‘How Much Are They Going to Change Him?’: Namor Actor Tenoch Huerta Says His Character Has a Deep Respect for King T’Challa in Black Panther 2, Fans Ask Did They Actually Read the Comics?

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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.


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

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.

Tenoch Huerta at the SDCC 2022.
Tenoch Huerta at the SDCC 2022.

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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

"The film is a tribute to Chadwick Boseman" agrees Tenoch Huerta.
“The film is a tribute to Chadwick Boseman” agrees Tenoch Huerta.

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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:


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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.



Source: TheDirect



Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2017

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.