal.

According to the legal papers, Disney can’t use Hulk and Namor in the MCU solo projects. They are bound to appear in team-ups or projects centering around other characters. These are confirmed by studio executive Nate Moore himself in an interview with The Wrap where he clearly stated that the character is in a “borrowed” state in the latest MCU movie.

But on the other hand, Universal is reportedly going to lose the rights of Hulk in 2023 and MCU also seems to proceed in the direction of making a solo project on him. This gives hope that watching the popularity, the studio might also take some action on the Namor deal.

Till then you can catch Tenoch Huerta in action in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever running in theaters near you.

Source: Twitter/The Wrap

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.