New cast images of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have been published, giving a better and much clearer picture of Namor, the Submariner, the new Marvel character introduced in the film. The new images are part of a magazine cover released for the film, which includes interviews with cast members. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the sequel to the critical and commercial success of 2018 Black Panther. Also read: Marvel artist criticized by fans for body shaming Black Panther 2’s Namor actor Tenoch Huerta
Wakanda Forever with Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett. It follows the leaders of Wakanda as they try to protect their country after the death of King T’Challa. Chadwick Bosemanwho played T’Challa in Black Panther passed away in 2020. Tenoch Huerta plays Namor, a Marvel superhero described as the ruler of Talocan, an ancient civilization of underwater humans.
Namor’s look in the film is inspired by the Mayan and Inca civilizations of South America, a departure from how he has been portrayed in the media thus far. But the teaser and promos released so far hadn’t given a full picture of the character. The new images, published by Empire Magazine, do. The cover features Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch as their characters from the film. While the other two have appeared in MCU before, Tenoch’s appearance was a secret.
The photos show him wearing an elaborate headgear, similar to how ancient Mayan warriors did. A separate photo gives a better idea of the headgear itself. The teaser, released last month, only showed the character’s face and back in two short shots. There had been a lot of anticipation about the character’s appearance since it was revealed that it would have Mayan inspiration.
For his role in the film, Tenoch learned the ancient Mayan language. Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11.