Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is just around the corner. Fans have been receiving little hints and tease for the movie and the wonderful set of characters that will be introduced and some that will be reprising their role. Namor the submariner, played by Tenoch Huerta is the mortal enemy of King T’Challa but due to his passing, Marvel plans to change the story.
How King T’Challa changes Tenoch Huerta’s Namor
Speaking to Black Girl Nerds, the actor spoke about the kind of relationship that existed in the comics between Namor and King T’Challa. From being close allies to becoming mortal enemies, they both evolved through various phases.
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“Well, my character, and personally, it is fun, because my character has a deep admiration for Black Panther… T’Challa… But, me as an actor and as a simple human being, what Chadwick means: so powerful, so deep, it’s extraordinary. And it’s… Yeah, it’s a big inspiration. So, in different levels, in the fiction and the real life, [to] be part of this and feel his presence… through the legacy, through the people who [were] involved in this project is fantastic.
The actor continued,
“As I mentioned a moment before, it’s like his shadow is in the wall. So you line the shadow, and then you put a lot of colors, and music, and love, and you are part of that because it’s your colors as well. You know, your culture, your music is there, and it’s beautiful [to] be part of that, you know what I mean?”
Thus, it is evident the amount of massive respect that Chadwick Boseman gained before his unfortunate passing. It would have been fun to see the chemistry between these two allies and their tragic arc to becoming enemies to reach a conclusion. However, fans will not be able to see this happening on the big screen.
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Fans angry at Tenoch Huerta’s twist on Namor’s relations with King T’Challa
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Fans have reported anger over the fact that Namor would be willing to fight for his kingdom but the respect the actor has for Chadwick Boseman changes the storyline of their entire arc. Taking to Twitter, fans also helped the Mexican actor fight racism when several people wanted him gone from the MCU:
why? why would they change it? the actor is fine, but the new origins is not. Im so done with disney, enjoy.
— Terulio (@Terulio007) July 3, 2022
Of course white "comic fans" (we all know it'a not about staying accurate with the comics in these cases) are upset because Marvel casted Tenoch Huerta, an Indigenous Mexican & very visibly brown, as Namor LMAO
If this is real & how he'll actually look in the movie? I'm excited! https://t.co/7W1v2bnSRi
— valkyrie ✊🏾🇵🇷 (@valkyrievice) July 3, 2022
Atlantis being inspired by Aztec culture and Namor being played by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta in Black Panther Wakanda Forever is about to be the hardest shit the marvel has ever done pic.twitter.com/qEiED8E9aj
— Armani (@historyoarmani2) July 24, 2022
It is evident that the movie is going to be a massive hit at the box office. We just have to wait for the release.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit the theatres on 11th November 2022 and will mark the end of Phase 4 of Marvel Studios.