A new image from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reveals a different take on Tenoch Huerta’s Namor and a particularly accurate design choice for comics.
a new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever image gives a closer look at Namor’s character design in the film and his comic-accurate ears. Directed by Ryan Coogler, who also directed in 2018 Black Panther, Wakanda forever is set to mark the completion of phase 4 of the MCU. The upcoming film is expected to tell the story of the nation of Wakanda mourning the loss of King T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman, while also dealing with new world powers. With Boseman’s tragic death in 2020, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see a new character take up the mantle of the Black Panther.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever features the return of a number of characters from the first film, including Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Danai Guriria’s Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross, and Winston Duke’s M’Baku. In addition to a number of returning characters, the film also introduces some exciting new ones, including Dominque Thorne’s Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, and Tenoch Huerta’s Namor. Huerta has previously described Namor as a “anti hero,” and trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have already teased that the character will play a pivotal role in the coming events.
A new image, courtesy of Total moviegives a glimpse into Huerta’s Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and shows off its comics-accurate design. While the decorative neck piece appears to be a creative addition from the filmmakers in keeping with Namor’s new backstory for the film, the character’s pointed ears have been pulled straight from the pages of Marvel Comics.
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While there are some notable changes from Namor’s comic book source material, for the most part the character looks very comically-accurate in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In addition to his pointy ears, the film’s most recent trailer revealed that Namor also has wings on his ankles. Just like in the comics, the single wings are a somewhat wacky character design choice, given the character’s underwater lifestyle, which Coogler recently explained is all part of the fun of bringing characters like Namor to life. While Namor’s physical appearance is fairly accurate, Huerta has also confirmed that the character will be a mutant, another detail taken from the comics.
While Namor’s physical appearance is fairly accurate, Huerta has also confirmed that the character will be a mutant, another detail taken from the comics. However, there have also been some exciting changes related to the character’s home and culture. In the comics, Namor is the leader of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, which was turned into Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Talokan. From what has been shown in the film so far, Talocan is heavily inspired by ancient Aztec culture, which has resulted in adding some design flourishes to Namor’s costume and weapons not seen in the comics. While Namor still remains somewhat mysterious, the character becomes a very exciting addition to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Source: Total movie
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