Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was recently released in theatres bringing with it the end of the MCU’s Phase Four. The sequel was quite well received by the audience, earning an 84% Rotten Tomatoes score. The sequel introduced comic book characters onto the screens, including Tenoch Huerta’s character Namor who played the role of the antagonist in the sequel.
After Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger made space in the hearts of fans as one of the most beloved villains, Namor has also followed in the exact footsteps. Tenoch Huerta has been on the receiving end of immense praise for his work in Wakanda Forever. Fans are even hoping and praying to see a solo Namor film, although the chances of that happening are quite minimal. However, the actor himself has stated that he would love to be a part of future MCU endeavors.
Tenoch Huerta Excited For His MCU Future
In an interview with Total Film, Tenoch Huerta seemed quite excited when he was asked about the future possibilities of his character, Namor, returning, including spin-offs and crossovers. He stated that Namor’s mythology is vast enough for them to be a great source of inspiration and that he hopes the Marvel Studios land on continuing Namor’s story.
“I hope so! I hope so!! Because I want a bigger contract! I want more zeroes in my contract! No, I’m joking. I mean, the mythology around Namor is huge. You can be crazy with all this cultural aspect, and you can create a lot of things with Namor, because they take a fantastic source of stories and mythology and religion and everything. So I hope they decide to keep going with the character, past its own story or whatever.”
Even Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s producer, Nate Moore had a lot of positive words for Huerta. He stated that Huerta’s a soulful performer and both his eyes and body language contribute to his brilliant performance. Moore revealed that even the casting for Namor didn’t happen through auditions; Huerta already had what they were looking for. With such positive words for the Son of Monarchs actor, it would seem like a waste to not give him and Namor the spotlight they deserve!
A Possible Romance for Namor?
While a solo film for Namor seems impossible due to Universal having rights to the character, fans still want to see the Sub-Mariner in future MCU projects. This might not be that difficult to achieve as Namor has created quite a legacy in the Marvel comics. One possible storyline that has the potential to get picked for the screens is a romantic relationship between Namor and Fantastic Four’s Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Huerta was asked if he would be interested in playing Sue Storm’s love interest who pulls her away from her husband, Reed Richards. Huerta replied saying that while he has no idea about the plans for his character’s future, he would play Namor many times if it was up to him.
“Well, basically, I don’t know what’s in the plan for Namor in the future. Me, Tenoch, as a person, I want to play this character many times, but it’s not up to me. I think it’s up to Ryan [Coogler], and Nate [Moore], and Mr. Kevin Feige.”
What do the comics tell about Namor and Storm’s relationship? Well, for starters, Storm was quite troubled by what she felt for the half-human half-Atlantean. Her interest in Namor, despite being a married woman stemmed from the fact that her husband was more involved with his intellectual pursuits, rather than focusing on their marriage. This led Storm to find comfort in Namor. She finally ended up leaving her husband for Namor in Fantastic Four: Life Story #2.
With many possible storylines, Huerta’s interest in playing the character multiple times, and the actor receiving praise from both fans and his team, Namor’s return only seems like a matter of time.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently playing in theatres.
Source: Rolling Stone