Namor fans, we got another W! Tenoch Huerta, the man who will play Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has confirmed that the character will be a mutant.
Here’s what Empire Magazine reported:
Namor will be played here by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, previously seen in The Forever Purge and Tigers Are Not Afraid – with this incarnation of the character inspired by the culture and history of Mesoamerica. “You can take Atlantis from Greek myth, or you can adapt from a real culture,” argues Huerta. Rather than the ruler of Atlantis, on the screen he’s the ruler of Talocan – and he’s drawn to the surface by the ramifications of T’Challa’s decision in Black Panther’s final reel to reveal the truth of Wakanda to the world. “That decision puts Talocan in jeopardy,” Huerta explains. “And Talocan has to take action to protect themselves.” One detail that is carrying over from the comics? According to Huerta, his Namor is indeed a mutant.
It’s cool to see that Marvel Studios kept one of Namor’s traits, which is being a mutant. I mean can you imagine the man who is declared “the first mutant” and not be one in the big screen?! Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is for sure my most anticipated film of the year.