Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Tenoch Huerta Says Namor Isn’t A Villain Because “Latin Americans Are Always The Villains In Hollywood Movies”

The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star, Tenoch Huerta is currently in the news with his socio-political and cultural statements in every public appearance since the Marvel movie was announced. His screen presence is no less spectacular and more recently the actor has been breaking down barriers with his ethnic portrayal on the cover of Empire. However, as far as the film is concerned, only the bare minimum of Namor’s role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Tenoch Huerta appears on the cover of Empire
The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever appears on the cover of Empire

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Change Namor’s Bow

Namor the submarine is the first anti-hero and morally ambiguous character in the world of comics. Not only is he one of the strongest characters ever created, he’s often referred to as Marvel’s first mutant. His origin follows the tragic and doomed relationship between a human explorer and a princess of Atlantis, following which he took his rightful place as ruler of the ocean kingdom.

Tenoch Huerta debuts as Namor in Black Panther 2
Tenoch Huerta debuts as Namor in black panther 2

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However, his life was marked by visceral animosity towards the surface world for his reckless mistreatment of the marine world. Namor is known to occasionally sound the battle cry which is also adopted when he appeared in MCU’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. However, Tenoch Huerta assures us that’s not all there is to his character. Namor’s live-action role transitions from villain to anti-hero giving him something more substantial, without locking the character into a stereotypical portrayal of a Marvel villain being a lingering thorn in the side of the heroes.

Tenoch Huerta claims to break with stereotypes

This isn’t the first time Marvel has intentionally strayed from established storylines or origin stories to accommodate the needs of contemporary times. The world is constantly changing and sticking to literal depictions of half a century ago would only contribute to stagnation. Marvel also gained a reputation for moving away from the main origin arcs to fit their larger narrative (e.g. changing Kamala Khan’s origin from inhuman to mutant).

Namor the submarine in Wakanda Forever
Namor the submarine in wakanda forever

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Tenoch Huerta now adds to this trend when he claims that his MCU character, Namor, will move away from his infamous trait of being the antagonist – “Latin Americans are always the villains of Hollywood movies. And now we are the heroes – or an anti-hero, in this case. MCU has already been causing ripples since the breakthrough film was announced.

Now the whole fandom awaits the reveal of Chadwick Boseman’s successor and the introduction of new characters to the mainstream universe in the final Phase 4 film, before the universe dives deep into Kang’s multiversal story. the Conqueror and his entry into the MCU.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres on November 11, 2022.

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