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‘It’s Your Skin, Your Voice’: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Tenoch Huerta Says Putting on the Namor ‘Speedo’ for the First Time Was Amazing

Ever since it was revealed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will mark the ending of Marvel’s phase 4, it has been a series of leaks proving true. Tenoch Huerta who will play the iconic character of Namorsaid about being part of the Marvel family and what it means to don the costume, to have make-up applied to you every day, and what the legacy entails for the Marvel fandom for his character.

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Tenoch Huerta as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Tenoch Huerta as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The legacy of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Angela Basset as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Angela Basset as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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Tenoch Huerta stated in an interview that it is a different feel to watch the movies from afar, to see the people with their costumes and their make-ups but it is a completely different feel when that person is you.

“It’s amazing. 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.” said the Narcos actor.

In an interview with Variety at the San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Tenoch Huerta revealed what it was like to don the costume. The costume shown in the teaser for the upcoming film is comic-accurate with all the little details like the elf-like ears, the winged ankles of Namor, and the iconic green trunks. The kingdom of Atlantis is reported to be inspired by Aztec iconography.

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How Namorwill change the storyline of Black Panther’s kingdom

Chadwick Boseman played the role of Black Panther in Black Panther (2018).
Chadwick Boseman played the role of Black Panther in Black Panther (2018).

First appearing back in 1939, Namor was an Atlantian prince that was born from the love of a human and an Atlantian princess (sounds familiar). And thus, after becoming king, Namor wages battle against the kingdom of Wakanda to…protect the seas? (just kidding). There has been only the synopsis of the movie that deals with the death of their beloved king T’challa.

The movie will deal with the passing of their late king T’challa and the kingdom falling in turmoil for the throne of this Vibranium El-dorado of a city. And not only humans, but other species will also fight for the throne of this mighty kingdom including, Namor. The film will also honor and tribute the late actor Chadwick Boseman who played the role of King T’challa who passed away after battling furiously with cancer.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will release in theaters on 11th November 2022 across the globe and will mark the end of Phase 4 of Marvel.

Source: Variety