Black Panther, the latest Marvel Studios film to hit theaters, sees T’Challa defending his homeland of Wakanda from internal and external threats. One of the most intriguing battle sequences in the film features the titular hero squaring off against Namor, the king of Atlantis and ruler of all the seas. In an epic fight scene, Black Panther takes on Namor in an underwater showdown that sees each side unleash their respective superhuman abilities to take down the other. Who wins? Read on to find out! The Sub-Mariner Rises: Namor vs. Black Panther in Wakanda Forever
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About the comic book character
Namor is the king of Atlantis, a race of super-powered beings who live underwater. He is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, and has been a longtime enemy of the Black Panther. In the comics, he is often portrayed as a villain, but in Wakanda Forever he will be played by Tenoch Huerta as a more heroic figure. Huerta learned a Mayan language for the role, and his performance is sure to be one of the highlights of the film. I think people are going to enjoy it, said Huerta. They’re going to see a side of Namor that they may not have seen before.
Huerta is excited about portraying Namor because he feels like this may open up doors for him with other comic book companies as well. Hopefully after this I’ll be able to do some DC or Marvel work, said Huerta. So fingers crossed.
In his first appearance in the Marvel Universe, Namor was introduced as the king of a race of underwater dwelling people from Atlantis. He was an enemy of the surface world, but he also had a love/hate relationship with humanity. In recent years, he has been more of an ally than an enemy.
Tenoch Huerta learned a Mayan language for the role of Namor in Wakanda Forever. The character is based on the king of a race of underwater dwelling people from Atlantis. Originally, he was an enemy of the surface world and an object of hatred by mankind; however, in recent years, he’s become more like an ally to them. His costume features armored green spandex.
In Wakanda Forever, we are introduced to the powerful and regal king of the underwater dwelling people of Atlantis, Namor. He is played by Tenoch Huerta, who learned a Mayan language for the role. Namor is a fierce warrior and skilled combatant, making him a formidable opponent for anyone who crosses his path. He is also a proud and noble ruler, which makes him respected by those who know him. After being exiled from Atlantis, he found refuge in Wakanda, becoming one of T’Challa’s closest allies. There have been many instances where he has saved T’Challa’s life when no one else could.
Role in Black Panther film
In the film, Huerta plays Namor, the king of a race of people from Atlantis who have the ability to breathe underwater and live in an underwater city. In the comics, Namor is often at odds with Black Panther and the two have a long history of conflict. In the film, their rivalry is taken to a new level as they battle for control of Wakanda. While on the surface it may seem like Namor’s using his Atlantean army to help steal land from Wakanda, he insists that he has his own plans for the country that he wants no part of. He wants to make sure the nation is not corrupted by outside forces, so he refuses when T’Challa offers him a seat on his council.
About Tenoch Huerta
Tenoch Huerta is a Mexican actor best known for his role as Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in the Netflix series Narcos. He has also appeared in the films The Nightman Cometh, Melancholia, and Apocalypto. For his role as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Huerta learned a Mayan language. It was a great opportunity to explore another culture, he said. I wanted to bring some of that into my performance.
Marvel Studios has found their Namor in Tenoch Huerta, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor, who most recently starred in Narcos: Mexico, will play the king of the Atlanteans in an upcoming film. Huerta is also known for his roles in 21 Grams and El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. He also starred on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
The Aquaman spinoff is scheduled for release on November 2nd, 2020 and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia.
Who’s playing Namor in Wakanda Forever?
Tenoch Huerta, known for his roles in Narcos and Apocalypto, has been cast as Namor in the upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The character of Namor is the king of a race of people from Atlantis who have the ability to breathe underwater and have superhuman strength. In the comics, Namor is often at odds with Black Panther and the two have had many battles. It will be interesting to see how their rivalry plays out on the big screen. As we all know, T’Challa can control water so it’s not certain what exactly Namor’s abilities are in this movie! But now that T’Challa has joined the Illuminati and sworn to protect earth from otherworldly threats it’ll be exciting to see how he reacts when he learns about Atlantean invaders…
Why is Namor in Black Panther?
In the comics, Namor is frequently at odds with the X-Men and their allies, including the Avengers and Fantastic Four. However, he has also been known to team up with them on occasion, particularly when Atlantis is threatened. In the film, it appears that Namor has allied himself with Erik Killmonger in order to take down T’Challa and Wakanda. Why? It’s not clear yet. Either way, there will be a showdown between these two aquatic beings and you won’t want to miss it!
Is Black Panther in Wakanda forever?
Recently, actor Tenoch Huerta was cast as Namor the Sub-Mariner in the upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This has led to some speculation as to whether or not the film will be true to the comics, and if so, how big of a role Namor will play. In addition, there are also questions about whether or not Namor is actually from Atlantis, which would contradict what he says about himself in the animated series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Is Luke Evans playing Namor?
Tenoch Huerta, who played the Aztec emperor Moctezuma in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, has been cast as Namor the Sub-Mariner in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever. The character is the king of a race of underwater dwelling people from Atlantis. Huerta learned a Mayan language for the role. He will join returning stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o.