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“This is how you do representation”: Black Panther 2 Praised for Perfect Latin American Inclusivity With Ancient Serpent Deity Kukulkan Linked With Namor


Amidst all the chaos that has been occurring at Marvel and DC, Marvel seems to have taken a step forward in portraying racial diversity by showcasing a Mesoamerican deity in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

Namor, the antagonist of the upcoming Black Panther sequel is told to be Kukulkan (The Feathered Serpent) which plays a vital role in portraying the history of Mesoamericans in today’s world.

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

Namor Is Called Kukulkan In Black Panther

In the recently released new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, during a voiceover segment of the enemy-turned-ally M’Baku, it can be heard that Namor’s people call him Kukulkan, the feather serpent god.

The new images from Black Panther trailer reveal more.
The new images from the Black Panther trailer reveal more.

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The feather serpent god (Kukulkan) is a Mesoamerican deity belonging to the Aztec Era and fans couldn’t be happier for Marvel’s inclusion of such diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fans took to Twitter to express their happiness.

The people shared their knowledge of the Mesoamerican culture and rejoiced about the portrayal of a character relevant in these recent times and yet still have their roots in ancient times. The upcoming movie will see the return of Letitia Wright as Shuri with many fans speculating that she will take the mantle of the next Black Panther. The upcoming movie will be a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer.

Black Panther Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman as King T'Challa in Black Panther (2018).
Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa in Black Panther (2018).

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Ever since the first teaser of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, people have been remembering the late actor Chadwick Boseman more and more. The sequel deals with the loss of their dear king of the throne of Wakanda King T’Challa dying. The throne is up for grabs while Tenoch Huerta shines as Namor the Sub-mariner and is also wrestling for Wakanda.

The movie will mark the end of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be released on 11th November 2022 in theaters across the world.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.